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Bind mounts

I'm running McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 1.9.0.28822 under x86_64

RedHat Enterprise Linux 6. (Running McAfee VSE 2.0 is not an option since

that would require Kernel 2.6.38 or later which isn't available for RedHat EL 6.)

The on-access scanner does not recognize files in bind-mounted directories.

I have my home on the *local disk* in /v/myhostname/home/myusername/

which is bind-mounted by autofs to /home/myusername/.

When I copy the eicar.com test virus to /v/myhostname/home/myusername/,

it is sent to quarantine immediately. When I copy eicar.com to /home/myusername/,

the file is put there without any complaints by the on-access scanner.

What's the problem with bind-mounts?

Other local filesystems which are mounted without autofs are scanned well.

I do scan files when writing to disk.

I do not scan files when reading from disk.

I do not scan network mounted volumes (with NFS this would be hell).

(I did try solving my problem by *en*abling the scanning of network mounted

volumes: Didn't help.)

Unfortunately, all relevant directories for virus scans are bind mounts.

So, without support for bind mounts, the on-access scanner is completely

worthless for me. (And no, refraining from using autofs is not an option.)

Any idea what I could do?

Is that a know bug?

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Re: Bind mounts

Moved from Community Help to Business > Mac & Linux for better support.

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