Configure the "liveupdate.conf" to use a Proxy Server - Linux

Article:TECH96002  |  Created: 2009-01-04  |  Updated: 2012-09-25  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH96002
Article Type
Technical Solution


Issue



Symantec AntiVirus for Linux (also known as SAV for Linux or SAVFL) is unable to successfully update its definitions.  How to configure the "liveupdate.conf" file to use a Proxy Server?


 


Error



Symptoms
Sep 2, 2009 7:19:54 AM Connecting to HTTP proxy 10.0.0.XXX:3128 ...
Sep 2, 2009 7:19:54 AM Connected to 10.0.0.XXX:3128 sending request ...


Cause



When using a Proxy Server in the environment, valid credentials need to be entered on the /etc/liveupdate.conf file of the SAVFL client


Solution




Configure proxy settings for Java LiveUpdate (JLU) by changing the following line in the /etc/liveupdate.conf file:

proxy=proxy.yourcompany.com:port

To use authentication, you can also edit the following proxyusername and proxypassword lines:

proxyusername=MyCompany_user_name
proxypassword=MyCompany_password


An example of this file including the proxy information:



hosts/0/url=http://liveupdate.symantecliveupdate.com:80
hosts/1/url=http://liveupdate.symantec.com:80
workdir=/tmp
logfile=/opt/Symantec/LiveUpdate/liveupdt.log
proxy=10.0.0.XXX:3128
proxyusername=MyCompany_user_name
proxypassword=MyCompany_password



References
sav-linux docs \ SAV_Linux_Impl.pdf



 




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