Howto install Avira AntiVir WebGate on FreeBSD

I - Introduction

AntiVir WebGate is a virus scanning proxy server from the German company Avira known for it's good scanning engine. AntiVir WebGate is a Linux product. This HOWTO shows how you install and configure the software on a FreeBSD server and optionally how to use it together with squid.

II - Preparations

1) Download

Download the product archive directly from the Avira webservers.
root@bsdproxy:/tmp # fetch http://professional.avira-update.com/package/webgate/unix/int/antivir-webgate-prof.tar.gz
If the above command does not work for you, go to product page and download from there.

2) Setup Linux emulation

Follow Howto Setup Linux emulation in FreeBSD instructions.

III - Installation

1) Unpack the download

root@bsdproxy:/root # cd /tmp/
root@bsdproxy:/tmp # tar xzvf antivir-webgate-prof.tar.gz

2) Jump into the Linux emulation

root@bsdproxy:/tmp # /compat/linux/bin/bash

3) Install the product

bash-3.2# pw groupadd antivir
bash-3.2# cd /tmp/antivir-webgate-prof-3.3.0.2-5/
bash-3.2# ./install
Do you agree to the license terms? [n] y
Enter the path to your key file: [] /tmp/avira.key
Would you like to create a link in /usr/sbin for avupdate-webgate? [y]
Would you like to setup Scanner update as cron task? [y]
available options: d [2]
Would you like to check for WebGate updates once a week? [n]
Would you like to create a link in /usr/sbin for avwebgate? [y]
Set up boot scripts? [y]
setting up boot script ... failed


Unable to locate where boot scripts belong. You can launch Avira WebGate with:

  /usr/lib/AntiVir/webgate/avwebgate start

Press <ENTER> to continue. Would you like to activate SMC support? [y]

4) Product update

bash-3.2# /usr/lib/AntiVir/webgate/avupdate-webgate --product=WebGate
bash-3.2# exit

IV - Configuration

Fine, the product is now installed on your FreeBSD system, residing in the Linux emulation.

1) Startup script

You need to create a startup script for WebGate so it will be started upon a reboot.
root@bsdproxy:/tmp # vi /usr/local/etc/rc.d/avwebgate
root@bsdproxy:/usr/local/etc/rc.d # vi /etc/rc.conf
avwebgate_enable="YES"
:wq

2) Product configuration

Now let's go through the configuration. Edit the file /compat/linux/etc/avira/avwebgate.conf
root@bsdproxy:/root # vi /compat/linux/etc/avira/avwebgate.conf

V - Tests

1) Try a sample virus

Go to the EICAR website and try to download a zip file. If you get a red screen then you're protected by AvWebGate which runs in the Linux Emulation of FreeBSD. Congratulations!

VI - Conclusion

TODO