Proxy server configuration for Symantec Agent for Linux
Set up a proxy server to configure the Symantec Agent for Linux on your Linux devices to communicate with the console and with the LiveUpdate server. Communication through the proxy server happens over HTTP protocol. You configure the HTTP protocol for the device groups through the System Policy of
Symantec Endpoint Security. Make sure that you select the correct device group before you download the Linux installation package and configure the proxy settings for the devices.
You can configure proxy settings through:
System policies are listed in the
Policiespage of the console.
To configure proxy settings in System Policy
- In the cloud console, go toPolicies > Policies.
- Under thePolicies Filter > Policy Type, selectSystempolicy.
- On the displayed page, select the system policy for which you want to configure theHTTP or HTTPS Proxy Configuration Settings, and select either of the options:
- Do not use a proxy server for HTTP or HTTPS
- Use custom proxy settingsThe details of the custom proxy settings are:Host ProxyProvide the IP address of the proxy server.HTTP PortProvide the HTTP port.HTTPS PortNot supported for Symantec Agent for Linux.Authentication RequiredIf you specify a proxy with authentication, you must create trusted web domain exceptions for Symantec URLs. The exceptions let your client computers communicate with Symantec Insight and other important Symantec sites. Refer Test connectivity to Symantec's Download Insight and licensing servers for information about the recommended exceptions.
Installation Package download
Download the Linux installation package from the console, and apply the proxy settings on the devices of the selected device group.
To download and apply proxy settings using Linux installation package
- In the cloud console, go toSettings > Installation Package.
- On theInstallation Packagepage, do the following in the order specified:
- SelectLinuxfrom theOperating Systemdrop-down menu.
- Change and select a device group for theDevice Groupfield if you do not want to use the default device group.
- SelectOnline Installation Packagefor theInstallation Type.
- ClickDownload Package.The Linux installer is downloaded on the devices of the device group that you selected. A manifest file that contains the proxy settings is included in the Linux installer and applies the proxy settings to the devices.
- Run the Linux installer on the devices.The proxy settings are applied on the devices. If you want to override the proxy settings anytime, then you can do so through a command line using the following command:./LinuxInstaller – --configure --proxy-mode Manual --proxy-address 192.168.1.253 --proxy-protocol HTTP --proxy-user-name proxyusr --proxy-port 3128 --proxy-password proxypasswdYou must provide all the inputs to the command.Even after installing the Linux client, you still can change the proxy information in the system policy and apply it to the group of devices.