How to set BitDefender Anti-Virus to scan
all ibays for viruses
Author: Jeff Martin
Problem: You don't have
money for a commercial grade virus scanner with up-to-date virus
definitions but still want some bare-bones virus protection for files
stored in ibays on your server.
STEP 1: Please consider the following before installation. There is NO SUPPORT for this virus software from either BitDefender or Mitel Networks. Itís not meant to be installed on a registered SME Server. Also there are updates available from BitDefender for this software but they may not be as quickly updated as a commercial grade scanner. Which means virus protection for your files is marginal at best. In order to have true virus protection supported by Mitel Networks consider purchasing Servicelink with virus protection, which automatically downloads virus pattern updates to a sophisticated server-based virus-scanning engine, ensuring detection and blocking of viruses and malicious code. In order to purchase Servicelink with virus protection contact Sales@MartinTechnology.com or visit http://www.MartinTechnology.com
Continue to step 2 at your own risk
STEP 2: Download and install BitDefender Anti-Virus for Linux from http://www.BitDefender.com On their website go to products freeware/BitDefender Linux Edition v.7.0 and you'll see a download link.
|rpm -Uvh bdc-7.0.1-3.i386.rpm|
STEP 3: Create the file /etc/cron.daily/bdcscan with the contents shown below:
# BitDefender Anti-Virus Daily ibay Scan
# This file performs a complete virus scan of the files stored
# in any ibay on the server. When placed in /etc/cron.daily this becomes
# a daily automated process with a copy of the scan report
# being sent to the administrator.
#Command to launch BitDefender Virus Scan
$output = `/usr/local/bd7/shared/bdc /home/e-smith/files/ibays/ --nohed --nowarn --log --all --append`;
#Email report file to admin
$output = `mutt -x postmaster -s "Anti-Virus Daily Scan Report" -a "/usr/local/bd7/shared/bdc.log" < "."`;
#Command to update BitDefender files
$output = `/usr/local/bd7/shared/bdc --update`;
chmod 700 bdcscan
STEP 4: Test the operation
Please note that the emailed report files are empty unless a virus is found.
STEP 5: If you'd like to test Panda's ability to catch a virus you can copy a test virus file from http://www.eicar.org/anti_virus_test_file.htm into an ibay and then repeat starting from Step 4.