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From: krajicek at ics.muni.cz (Ondrej Krajicek)
Subject: Support the Sasser-author fund started

> > IMHO the data are routed through host CPU anyway, DMA is not as clever
> > to locate the proper file in the proper filesystem on the proper
> > volume and pass them to the proper network card. You're right that the=20
> > CPU does not have to process every single bit of each (?) file.
> > But this could be solved by used more advanced bus architecture
> > (PCIX or even something faster) and adding more CPU. Dedicated anti-virus
> > chip is a thing which I hope is not going to happen.
> 
> Hmm.. let me get this straight - I can run something like SELinux and get
> snappy performance on a 700mz PentiumIII, but to get security out of Windows
> I'll need even MORE CPU and a PCIX?  What's wrong with this picture?

We are talking about on-line anti-virus scanning performance, which
is decided mainly by the troughput of the I/O bus and CPU
speed.

SELinux is about mandatory access control.

Ondra

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|Ondrej Krajicek                                                 (-KO|
|Institute of Computer Science, Masaryk University Brno, CR          |
|http://isildur.ics.muni.cz/~ondra               krajicek@....muni.cz|
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