This section applies to F-PROT Antivirus for UNIX File Server and Mail Server versions only
The F-PROT Antivirus Daemon Scanner:
The F-PROT Antivirus Daemon Scanner (fpscand) differs from the F-PROT Antivirus Command-Line Scanner (fpscan) in the fact that it runs continuously. As a result, the F-PROT Antivirus Daemon Scanner is the best solution for customers using third-party applications that require a constant active scanner.
The F-PROT Antivirus Daemon Scanner binds itself to a port and waits for scan requests to be submitted to that port. When a scan request is sent, the daemon scans the file or stream and returns the result string to the client.
If no commandline argument is given, fpscand will assume that the virus signature file is in the same directory as the executable. By default fpscand scans all files, including inside archives, and runs in the background.
A single scan request can be made for either a single file or stream but requests can also be queued, which is useful for running batches of scan requests. See 7.1 for further details on how to use the F-PROT Antivirus Daemon Scanner.