NNTP (port 119) support?

Discussion in 'NOD32 version 2 Forum' started by b00sfuk, Aug 17, 2005.

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  1. b00sfuk

    b00sfuk Registered Member

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    I'm thinking about moving from Avast to NOD32 but I want to be clear first about whether NOD32 provides protection for NNTP traffic through a newsreader (e.g. XNews). Will NNTP support appear in the future or is this already covered by what IMON does today (or can be configured to do)? Thanks.
     
  2. vlk

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    As far as I know avast is the only AV that supports real-time NNTP traffic scanning. Please correct me if I am wrong.
     
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    IMON does not scan NNTP traffic, even if you manually configure it to scan port 119. I have tried it myself, and it does not work. The only thing I can think of is that EMON *may* scan news messages if you use Outlook as your mail reader. I say "may", because I do not have Outlook to test it out.
     
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    The soon to be released Kaspersky 2006 range will scan NNTP traffic too.
     
  5. b00sfuk

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    Thanks for feedback. I'm suprised that NNTP is not covered by most AVs today. Am I missing something - it seems to me that downloading a news post through a mail client (e.g. OE, Thunderbird) is essentially the same as downloading an e-mail (and both have " file attachments"); surely you are just as likely to get a virus/worm through both routes?

    I think I'll stick with Avast until I understand this better.
     
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