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Status Planned for future release
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on May 27, 2021

ClamAV rpm requested for IBM i

Please may we have a port of ClamAV (already available on AIX) for the IBM i platform incuding back to 7.1 :-)


Use Case:

Ability to run Open Source AV on the IBM i platform.


Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Aug 16, 2021

    The CEAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a MEDIUM priority requirement that should be addressed. Having an open solution to meet this need seems like a good idea. However, we have voted medium as we would like IBM to focus on other prioriries at this time

    Background: The COMMON Europe Advisory Council (CEAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CEAC has a crucial role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual RFEs on the broader IBM i community and has therefore reviewed your RFE.

    To find out how CEAC help to shape the future of IBM i, see CEAC @ ibm.biz/BdYSYj and the article "The Five Hottest IBM i RFEs Of The Quarter" at ibm.biz/BdYSZT

    Therese Eaton – CEAC Program Manager, IBM

  • Guest
    Jul 27, 2021

    The CAAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a medium priority requirement that should be addressed. Expanding the use of Open Source applications into anti-virus would be nice to have, in addition to existing commercial applications. (However, putting this on IBM i 7.1 does not seem reasonable since it is out of support.)

    Background: The COMMON Americas Advisory Council (CAAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CAAC has a key role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual RFEs on the broader IBM i community, and has therefore reviewed your RFE.

    For more information about CAAC, see www.common.org/caac

    Nancy Uthke-Schmucki - CAAC Program Manager

  • Guest
    May 28, 2021

    Note that there are commercial solutions available for malware detection on IBM i.

  • Guest
    May 28, 2021

    Has the requesting party tried building ClamAV on IBM i PASE? Open source being, after all, open source ...