Understanding the intermediate server failover time setting
This article explains how the intermediate server
failover time setting found in F-Secure Automatic Update Agent (FSAUA) works.
Intermediate server failover time setting
The intermediate server failover time setting specifies (in hours) the
failover time to connect to F-Secure Policy Manager Server (PMS). If the
product cannot connect to PMS within the specified failover time, it will try
to fetch the virus definition updates from F-Secure Update Server if the
Allow fetching updates from F-Secure Update
Server option is turned on.
The setting can be found configured in F-Secure Policy Manager Console
(PMC) (advanced mode) and in the F-Secure Anti-Virus for Microsoft Exchange /
F-Secure Internet Gatekeeper web console:
F-Secure Automatic Update
Agent > Settings > Communications > Intermediate
Server failover time.
As mentioned above, it is important to note that the setting only
affects connections to PMSs. If a host is set to download updates directly from
F-Secure's update servers (e.g. fsbwserver.f-secure.com), then this setting
will not trigger.
Also, the setting will only trigger upon an automatically-scheduled
check. It does not apply if the user clicks
Check now to force an update check. In this
case, FSAUA will immediately connect to F-Secure's update server if the
connection to the PMS/AUS fails.