I'm just curious as to how each of you monitors your server for bad content. Naturally, it doesn't make sense to snoop within every clients user directory every day to make sure nothing bad has been uploaded, and heck, it wouldn't even be practical to do this once a month if you have a lot of clients.
Do you have some sort of commercial software installed that alerts you of specific file types or uploads containing certain keywords? I think something like this would be extremely useful, if it exists...
I'm eager to hear your responses, and thank you very much for any contributions to this thread.
There are a few programs out there but nothing is 100% to pick up anything quesitonable.
We have something like you are describing in our client managment panel and were thinking of making a stand alone version but have not been sure if there would be enough demand for spending the resources for it.
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If you have cPanel, you should really check out WHMXtra (http://www.whmxtra.com). It has tools for scanning for various files that would certainly raise red flags for most hosts. I've used it on every VPS/Dedicated I've run since it came out and really love it.
We used to check on occasion, no more than once or twice a month on each server, for .mp3, .torrent, .mpeg, an .avi files. Obviously monitoring for pictures just isn't feasible, so you're really left up to the 3rd parties (internet users) monitor, and alert you of bad content there.