Windows only, AVS systems excluded.
Adds anti-virus protection for those Windows sites that for policy or other reasons must run anti-virus systems other than F-Secure on their servers.
Note: This feature is not available on anti-virus stations (AVS).
This feature adds anti-virus protection for those sites that for policy or other reasons must run anti-virus systems other than F-Secure on their servers. Support for these “foreign” anti-virus systems is not fully integrated with LISTSERV in the same way that FSAV is, but LISTSERV will give the AV system the opportunity to disinfect messages.
To have LISTSERV messages disinfected by an AV system other than FSAV, add the FOREIGN_ANTI_VIRUS parameter to your site configuration as shown in the example.
The anti-virus system must be installed on the LISTSERV server, and must block creation of a .EXE file containing a virus with an error of “access is denied“.
Use of this feature is at your own risk. Because the foreign AV system is not fully integrated with LISTSERV as is FSAV, LISTSERV cannot check that the AV system is up and running and has up-to-date virus definitions. It can only assume that any file that is not denied access does not contain a virus. If you use this feature, it is recommended that you test it thoroughly and set up an external monitoring system to make sure that the anti-virus system is always active when LISTSERV is.
Since the foreign AV system is not integrated with LISTSERV, LISTSERV does not know which viruses have been detected. Anti-virus reports will identify every virus detected as "unknown virus”.
This feature is part of the LISTSERV message scanner, and therefore requires a valid and current maintenance LAK. See http://www.lsoft.com/products/listserv_av.asp for more information.
0 (that is, disabled)