Quote:> > ...However both AmaVIS and my
> > solution rely upon external virus scanning engines--if you want a
> > good engine you need to pay for it (and subscribe to updates).
> That is only true for commercial use, mind you.
I must disagree. The best signatures can only come from a room
full of guys who are being paid 24x7 to defend the world against
the newest dangers.
> > I probably would have used AmaVIS myself had I known about it in
> > early May--I love GPL too. But I have since looked at AmaVIS and I
> > don't think it would have saved me much implementation time. Plus,
> > it would have way uglier, slower and complicated.
> I find AMaViS neither ugly, nor slow and certainly not complicated.
> Integration into Linux, Free- and OpenBSD took me 5 minutes each.
You are right. You speak from your actual experience. I speak having
only looked at docs and faqs. Amavis sounds like a mess to me, but if
it only took you 5 minutes to implement either you are an exceptionally
competent integrator, or my impressions are incorrect.
> > My solution simply and elegantly integrates a commercial virus
> > scanning product (the best in the world) into procmail.
> So there we go... Apart from the fact that I have not seen any "best
> virus scanning product" over the past 10 years, I don't see what the
Perhaps there is no best, but there is a best selling.
In this case believe they happen to be the same.
Quote:> advantage of plonking a virus scanner into procmail would be over
> ummm... plonking several virus scanners into procmail like AMaViS
Speed, efficiency, simplicity.
> > Anyway: If you are trying to hack together something for your home
> > network definately use AmaVIS instead.
> > If need to defend your organization from the current threat, you
> > need to
> ... know what you're doing anyway and not rely on a single person
> somewhere on this planet who *claims* to have the best tool on earth.
For every 1 those "know what you're doing" there are 20? 100? who should
be using at least some email filtering tool to protect their
organizations but are not because of complexity, lack of direction,
motivation or resources.
> > be running ASAP, and your time is valuable you will be happy you
> > paid me to get you there.
> Sorry, scottopotomus, but you're not sounding overly convincing.
Alright, for you Robin, I officially change my pitch:
If you are the administrator for an organization's mail host,
you should strongly consider protecting your users from dangerous
email by installing a virus/macro/script filter on your mail host.
www.AmaVIS.org offers an free integration product that will enable
you to connect just about any unix-based (pc)virus scanner to a
unix-based email system. You should try AmaVIS.
I offer a very simple commercially supported alternative that works
well on Linux email hosts, If have difficulty implementing
and trusting AmaVIS with the virus scanner of your choice
then perhaps you should try my guaranteed solution.
Quote:> Your tips on getting pregnant were a much funner read.
You laugh at infertility or ovarian disease? We didn't think
7 years of infertility were funny. Many of the hundreds of
messages we get each month through our infertility support site
are written through tears. Although we also get a few joyful
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