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iFolder 3.8 is out.

Monday, December 7th, 2009

iFolder 3.8 is out. Download it from here

Using Clam AntiVirus to provide real-time protection for your iFolder 3 Server

Sunday, September 13th, 2009

“Because iFolder is a cross-platform distributed solution, there is a possibility of a virus infection on a platform migrating across the iFolder server to other platforms, and vice versa. You should enforce server-based virus scanning to prevent viruses from entering the corporate network.”

This solution applies for openSuSE 11.1 :

The following packages need to be installed :


Execute modprobe dazuko (as root)

Run lsmod and check that dazuko is loaded:

Edit /etc/init.d/boot.local

  • Add:
    modprobe dazuko

Edit /etc/clamd.conf

Enable logging by activating :
LogFile /var/log/clamd

* Activate:
# Path to a local socket file the daemon will listen on.
LocalSocket /var/lib/clamav/clamd-socket

* Deactivate:
# TCP port address.
#TCPSocket 3310

* Deactivate:
# TCP address.

* Activate and edit:
# Execute a command when virus is found.
VirusEvent /bin/echo “iFolder VIRUS ALERT: %v” | /bin/mail -s “ClamAV – iFolder” -r ClamAV@server.domain ToUser@domain

* Deactivate:
# Run as a selected user (clamd must be started by root).
#User vscan

If not deaktivating “User vscan” you receive the error: “clamuko cannot connect to dazuko” in /var/log/clamd

* Clamuko settings, Activate the following :

ClamukoScanOnAccess yes
ClamukoScanOnOpen yes
ClamukoScanOnClose yes
ClamukoScanOnExec yes
ClamukoIncludePath /YOUR_PATH_TO_IFOLDER/ifolder/simias/SimiasFiles

Change any other settings in the file to reflect your needs (see ClamAV documentation).

Start clamd:
/etc/init.d/clamd start

Check that clamd was started without any errors:
tail -f /var/log/clamd

Download the EICAR test signature from:

This is not a real virus.

Run: tail -f /var/log/clamd

Save the test file ( and/or in your iFolder and wait for sync.

When the virus pattern is detected you should see this (see below) in the log file

Check that a mail has been sent: tail /var/log/mail

Update ClamAV:
You can update ClamAV using the command: freshclam

A better way is to use the freshclam daemon for automatic updates.

Settings for freshclam: /etc/freshclam.conf

Edit /etc/freshclam.conf

  • Activate:
    # Path to the log file (make sure it has proper permissions)
    UpdateLogFile /var/log/freshclam.log
  • Activate and provide your country code:
    # Uncomment the following line and replace XY with your country code.
  • Activate and provide update interval (e.g 24 for every hour):
    # Number of database checks per day.
    Checks 24

Create a log file for freshclam:
touch /var/log/freshclam.log

Set file rights:
chown vscan:vscan /var/log/freshclam.log

Start freshclam:
/etc/init.d/freshclam start

Check the log file:
tail /var/log/freshclam.log

Activate automatic start for clamd, freshclam and postfix from Yast –> System –> System Services (Run Level).

Now you have a real-time anti-virus scanning for your iFolder3 server.

Installing ifolder3 server on openSuSE 10.3

Friday, July 10th, 2009

iFolder is a simple and secure storage solution that can increase your productivity by enabling you to back up, access and manage your personal files-from anywhere, at any time. Once you have installed iFolder, you simply save your files locally-as you have always done-and iFolder automatically updates the files on a network server and delivers them to the other machines you use.

Using iFolder, you can designate any network server as an iFolder server and publish information to a personal iFolder created on that server. Once your folder is established, you can install iFolder on the computers you regularly use and download information from your personal iFolder to any of those computers. Not only that, but using iFolder, you can also invite other iFolder users to share your files in the same safe and secure way so that your teams always have the most relevant copy of a document.

Below are installation instructions for openSuSE 10.3 server :

Download the following packages :

ifolder3 from

Install as following :

rpm -i mono-core-1.2.6-4.novell.i586.rpm
rpm -i mono-data-1.2.6-4.novell.i586.rpm
rpm -i mono-data-sqlite-1.2.6-4.novell.i586.rpm
rpm -i mono-nunit-1.2.6-4.novell.i586.rpm
rpm -i mono-web-1.2.6-4.novell.i586.rpm –nodeps
rpm -i mono-winforms-1.2.6-4.novell.i586.rpm
rpm -i xsp-1.2.6-2.novell.noarch.rpm
rpm -i apache2-mod_mono-1.2.6-1.suse103.novell.i586.rpm

Then install iFolder server.