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eScan for Linux File Server


Contents

Highlights

Required Packages

RPM Package Name                       File name
    mwadmin                 mwadmin-x.x-x.<linux distro><release>.i386.rpm
    mwav                    mwav-x.x-x.<linux distro><release>.i386.rpm
    escan                   escan-x.x-x.<linux distro><linux release>.i386.rpm
    escan-rtm               escan-rtm-x.x-x.<linux distro><linux release>.i386.rpm


Debian Package Name                    File name
    mwadmin                 mwadmin-x.x-x.<linux distro><release>.i386.deb
    mwav                    mwav-x.x-x.<linux distro><release>.i386.deb
    escan                   escan-x.x-x.<linux distro><linux release>.i386.deb
    escan-rtm               escan-rtm-x.x-x.<linux distro><linux release>.i386.deb




Installation

NOTE:The packages should be installed as per the order given below. Installation should be done using a Terminal to run the command line parameters


Command Line Installation:


For RPM Packages:

# rpm -ivh mwadmin-x.x-x.<linux distro><release>.i386.rpm
# rpm -ivh mwav-x.x-x.<linux distro><release>.i386.rpm
# rpm -ivh escan-x.x-x.<linux distro><release>.i386.rpm
# rpm -ivh escan-rtm-x.x-x.<linux distro><release>.i386.rpm


For Debian packages:

# dpkg -i mwadmin-x.x-x.<linux distro><release>.i386.deb
# dpkg -i mwav-x.x-x.<linux distro><release>.i386.deb
# dpkg -i escan-x.x-x.<linux distro><release>.i386.deb
# dpkg -i escan-rtm-x.x-x.<linux distro><release>.i386.deb

Post-Installation Configuration

After the installation is complete, add the following entries in [global] section of /etc/samba/smb.conf file
       max mux = 1
add the following entries in [share_name] section of /etc/samba/smb.conf file
       vfs object = vscan-mwav
       vscan-mwav: config-file = /opt/MicroWorld/etc/escan/vscan-mwav.conf
NOTE: [share_name] is the folder / storage space which is shared and is being accessed by the Network users. This is the shared folder/storage space which will be scanned by eScan's monitor on real-time basis.
After adding the above entries, restart the samba server. This completes the Installation procedure for eScan for Linux File Server.




FAQ's

General

1. What is eScan for Linux File Servers?

A. MicroWorld's eScan for Linux File Servers is a complete Ant-Virus Solution for GNU/Linux File Servers (eg.SAMBA Server). It will protect the shared space on Linux Servers including Samba Shares, FTP, HTTP and NFS shared resources.


2. What are the features in eScan for Linux File Servers?

A. eScan for Linux File Servers has:

  • Real-time monitor of shared storage space / folder,
  • On-Demand Virus Scanning including Heuristic scanning, Cross File Systems, Symbolic Link scanning,
  • Automatic download of Virus signatures,
  • Easy and convenient administratiton - Web-browser based administration and Graphical User Interface (GUI),
  • Provides extensive Logs for analysis.

3. For which GNU/Linux distributions is eScan for Linux Desktop available?

A. eScan for Linux Desktop is available for following Linux distribution

  • Fedora 9
  • RHEL 4
  • RHEL 5
  • Suse 10 (SP2)
  • Suse 11

New or updated packages for various GNU/Linux distributions are always added in the official web-site www.escanav.com as well as in the eScan Wiki site. To check the latest available packages for your linux distro click here

If you do not find your package in our website, please write to linux@escanav.com with your following details as mentioned below:

  • eScan product name,
  • linux distribution and release version,
  • the linux kernel version and
  • 32 bit or 64 bit OS.



4. What is a Cross File Systems?

A. In Linux, you have different file systems mounted on partions. eScan can scan files in Cross file systems means checking files on different partitions and/or network mounted file systems.


5. What is the difference between the Evaluation version of eScan software and fully licensed software?

A. The evaluation version and licensed version of eScan are identical in feature and functionality wise. While in evaluation version of eScan, it will function for a limited period i.e. for 30-days after which the license key for eScan has to be purchased.


6. How can I check the dependencies required for MicroWorld's products?

A. To check the dependencies before installing the packages

command for RPM Package
# rpm -qpR <package>
command for Debian Package
# dpkg --info <package>



7. How can I check the version of the eScan packages installed?

A. To check the version of the installed eScan packages


command for RPM Package
# rpm -qi <package-name> Display package information, including name, version, and description.
OR
* rpm -qa <package-name> Report status of specified package.
Example: rpm -qa mwadmin rpm -qa mwav rpm -qa escan rpm -qa escan-rtm
OR
Example: rpm -qi mwadmin rpm -qi mwav rpm -qi escan rpm -qi escan-rtm
command for Debian Package
# dpkg -l <package-name> List packages matching given pattern
OR
# dpkg -s <package-name> Report status of specified package.
Example: dpkg -l mwadmin dpkg -l mwav dpkg -l escan dpkg -l escan-rtm
OR
Example: dpkg -s mwadmin dpkg -s mwav dpkg -s escan dpkg -s escan-rtm

Settings

1. Can On-Demand Scanning be executed manually from the SSH terminal in eScan for Linux File Servers?

A. Yes. On-Demand Scanning can be executed manually as well as schedule scanning job from the SSH terminal in eScan for Linux File Servers. For more information on Command Line parameters for eScan On-Demand scanning click here.






References


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