[KB2283] Download and install ESET server solutions for Linux/FreeBSD

Issue

  • You want to install ESET File Security for Linux/FreeBSD, ESET Gateway Security for Linux/FreeBSD, or ESET Mail Security for Linux/FreeBSD
  • Current version of ESET Mail/Gateway Security for Linux available for download: 4.5.15.0
  • Current version of ESET File Security for Linux available for download: 7.2.463

Solution

After purchasing or renewing a license for ESET server solutions for Linux/FreeBSD (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:

Version 7.x users

Step 3 does not apply to version 7.x users. Proceed to step 4. 

  1. Import your ESET license (not the one labeled "ERA") file using the following string of commands:
sudo /opt/eset/esets/sbin/esets_lic --list
sudo /opt/eset/esets/sbin/esets_lic --import nod32.lic
sudo /opt/eset/esets/sbin/esets_lic --list

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

/etc/opt/eset/esets/license/esets_5ee573.lic: ESET Mail Security, 2015-01-02 01:00:00, ESET
/etc/opt/eset/esets/license/esets_e805ec.lic: ESET Gateway Security, 2015-01-02 01:00:00, ESET
/etc/opt/eset/esets/license/esets_a905cf.lic: ESET File Security, 2015-01-02 01:00:00, ESET
  1. Start the ESETS service (daemon) using the following command:
Version 7.x users

Steps 5 and 6 do not apply to version 7.x users. Visit our online help topic for information on installation for EFSL 7.x.  

/etc/init.d/esets start
  1. Verify esets_daemon is running properly from the shell ps, using the following command (the specific parameters may vary depending on your operating system):

    Linux OS:

    ps -C esets_daemon

    BSD OS:

ps aux | grep esets

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