How do I prevent clients from getting patches from other Package Servers?
My setup is pretty straight forward. We have a NS and PS at HQ and a PS at all of our remote sites. All sites are connected via 10Mb WAN. Currently, if for some reason a package server fails at a site then clients will download SW updates/Patches from another site, most frequently the PS at HQ. this completly saturates the links. I have bandwidth throttled per client but it doesn't take too many clients to saturate a 10Mb link.
I would be OK with SW delivery/Patching to be broken at that site until we can sort out whatever issue is preventing the local package server from servicing the clients in that site. failover to another site is not manditory.
What is the best way to prevent those clients from contacting other package servers in the company outside their site? I am using SMP 7.5