The manual is designed for a person responsible for anti-virus protection and security ("Administrator" hereinafter).

Dr.Web® Anti-virus for Novell Storage Services (version 6.0.2) serves for detection and neutralization of viruses and other malware in Novell Storage Services™ (NSS) file system based on Novell Open Enterprise Server™ running under SUSE Linux Enterprise Server™ 10 SP3 operating system. Although most malware is aimed at non-UNIX systems, file servers can be used for distribution of viruses for all operating systems including macro-viruses for applications.

Dr.Web for Novell Storage Services is able to detect all known viruses and operates in asynchronous mode: files are processed without locking. Virus check is made when a server performs a requested file operation (i.e writing or reading files on the server).

Dr.Web for Novell Storage Services includes the following components:

Dr.Web Scanner - console anti-virus scanner that provides detection and neutralization of viruses on the local machine and in the shared directories;

Dr.Web Daemon - a background that performs functions of an external anti-virus filter;

Dr.Web Monitor - a resident component that runs and terminates other Dr.Web modules in the required order;

Dr.Web Agent - a resident component that helps to configure and manage Dr.Web components, gathers statistics and provides integration with Dr.Web Enterprise Security Suite (Dr.Web ESS);


By default, the solution includes Dr.Web Agent, designed for integration with Dr.Web ESS 6.0. If you want to integrate the suite with Dr.Web ESS 10.0, install the updates for Dr.Web Agent and perform additional configuration steps. For details, refer to the Dr.Web Agent section.

Dr.Web Engine and virus databases that are regularly updated;

Dr.Web Updater (implemented as a Perl script) - a component that provides regular updates to virus databases;

NSS Daemon – main component that is responsible for integration with NSS file system;

The following picture shows the structure of Dr.Web for Novell Storage Services and its components.


Figure 1. Structure of Dr.Web for Novell Storage Services and its components

The present manual provides information on setup, configuration, and usage of Dr.Web for Novell Storage Services, that is:

General product description

Installation of Dr.Web for Novell Storage Services

Running Dr.Web for Novell Storage Services

Usage of Dr.Web Updater

Usage of Dr.Web Agent

Usage of console scanner Dr.Web Scanner

Usage of background on-demand scanner Dr.Web Daemon

Usage of Dr.Web Monitor

Usage of Dr.Web for Novell Storage Services file monitor.

At the end of this manual, you can find contact information for technical support.

Doctor Web products are constantly developed. Updates to virus databases are issued daily or even several times a day. New product versions appear. They include enhancements to detection methods, as well as to the means of integration with UNIX systems. Moreover, the list of applications compatible with Doctor Web is constantly expanding. Therefore, some settings and functions described in this Manual can slightly differ from those in the current program version. For details on updated program features, refer to the documentation delivered with an update.