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Sophie is a daemon which uses 'libsavi' library from Sophos anti-virus vendor ( On startup, Sophie initializes SAPI (Sophos Anti-Virus Interface), loads virus patterns into memory, opens local UNIX domain socket, and waits for someone to connect and instructs it which path to scan. Since the database is loaded in RAM, scanning is very fast. (Note: speed of scanning also depends on SAVI settings and size of the file.) It works on Linux, Solaris (Sparc/x86), HP-UX, and FreeBSD.

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Recent releases

  •  28 Jan 2004 01:23

    Release Notes: This release features minor bugfixes, adds new SAVI options, and changes the etc/sophie.savi file so that it now has SAVI defaults in it and the user needs to set it according to his/her needs.

    •  22 Nov 2003 20:14

      Release Notes: Major bugfixes were made. These should resolve issues with Sophie on Solaris (with newer SAVI releases).

      •  09 Jun 2003 16:15

        Release Notes: Minor bugfixes (syslog errors and HP-UX compatibility).

        •  09 May 2003 23:33

          Release Notes: A fix for a bug in sophie_getline() which caused infinite loops. Sophie V3 users should upgrade as soon as possible.

          •  29 Apr 2003 17:33

            Release Notes: The Red Hat 9/glibc23 "workaround" didn't work, and has been removed.


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