HP: SD through a firewallΒΆ

Title:HP: SD through a firewall
Author:Douglas O’Leary <dkoleary@olearycomputers.com>
Description:HP: SD through a firewall
Date created:07/2005
Date updated:07/2005
Disclaimer:Standard: Use the information that follows at your own risk. If you screw up a system, don’t blame it on me...

This little tidbit came of working at a client who was completely firewall happy. They had firewalls between just about each and every network segment they had. In order to set up a swdepot server, I needed to limit the network ports which the swagent and swinstall commands would use. A google search didn’t provide any useful information, but a search of itrc.hp.com did. The exact document ID is USDUXKBRC00011289. Here’s the releent information.

  • On the depot server:

    • Edit the /sbin/init.d/swagentd startup script. Add:

      RPC_RESTRICTED_PORTS=ncacn_ip_tcp[2200-2205]
      

      to the top of the file.

    • Stop and restart the swagent service:

      /sbin/init.d/swagentd stop; /sbin/init.d/swagentd start
      
  • On any system which will need to access the depot server, ensure the following two lines are in root’s profile.

    RPC_RESTRICTED_PORTS=ncacn_ip_tcp[2200-2205]
    export RPC_RESTRICTED_PORTS