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How to Install Bitdefender Security for Samba Servers

Bitdefender Security for Samba enables organizations to deploy antivirus and antispyware protection for their Samba network shares running on Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris systems. Deployed and maintained centrally within the network, Security for Samba scans cross-platform data structures and file stores for malware, keeping network users safe from virus infection;

In order to install it you have to get the kit from here;

Depending on your OS, architecture and distribution, you may want to choose the appropriate kit.

For Linux ditributions, there are rpm packages for distributions like SuSe, Fedora, RedHat, Mandriva, CentOS, deb for Debian, Ubuntu and other Debian based distributions and ipk packages for Gentoo, Slackware and other distributions that do not use RPM or Debian based package managers.

We'll use a 32 bit RPM package within this article. Installation can be made only from CLI, as root:

# sh

and press ENTER.

The product contains 3 packages: bitdefender-samba, bitdefender-mail and bitdefender-radmin. This installation process contains the following steps:

         1.  reading the EULA (press SPACE to scroll)

         2.  enable/disable the communication with an existing Bitdefender Management Server, in order to remotely manage the product

Bitdefender Management Server is an application installed on a machine in the network and can manage the clients with run a client application like Bitdefender Business Client.
If you want to enable this facility, you will be asked to enter the IP address and the port number which represent the communication socket with clients (the so called "Agent port")

         3.  enable/disable the email notifications about new versions and patches. If you enable this option you'll have to give additional info, like the SMTP machine IP address, the listening port.and the email address which will receive these notifications.

         4.  further, you'll be asked to enter a registration key, or you may chose to continue with the trial version

         5.  the next and final step is to set up Remote Admin (a web interface that may be used in order to easily configure and manage the product), if wanted. It requires to enter the socket address that will accept requests and a password for the default "administrator" account. The default address that will be used is and port 8139.

For example if we want to accept requests only on the local interface with the IP address on port 8000, we'll enter when asked, but if we want to accept requests for Remote Admin on all interfaces, we will specify it by using as listening address.

After successful install, all Bitdefender daemons should be up and running:

# /etc/init.d/bd status
Bitdefender Registry (bdregd) (pid(s) 18446) running... for 0d 0h 0m 42s
Bitdefender Logger (bdlogd) (pid(s) 18455) running... for 0d 0h 0m 42s
Bitdefender Monitor (bdmond) (pid(s) 18547) running... for 0d 0h 0m 12s
Bitdefender Scanning Engine (bdscand) (pid(s) 18468) running... for 0d 0h 0m 43s
Bitdefender Live! Update (bdlived) (pid(s) 18519) running... for 0d 0h 0m 12s
Bitdefender Mail Daemon (bdmaild) (pid(s) 18480) running... for 0d 0h 0m 22s
Bitdefender File Daemon (bdfiled) (pid(s) 18493) running... for 0d 0h 0m 14s
Bitdefender SNMP Daemon (bdsnmpd) (pid(s) 18497) running... for 0d 0h 0m 13s

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