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 Policy
System policies are listed in the
page of the console.
To configure proxy settings in System Policy
  1. In the cloud console, go to
    Policies > Policies
  2. Under the
    Policies Filter > Policy Type
    , select
  3. On the displayed page, select the system policy for which you want to configure the
    HTTP or HTTPS Proxy Configuration Settings
    , and select either of the options:
    • Do not use a proxy server for HTTP or HTTPS
    • Use custom proxy settings
      The details of the custom proxy settings are:
      Host Proxy
      Provide the IP address of the proxy server.
      HTTP Port
      Provide the HTTP port.
      HTTPS Port
      Not supported for Symantec Agent for Linux.
      Authentication Required
      If 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
  1. In the cloud console, go to
    Settings > Installation Package
  2. On the
    Installation Package
    page, do the following in the order specified:
    • Select
      from the
      Operating System
      drop-down menu.
    • Change and select a device group for the
      Device Group
      field if you do not want to use the default device group.
    • Select
      Online Installation Package
      for the
      Installation Type
    • Click
      Download 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.
  3. 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 --proxy-protocol HTTP --proxy-user-name proxyusr --proxy-port 3128 --proxy-password proxypasswd
    You 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.