[bf1942] OT Protection

g8 at the.whole.net g8 at the.whole.net
Wed Feb 4 13:15:56 EST 2004

Mailscanner is good, as is MIMEDefang (my friend at sendmail recommends
mdf for most situations).  Of course I recommend looking at more secure,
alternate MTAs such as Postfix, qmail, or exim.  I personally use Postfix
(aka IBM Secure Mailer) and a one line regex blocked the virii before
they even got to the DATA stage (thus saving bandwidth at the server).
If you want quarantine and such there are great packages like amavis-new
filtering via clamav (and spamassassin) which integrate very well.  Some
links for the interested:

http://www.roaringpenguin.com/products/mimedefang/  (assuming you want to
stay with sendmail)
http://www.postfix.org/  (a choice MTA upgrade path from sendmail)
http://www.ijs.si/software/amavisd/  (check the how-to section, some great
tutorials on easily setting up everything)


On Wed, 4 Feb 2004, Steve Getman wrote:

> Not sure that will help.  By the time Mailscanner gets to it it's already
> used bandwidth to get to your server.
> --
> Steve Getman
> steve at lightcubed.com
> <quote who="Mario Massa">
> > yeah its called MailScanner google it and you find there website
> >
> >> Hey everyone,
> >>
> >> I am sorry to bother you all but this is a bit off topic but probably
> >> still
> >> has some relevance to some others.
> >>
> >> I know I shouldn't do this, but I run my bf server on the same server as
> >> my
> >> mail server, however I am having a helluva time with the MyDoom worm
> >> hogging
> >> a lot of the bandwidth and creating some ugly lag (2500 infected mails a
> >> day).  Does anyone know of a good free MIME stripper or anti-virus
> >> protection for sendmail that will reduce the problems?
> >>
> >> Thanks for any help,
> >>
> >> Fat Bastard
> >>
> >
> >
> > Weaklinks Networks
> > http://shells.weaklinks.net
> >

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