IBM i

  • 1.  Has someone ported an open source version of virus checking to IBM i?

    Posted Wed May 19, 2021 08:10 AM
    We're looking for anti virus software for IBM i.  Our current quotes are much more for a single lpar of IBM i than all of our Windows servers and clients combined.  And we have 15 lpars of IBM i.  I am wondering if someone has ported an open source version of virus checking to IBM i?

    I'm fighting the boss now to avoid his idea of creating a share on the root so some pc can virus check it.  His hope is that the share can be restricted to a particular IP address or some such thing.  I suspect that this cannot be so without buying some of the same overpriced exit point software we're trying to avoid.

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    Robert Berendt
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  • 2.  RE: Has someone ported an open source version of virus checking to IBM i?

    IBM Select
    Posted Tue May 25, 2021 11:17 AM
    Have you checked out RazLee's port of ClamAV?

    https://www.razlee.com/antivirus/

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  • 3.  RE: Has someone ported an open source version of virus checking to IBM i?

    Posted Tue May 25, 2021 02:51 PM
    RazLee's port is marketed by Seasoft in the US.  Price wise, it's better than some - but again, still more than covering all of our Windows based clients and servers.

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    Robert Berendt
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  • 4.  RE: Has someone ported an open source version of virus checking to IBM i?

    Posted Wed May 26, 2021 11:55 AM

    IBM has a version of clamAV for AIX:

    AIX Toolbox for Linux Applications - Downloads alpha

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    maybe it could be "ported" to IBM i.

    Or maybe a RFE to get it out there




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  • 5.  RE: Has someone ported an open source version of virus checking to IBM i?

    Posted Thu May 27, 2021 01:11 PM
    Bryan,

    Hi, I Emailed Jesse Gorzinski who says he'll add it to his "list of things to consider" and also raised an RFE.

    RFE for ClamAV on IBM i

    Fingers crossed!

    Regards, Steve

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    Steve Munday
    AIX, IBM i, HMC, PowerVM
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  • 6.  RE: Has someone ported an open source version of virus checking to IBM i?

    IBM Select
    Posted Fri May 28, 2021 09:44 AM
    I just added my vote for it..


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    Jim
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