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Beta Update Channel Instructions

The configuration required for enabling F-Secure clients to use the beta update channel depends on the F-Secure clients installed in the environment. With F-Secure products supporting central management using Policy Manager Server and Console like F-Secure Client Security and F-Secure Server Security, you can install a dedicated Policy Manager Server and the installation is then configured to download beta updates using the instructions provided below.

As Gateway end-protection clients like Internet Gatekeeper for Linux or F-Secure Anti-Virus Linux Gateway do not support centrally managed installations, these clients require separate steps described also below.

 

How to configure F-Secure Policy Manager to download updates from beta update server

These are step-by-step instructions on how to configure F-Secure Policy Manager to download updates from beta update server.

You need administrator rights on the server to perform this.

Windows:

  1. Start Windows Regedit (regedit.exe)
  2. Open this path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Data Fellows\F-Secure\FSAUA
  3. Right-click and select "New" -> "String Value" to add a new string value with the beta update server address:
    Name = RootServer
    Type = REG_SZ
    Data = http://fsbwserver-beta.f-secure.com
  4. After doing this, you need to restart F-Secure Automatic Update Agent service (Start / Administrative Tools / Services).

Linux:

  1. Open the file /etc/opt/f-secure/fsaua/fsaua_config using a text editor
  2. Locate the "Update servers" section
  3. Under the "TEMPLATE_UPDATE_SERVERS" section, find the following line:

    #update_servers=http://fsbwserver.f-secure.com
     
  4. Change the above line to this (Remove the hash "#" sign from the start and add "-beta" to the server address):

    update_servers=http://fsbwserver-beta.f-secure.com

  5. After doing this, you need to restart F-Secure Automatic Update Agent daemon by running /etc/init.d/fsaua restart.

Both Windows and Linux:

The last step in configuring the environment is to ensure that the hosts under the F-Secure Policy Manager will not fetch updates directly from F-Secure. To accomplish this, you need to change the current policy.

  1. Open F-Secure Policy Manager Console.
  2. Select "Advanced Mode" from the View menu.
  3. Open F-Secure Automatic Update Agent/Settings/Communications.
  4. Select "Allow fetching updates from F-Secure update server" and change that to "No".
  5. Distribute policies.

After doing this, your F-Secure Policy Manager will start downloading the beta updates.

How to configure F-Secure Internet Gatekeeper and F-Secure Anti-Virus Linux Gateway to download updates from the F-Secure Beta update server

As these products only support standalone installation, one solution is to configure the hosts to download F-Secure beta updates directly from the F-Secure Beta Update channel server. Use the instructions below to apply this particular change. 

Internet Gatekeeper for Linux:

  1. Open the file /opt/f-secure/fsigk/conf/dbupdate.conf with a text editor
  2. Locate the following line

    UPDATEURL=

    Change the line to this:

    UPDATEURL=http://fsbwserver-beta.f-secure.com
     
  3. Save the file
  4. Restart the F-Secure Automatic Update Agent daemon by typing this to the command prompt:

    cd /opt/f-secure/fsigk ; ./rc.fsigk_fsaua restart

 F-Secure Anti-Virus Linux Gateway:

  1. Open the file /opt/f-secure/fsigk/conf/dbupdate.conf with a text editor
  2. Locate the following line

    UPDATEURL=

    Change the line to this:

    UPDATEURL=http://fsbwserver-beta.f-secure.com

     
  3. Save the file
  4. Restart the F-Secure Automatic Update Agent daemon by typing this to the command prompt:

    cd /home/virusgw ; ./rc.virusgw_fsaua restart

 

 

 

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