Issue 1476 - Virus scanning inside SC
Summary: Virus scanning inside SC
Alias: None
Product: Infrastructure
Classification: Infrastructure
Component: Mailing lists (show other issues)
Version: current
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: lsuarezpotts
QA Contact: issues@www
Depends on:
Reported: 2001-08-17 18:31 UTC by Unknown
Modified: 2006-01-12 09:03 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Unknown 2001-08-17 18:31:41 UTC
Hi, we had some discussions about this earlier, I think it is time to try and
address the virus issues once for all...

Wouldn't be nice to implement a tool that scans for viruses each message that is
posted to any SC mailing list.

This is not just for but for any project hosted by

There are a bunch of software pkgs that deal with this kind of problems. I think
that this should be addressed on a broad base, rather than project by project.

Looking forward to feedback and comments.

Comment 1 stx123 2001-11-06 19:11:54 UTC
Comment 2 lsuarezpotts 2001-11-06 19:52:12 UTC
We already have an issue, 943, that is dealing with virus attachments. And I have 
raised internally with CollabNet a virus-scanning mechanism as you propose here, 
Max. It is an enhancement and due to be implemented in future versions of 
SourceCast. (I got the VP of marketing sold on the idea.) I'm downgading it to a p4 
because of the uncertain nature of the CollabNet enhancement request (I don't know 
when the implementation will take place).
Comment 3 lsuarezpotts 2001-11-10 19:02:55 UTC
forgot to accept/ am accepting now.
Comment 4 lsuarezpotts 2001-12-13 03:42:07 UTC
From what I have been told by the CN product manager, a neartime future release 
of SC (to appear Q202) will address the issue of attachments if not this one of virus 
Closing, filing as "later."
Comment 5 stx123 2004-11-05 20:37:30 UTC
> Business impact?

While we have some kind of virus protection by stripping attachment a better
solution would be the integration of virus protection into the SouirceCast
mailing system. Besides the negative publicity of a unprotected system users /
customers unsubscribe due to the unrestricted  distribution of virus messages.

Louis, would you reassign for further handling.
Comment 6 stx123 2006-01-12 08:59:12 UTC
reopen to change the resolution...
Comment 7 stx123 2006-01-12 09:02:51 UTC
Virus protection inside SourceCast (SC) will not be implemented by CollabNet.
The protection for the domain is implemeted in the mail exchanger
before messages enter SourceCast.
Comment 8 stx123 2006-01-12 09:03:20 UTC