basic - continued

Gilles Gravier ggravier at
Mon Feb 8 08:35:17 UTC 2010


On 08/02/2010 09:28, TSmith wrote:
>  > In any case, unless you're actually building a file server or a
>  > mail server, having an anti-virus on Linux is pretty much overkill.
> Why overkill?

Well... given the actual number of Linux viruses in the wild... And the
system security mecanisms (which prevent a user application from messing
with system files)...

Most Linux antivirus use virus definition files for Windows... because
they are used to control files stored on a file server (serving Windows
machines) or a mail server (accessed by Windows clients).


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