From: Dermot Buckley (derbuck at domain eircom.net)
Date: Tue 26 Jun 2001 - 18:21:05 IST
Gary is right,
I am talking about something that would effectively scan traffic through the
firewall - not just emails. I had little hope of getting something for the
masquerading traffic, however I'm optimistic about there being something out
there which will scan the proxy traffic. If I could get something that
would just watch the squid cache folders that would probably (at a pinch)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ilug-admin at domain linux.ie [mailto:ilug-admin at domain linux.ie]On Behalf Of
> Ruairi Newman
> Sent: 26 June 2001 8:57 pm
> To: Burke, Gary : GIG IS&T
> Cc: ilug at domain linux.ie
> Subject: Re: [ILUG] Virus Scanner for firewalls
> > I'm wondering if this is the question the original poster asked
> > He seems to be looking for something that will scan all packets coming
> > through a firewall for virii, not just emails themselves.
> Hmm. Well, in that case I doubt very much that it is possible. AFAIK,
> virus scanners only work on files, applications etc, in which case the
> firewall would have to identify and assemble incoming files, and
> then scan
> for virii. This isn't the job of a firewall.
> It might be possible on a proxy, if the purpose of this is to
> scan web/ftp
> downloads for virii, though.
> Bzzzzzzzzzt....."AAAAAAAaaaaaarrrgh!!!!!" Thud.
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