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NAME

       vfs_scannedonly - Ensures that only files that have been scanned for viruses are visible
       and accessible to the end user.

SYNOPSIS

       vfs objects = scannedonly

DESCRIPTION

       This VFS module is part of the samba(8) suite.

       The vfs_scannedonly VFS module ensures that only files that have been scanned for viruses
       are visible and accessible to the end user. If non-scanned files are found an anti-virus
       scanning daemon is notified. The anti-virus scanning daemon is not part of the Samba
       suite.

       Scannedonly comes in two parts: a samba vfs module and (one or more) daemons. The daemon
       scans files. If a certain file is clean, a second file is created with prefix .scanned:.
       The Samba module simply looks if such a .scanned: file exists, and is newer than the
       pertinent file. If this is the case, the file is shown to the user. If this is not the
       case, the file is not returned in a directory listing (configurable), and cannot be opened
       (configurable). The Samba vfs module will notify the daemon to scan this file.

       So what happens for the user in the default configuration. The first time a directory is
       listed, it shows files as 'file is being scanned for viruses, but after the first time all
       files are shown. There is a utility scannedonly_prescan that can help you to prescan all
       directories. When new files are written the daemon is notified immediately after the file
       is complete.

       If a virus is found by the daemon, a file with a warning message is created in the
       directory of the user, a warning is sent to the logs, and the file is renamed to have
       prefix .virus:. Files with the .virus: prefix are never shown to the user and all access
       is denied.

       This module is stackable.

CONFIGURATION

       vfs_scannedonly relies on a anti-virus scanning daemon that listens on the scannedonly
       socket (unix domain socket or UDP socket).

OPTIONS

       scannedonly:domain_socket = True
           Whether to use a unix domain socket or not (false reverts to use udp)

       scannedonly:socketname = /var/lib/scannedonly/scan
           The location of the unix domain socket to connect to

       scannedonly:portnum = 2020
           The udp port number to connect to

       scannedonly:scanhost = localhost
           When using UDP the host that runs the scanning daemon (this host needs access to the
           files!)

       scannedonly:show_special_files = True
           Whether sockets, devices and fifo's (all not scanned for viruses) should be visible to
           the user

       scannedonly:rm_hidden_files_on_rmdir = True
           Whether files that are not visible (.scanned: files, .failed: files and .virus: files)
           should be deleted if the user tries to remove the directory. If false, the user will
           get the "directory is not empty" error.

       scannedonly:hide_nonscanned_files = True
           If false, all non-scanned files are visible in directory listings. If such files are
           found in a directory listing the scanning daemon is notified that scanning is
           required. Access to non-scanned files is still denied (see
           scannedonly:allow_nonscanned_files).

       scannedonly:scanning_message = is being scanned for viruses
           If non-scanned files are hidden (if scannedonly:hide_nonscanned_files = True), a fake
           0 byte file is shown. The filename is the original filename with the message as
           suffix.

       scannedonly:recheck_time_open = 50
           If a non-scanned file is opened, the vfs module will wait recheck_tries_open times for
           recheck_time_open milliseconds for the scanning daemon to create a .scanned: file. For
           small files that are scanned by the daemon within the time (tries * time) the behavior
           will be just like on-access scanning.

       scannedonly:recheck_tries_open = 100
           See recheck_time_open.

       scannedonly:recheck_time_readdir = 50
           If a non-scanned file is in a directory listing the vfs module notifies the daemon
           (once for all files that need scanning in that directory), and waits
           recheck_tries_readdir times for recheck_time_readdir milliseconds. Only used when
           hide_nonscanned_files is false.

       scannedonly:recheck_tries_readdir = 20
           See recheck_time_readdir.

       scannedonly:allow_nonscanned_files = False
           Allow access to non-scanned files. The daemon is notified, however, and special files
           such as .scanned: files.  .virus: files and .failed: files are not listed.

EXAMPLES

       Enable anti-virus scanning:

                   [homes]
                vfs objects = scannedonly
                scannedonly:hide_nonscanned_files = False

CAVEATS

       This is not true on-access scanning. However, it is very fast for files that have been
       scanned already.

VERSION

       This man page is correct for version 4.0.0 of the Samba suite.

AUTHOR

       The original Samba software and related utilities were created by Andrew Tridgell.
       Scannedonly was developed for Samba by Olivier Sessink. Samba is now developed by the
       Samba Team as an Open Source project similar to the way the Linux kernel is developed.