[pmg-devel] Possibility to integrate ESET Virus scanner

Dietmar Maurer dietmar at proxmox.com
Mon Dec 17 11:58:21 CET 2018

> So generally speaking will be not too difficult to integrate it.
> The issue with eset is that as said before the performance penalty

As said before, it is not really reasonable to load the whole virus database
every time you scan an email. You need some daemon to cache that.

> On Mon, Dec 17, 2018 at 11:46 AM Dietmar Maurer <dietmar at proxmox.com> wrote:
> > > >> is it possible, to get ESET Virus scanner integrated to PMG? I
> > already opened a thread therefor in the forum and posted all information, I
> > can provide. Primary I just need the adjusted regex and some few comments,
> > then everything should be fine. Would be happy, if it could be integrated
> > with PMG like Avast in the past.
> > > >
> > > > AFAIR, that scanner does not have a reasonable interface, and always
> > loads the hole virus database
> > > > at startup. So this is extremely slow. The output is also totally
> > undocumented? I don't think
> > > > that product is ment to be integrated into a mail gateway.
> > >
> > > What do you mean by a reasonable interface? What do you expect there
> > (for PMG CLI integration)? In comparison to Avast scan the ESET scan is
> > completely similar in its call and response way. Scan time also looked
> > similar to avast
> >
> > I already tried to implement it. but failed. If you think you can do
> > better, just send a patch.

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