Sophos Anti-Virus for UNIX/Linux: Scanning the starting filesystem or the local computer only

  • Article ID: 10146
  • Updated: 09 Jan 2014

SophosAnti-Virus for UNIX/Linux can be configured not to scan items that are beyond the starting filesystem (i.e. not to traverse mount points) with the --stay-on-filesystem option.

Applies to the following Sophos product(s) and version(s)
Sophos Anti-Virus for Unix
Sophos Anti-Virus for Linux

By default, Sophos Anti-Virus for UNIX/Linux will not scan items on remote computers (i.e. will not traverse remote mount points). You can enable remote computer scanning by using the --no-stay-on-machine option.

Note:  The above options are applicable to on-demand scans executed with sweep (SAV4) or savscan (SAV7/9).

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