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Rav no more...

http://www.ravantivirus.com/pages/shownews.php?i=154

We use Rav here at work on our mail servers to help filter out virii before they get to the end users...  Well we did before Microsoft bought the company that ran Rav, and the Rav subscriptions are no longer renewable.  For those who don't know, Rav (Reliable Antivirus) is a daemon that scans emails and uses milter to delete virii from email attachments based on updated definitions from the company.  Does anyone else here, at the board, use Rav or a similar system for filtering mail on a Linux server?  I don't mean to slough this problem on the board, but I figure the hoopin' froods here might be able to suggest another system that works as well.  THANKS!

Andrew Burton
Wednesday, June 11, 2003

RAV means "Romanian Antivirus".

Also, it is a complete antivirus suite!

XTG
Wednesday, June 11, 2003

http://www.ravantivirus.com/encyclopedia/

Site says "Reliable" which is what I was reading, my bad.

Andrew Burton
Wednesday, June 11, 2003

In their first versions they called it Romanian AntiVirus, but later on, probably changed it to a more 'competitive' name.

Szász Attila
Thursday, June 12, 2003

We use Sophos AV on our Linux mail server and Windows desktops. A bit pricey but I like it.

Chris Altmann
Thursday, June 12, 2003

Try the open source and free ClamAV in combination with mailscanner.

The Clam Anti-virus web site is butt ugly, but the software works like a charm. All virus emails are automatically deleted on our Linux server. A cron job automatically updates the virus definitions database each night. You can select if you still want to receive the cleaned emails (which is nice to show the management what you are doing) or just delete them on the server.

http://clamav.elektrapro.com/
http://www.sng.ecs.soton.ac.uk/mailscanner/

And while you're at it. combine it with spamassassin:
http://spamassassin.org/index.html

Jan Derk
Thursday, June 12, 2003

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