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Securing Systems and Attached Devices in Oracle® Solaris 11.4

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Updated: July 2019

Using the vscan Service

    Scanning files for viruses is available when the following requirements are met:

  • The virus scanning package is installed.

  • At least one scan engine is installed and configured.

  • The files reside on a file system that supports virus scanning.

  • Virus scanning is enabled on the file system.

  • The vscan service is enabled.

  • The vscan service is configured to scan files of the specified file type.

The following table points to the tasks you perform to set up the vscan service.

For Instructions
Install a scan engine.
Installs and configures one or more of the supported third-party products listed in Figure 9, Table 9, Antivirus Scan Engine Software.
See the product documentation.
Install the virus-scan IPS package.
Installs the virus scanning package.
Enable the file system to allow virus scans.
Enables virus scans on a ZFS file system. By default, scans are disabled.
Enable the vscan service.
Starts the scan service.
Add a scan engine to the vscan service.
Includes specific scan engines in the vscan service.
Configure the vscan service.
Views and changes vscan properties.
Configure the vscan service for specific file types.
Specifies the file types to include and exclude in a scan.