Automatic virus scan of uploaded files on BBS?
jwest at classiccmp.org
Sat Nov 18 17:02:37 CST 2006
WWIV did, written by Wayne Bell. Later development was taken over by Jon
Riker (Tolkien) in St. Louis (who has moved off the radar, I THINK somewhere
I ran a WWIV board and was on WWIVnet for quite a few years. Still have a
backup of the last day the BBS was running (on CDROM) as well as every file
ever uploaded. That would include great gobs of C64 software, and just about
every DOS/EarlyWindows app of the period.
WWIV didn't have virus scanning hard coded into the BBS. But in the
configuration there were specific hooks to call external programs upon
upload. This was to scan for viri, test the integrity of the zip file, as
well as insert an ascii art file inside the archive saying "This file was
If you want proof, I can send you the running BBS :)
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