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    automatic virus scan when user opens floppy

    Am cretin and now nothing at all about this.

    Is it possible, a la as often happens on windows, to automatically scan a floppy for viruses when a user tries to read stuff in from a floppy?

    And what antivirus program to use?

    Thanks any help.

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    Re:automatic virus scan when user opens floppy

    It sounds posible but I can only think of one or 2 ways you can do it. There has to be more/better ways of doing this but this is what I can think of.

    1. Create a script that mounts the disk and then scans it if something is found unmount the disk with an error message.

    2. Hack mount, add a switch to run your scan program and then add an alias for that to the .bashrc in /etc/skel and then each user will automagically run your switch when using mount.

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    Re:automatic virus scan when user opens floppy

    Thanks.

    Is there however any point in doing it, come to think of it? There obviously is with windows; but perhaps not with Linux.

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    Re:automatic virus scan when user opens floppy

    you'd pretty much have to willingly run the virus to do much damage...

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    Re:automatic virus scan when user opens floppy

    Thanks.

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    Re:automatic virus scan when user opens floppy

    i would be more scared of cds with autorun on windows then floppies

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    if most CDs were rewriteable, i would be too

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    Re:automatic virus scan when user opens floppy

    [move]Thanks again.[/move]

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