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Wouter Verhelst <wouter@debian.org> writes:

> On Thu, 16 May 2002, Richard Braakman wrote:
> > On Thu, May 16, 2002 at 12:02:34PM +0200, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> > > Couldn't you just redirect the output to a named pipe in the background,
> > > and have the virusscanner scan that named pipe?
> > 
> > Hmm.  That would indeed let you scan the entire attachment.  But how
> > long would it take?  And would you really want to let an attachment
> > through if it expands into a 2 TB file?  That in itself could tickle
> > some clients.
> Errr... obviously.

Another issue is that AMaViS unpacks the messages first. This has to
happen on disc, be it a ramdisc or a real disc. Why is that? Because
we don't want to trust in the scanners supporting every comression


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