On Wednesday 03 March 2004 18:27, Michele Neylon :: Blacknight Solutions
> > > Scanning at SMTP level is not practical in most cases.
> > Why not? I'm doing virus scanning (ClamAV) and SpamAssassin at SMTP time
> > on incoming mail for about 20,000 users (about 250 messages/minute). I
> > picked up a pair of 1U rackmount servers (each under 1800 Euro last year)
> > for this, and there's lots of excess capacity (which is the way I
> > like it).
>> I hope you aren't providing too many guarantees, as Clam can be extremely
> flaky and not recognise a lot of the more recent viruses in the wild. It
Well it caught Netsky, and other recent ones for me pretty quick. I update the
AV database hourly.
> also eats up CPU compared to some of the commercial options.
Yes, unfortunately it does seem pretty CPU intensive, and getting more so as
the AV database grows.
John Allen, mailto:john.allen at dublinux.net
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