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Re: Antivirus? (and firewalls)

So native Linux viruses are not a real risk? I've heard that Bliss was less
dangerous than first reported:


but there was apparently another native Linux virus:


Since posting my previous msg I turned up a couple of collections of
antivirus programs for Linux, but what Lee said seems to apply to all of them:

>The McAfee products looks for Windows Viruses on a Linux fileserver.

Thanks for jogging my memory -- that's what their NetShield for Netware does.

I'm concerned only about native Linux viruses. I run a Linux server and
would like to test it for vulnerability to hacker attacks, before adding my
development system to the local net and taking the whole thing online via
dial-up. A software firewall might be a good idea, but that might be too far
off-topic for Inde?

I'd like to run a program like SATAN/SAINT to check for security holes, but
most of those programs want to run with root access. At least one version of
SATAN was reportedly hacked to become malicious, which brought up my concern
about protection from viruses / worms / trojans.