Sez Marcus J Ranum (for which I'm grateful):
> Scanning for DOS virii on a UNIX box is also a bit of a
>wild goose chase. Why? Because any DOS executable that's being
>transmitted through the UNIX box is probably encoded for transmission
>and then you have the whole issue of figuring out what the encoding
>is and means...
IBM's AIX does have a 'virscan' command which can examine DOS executables
for a pre-set list of well-known virus "signatures." As Marcus
notes, encoded stuff can't be scanned, but if it's unpacked under
AIX, 'virscan' might be useful.
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