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2. If you are using a Corporate Proxy Server to get outside the firewall. Make sure that the Local PLUS server is able to get out.
3. If problem is found setting up or installing agents to use a PDP. Follow the steps below for a resolution.
Ensure that the PDP server is setup to resolve to the PLUS DNS, using one of the following methods:
The Hosts File Solution
The hosts file solution involves two steps: 1. adding an entry for PLUS to the local hosts file and modifying the PDP configuration file to point to the local hosts file. This process may be performed manually, on each individual PDP server, or 2. the procedure can be automated by using a VB script deployed via a custom package from your PLUS.
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
# For example:
# 126.96.36.199 rhino.acme.com
# source server
# 188.8.131.52 x.acme.com
# x client host
4. Save the changes.
Step 2: Edit the PDP Configuration File
This entry forces the PDP server to use the local hosts file to resolve to the PatchLink Update Server.
Edit a VB Script for Deployment via PatchLink Update
This procedure uses a VB script to perform the following actions on each PDP server that receives the package:
squid.conf with the correct hosts file path
Creates a folder in C:\Program Files\Patchlink\Distribution Point\etc called bakup with a backup copy of the current squid.conf
Adds the PLUS FQDN, NetBIOS or machine name, and IP address to the hosts file
Stops and starts the PatchLink_Distribution service
strPlusHost2 ="plusserver.patchlink.com"' add your FQDN here
strPlusHost = "plusserver"'add your NetBios or Machine name here
intIpAddr = "192.168.100.1"' add your IP address here
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