In order for a Linux client to be setup as a package server, it must be identified as a package server candidate. One of the criteria is that the machine have a role of 'Apache HTTP Server'. The role is stored in the 'AeX AC Roles' data class and 'Inv_aex_ac_roles' table. How does the Agent for Unix on a client machine identify this role?
The client.conf file, found in /opt/altiris/notification/nsagent/etc/client.conf, contains a "ps_send_apache_role" entry in the [MachineID] section. This entry allows for three possible entries: 'always', 'auto' and 'never'.
If set to 'always', the role will be sent if Apache server is installed and detected on the client.
If set to 'auto', which is the default, the role will only be sent if the Apache server is actually running and properly configured. To be properly configured, the...