Looking for user experiences running AntiVirus to Scan Attachments

We're exploring confluence server configurations and want to use AV software to scan attachments.

I'm looking for advice/experience in setting up AV software for that purpose.

Example questions I have....

  • What is your confluence setup? single server, cluster, specs of server?
  • What are you scanning?
  • Location of the data you're scanning, network, local?
  • How frequently are you scanning?
  • Are you running the AV application locally on the confluence server?
  • Are you experiencing performance issues?
  • Any tuning tips? etc.

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Hi Doung,

I haven't ran into many customers that are doing this. We did have a feature request for this: https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/CONF-4731 but we received very little taction for it and don't consider it to be as strategic. You might want to reach out ot one of our partners (linked off the ticket) if you are looking into something like this. They may have implemented something similar for customers.

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Answer from Tim Brigham via ServerFault:

I don't bother when running an internal wiki or when using a Linux box. I should probably use clamav on the upload folder...

If I were running a publicly available instance on a Windows box I would set it up just like any other web server. For the attachment folder set up the scans on write and a rare (weekly, monthly, etc) full scan and do a scan on each write.

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