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Created: 05 Mar 2014 • Updated: 03 Apr 2014 | 5 comments
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Please help about SAVFL. Here is the Question?

                1.       What are the ports that we need to open in order for the client to get the updated signatures/virusdefs.

             Source          destination

             Client     -> SAV LUA server

2.       Live update flow.

Client pull virusdeff/signature updates from SAV LUA or SAV (LUA) - > push the virusdeff/signature to client machine?

3. How to enable auto protect ?

still disabled after running ./sav autoprotect --enable

4.       Symantec (LUA) must connect only to Symantec Live Update server via port443(

                For one way authentication we need to get the certificate of server and we will load it on our end.

       5. Can you also validate the error we’ve encountered after manual liveupdate

[root@php-sshpa-localfse02 symantec_antivirus]# ./sav liveupdate -u

Command failed: Problem with LiveUpdate.

Check that java directory is in PATH  --- error

Unable to perform update

Operating Systems:

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Rafeeq's picture

it should be on port 7070 from client to luadmin

this article will help you with kernel compiling so that you can enable ap

To see what versions of Java are compatible with Symantec AntiVirus for Linux?

Mick2009's picture

Hi J0neLL,

Later on this year, a managed SEP for Linux client is expected.  This will simplify the management of your defenses on those Linux machines. &: )

In the meantime, this article may help answer the questions above:

SAV for Linux: A (Somewhat) Illustrated Guide Part 3 focused on how to keep SAV for Linux up-to-date.

SAVFL clients must pull their definitions from either the Interet LU servers, a LUA 2.x server, or update via Intellgent Updater.  The same mechanisms which work for updating Windows clients from a SEPM do not work for SAVFL.

Is there any reason why your LUA server must communciate with internet-based source servers over port 443?

Also: did you compile your own Auto-Protect module when installing the SAVFL software?  It is generally necessary.

Best practice to install Symantec Antivirus for Linux.

Many thanks!


With thanks and best regards,


Mick2009's picture

Hi J0neLL,

Just a ping to see if you still need help?  The thread remains marked "needs solution"

All the best,


With thanks and best regards,


J0neLL's picture

Hi Mick

Great article, thanks

Mick2009's picture

Many thanks! &: )  Glad to assist.

With thanks and best regards,