SUMMARY: Virus detection on Sun NFS mounts

From: Noel Fardy (
Date: Thu Apr 03 1997 - 06:31:07 CST

Original question:

> Our network environment consists PCs running NT 4.0 and
> Suns running Solaris 2.5. The PC users mount Sun partitions
> to store common Windows documents. When virus programs
> such as McAfee or Norton Antivirus run against these
> NFS mounted files, the program freezes.
> Is anyone using an NT antivirus utility that will successfully run
> against NFS mounted drives?


It appears that those people using Samba on the Sun rather
than PC-NFS do not encounter any problems with NT virus scanning
software. A number of others suggested trying the Mcafee Antivirus
program for Solaris ( ).

Thanks to:

Troy Wollenslegel <>
Richard Butler <> (Andrea Bellinzaghi)
David Fetrow <>
Stephen Harris <> (Jason Noorman) (Celeste Stokely)

Noel Fardy
System Administrator
Trout Trading Management Co.

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