How do I download and install ESET server solutions for Linux/BSD/Solaris?

KB Solution ID: KB2283 |Last Revised: July 7, 2015


  • Install ESET File Security for Linux/BSD/Solaris, ESET Gateway Security for Linux/BSD/Solaris, or ESET Mail Security for Linux/BSD/Solaris


After purchasing or renewing a license for ESET server solutions for Linux/BSD/Solaris (ESET Mail Security, ESET File Security, or ESET Gateway Security), you will receive an email containing your ESET-issued Username, Password, and License Key. To download, unpack, install and configure your ESET server solution, follow the steps below:

  1. Download the installation package for your ESET server solution:

  2. Use the following command to run the installation package from the shell (replace packagename with the name of the ESET installation package you downloaded in step 1):

    sh ./packagename
  3. To configure your ESET server solution, edit esets.cfg, verifying that your ESET-issued Username and Password are entered correctly when you do so. Click one of the links below for your ESET server solution manual, with complete instructions on configuring esets.cfg:

  4. Import your ESET license file using the following string of commands:

    sudo esets_lic --list
    sudo esets_lic --import nod32.lic
    sudo esets_lic --list

    The last command will return your license information. For example:

    /etc/esets/license/esets_5ee573.lic: ESET Mail Security, 2011-01-02 01:00:00, ESET
    /etc/esets/license/esets_e805ec.lic: ESET Gateway Security, 2011-01-02 01:00:00, ESET
    /etc/esets/license/esets_a905cf.lic: ESET File Security, 2011-01-02 01:00:00, ESET
  5. Start the esets_daemon using the following command:
  6. /etc/init.d/esets_daemon start
  7. Verify esets_daemon is running properly from the shell ps, using the following command (the specific parameters may vary depending on your operating system):

    ps aux | grep esets
Rate this article:
We cannot respond to feedback from this form. Requests for assistance should be submitted through your normal support channel.