Thanks all for the replies...

The reason I'm looking for something to run under a GUI is 
that I've set up a network at my folks house which includes 
a FreeBSD box running Samba.  My Dad isn't comfortable with 
a command prompt yet, but he's interested in poking around 
to see what FreeBSD (and OpenBSD) can do (After so many 
times of having to go over there to fix windows, I couldn't 
help but spread some of my cheery Gospel.  :) ).

I figured the best way to get him introduced was to set him 
up with KDE.  So he's asked me about a virus scanner, and 
because there are three win machines on the LAN sharing the 
SMB resources, I figured it would be cool if the virus 
scanner was on the server.  It's not for scanning email, 
and I understand what was said about it being for windows 
viruses (actually, that's the idea).  I just figured that 
if the scanner was on a FreeBSD machine, then a virus 
wouldn't have a chance at screwing it up (I assume, while 
the backup Cd's are still smoldering).

I've thought about setting it up to run in the background 
and relay an email to me if it finds something so that I 
can ssh my way in without having to make a house call.  
Then again, it wouldn't be encouraging him to get his hands 

I guess the best thing would be for me to get busy and 
improve my programing skills so I can get stuff like this 
to work.  Who knows?  Maybe it will be good enough for the 
ports tree.  :)

Thanks again.


PS...  I've only skimmed through the man pages, but I seem 
to remember something about it not being able to remove a 
virus from within an archive (although it can scan within 
the archive)?  I could be wrong, though (sounded pretty 
cheesy, but I was more intereseted in a mention of 
available frontends).  I played with it for a little while 
but uninstalled it after exhausing my search.

On Saturday 28 August 2004 05:08 pm, Lucas Holt proclaimed:
> You can get fprot for freebsd as well.  They have a free
> personal edition and a reasonable version for servers. 
> It works fine for on demand scanning and you can
> configure it for of the antispam/antivirus scripts
> although i like clamav better for mail servers.
> On Aug 28, 2004, at 5:58 AM, Mike Hauber wrote:
> > Has anyone had any luck getting KlamAV to work on
> > FreeBSD? Is there a project underway to get this into
> > the ports tree?  If not, is there another frontend for
> > clamAV that will run on FreeBSD?  (I haven't been able
> > to find any, and my programing skills still have much
> > to be desired.)
> >
> > I've googled around and haven't been able to come up
> > with anything.
> >
> > Thx
> >
> > Mike
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