[Ubuntu-US-PA] LoCo / LUG in Washington PA area?
john at swajime.com
Sat Nov 21 20:43:52 GMT 2009
A very long time ago, I lost two redhat machines to the Ramen Noodle
worm. I never did figure out how that happened, but I've been super
cautious ever since then. I personally don't understand why anyone
would even try to protect a windows machine. That's like trying to
protect a skunk (in my mind, anyways... 8-) ).
On Sat, 2009-11-21 at 08:12 -0500, Art Alexion wrote:
> On Thursday 19 November 2009 22:53:57 JW Simpson wrote:
> > I just want to make sure their computer is safely wrapped up with clamav
> > & ufw before letting them wander out into the wild-wild-web
> I hope you understand that ClamAV is not intended to protect the Linux
> machine. It is designed to protect other Windows machines on the network.
> The idea is that, if you are using the Linux machine as a file server, a mail
> server, or are just forwarding attachments to Windows machines, you will not
> forward any viruses. Linux machines can't be infected by Windows viruses, and
> Linux viruses have only been theoretical. There are no known actual Linux
> Art Alexion
JW Simpson <john at swajime.com>
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