- Remote Folders - The ‘Remote Folders’ section displays the location of the update files on the ‘Download Server’. This is the path that the offline updater will attempt to connect to in order to download updates. This is specific to the domain stated in the ‘Download server’ field of this same interface. The default location is to download updates from http://download.comodo.com/<path>. There are two basic ways that remote folders can be configured – automatically or manually. There are also two ‘types’ of download, namely ‘Bases’ and ‘Binaries’ – each of which will usually have distinct remote folder paths.
Note: In most cases, there shouldn’t be any reason for administrators to change the synchronization settings. Possible exceptions could include if the administrator needed to download files for uncommon/older versions of an endpoint product and knew the location of those files on the remote server; if Comodo communicated to the administrator that their download server and/or path has changed or if the administrator wants to download the updates to this server from another server in the local network.
- Remote Folders = Folders on the 'Download' server (download.comodo.com by default), that Offline Updater checks for AV bases and binary updates.
- Bases = Database updates (like antivirus signatures updates). This type of update is the most frequent.
- Binaries = Endpoint Product Updates (software updates). This type of file will typically be downloaded less frequently than the (data) bases.
- Automatically detect remote folders from client requests = Automatically sets then synchronizes with the folder path on the server that has been specified in the requests from the clients. This is the default and highly recommended setting.
- To manually set the folder structure in the server, deselect the checkbox beside 'Automatically detect remote folders from client requests'' and add the path of the remote folder in the 'Remote Folder' column and the type of the data in the 'Type' column (see this note before changing this setting).
- Working Folder - The working folder text box allows the Administrator to specify the path of the local storage location for storing the downloaded AV updates and binaries. To change the destination folder, click 'Browse' and navigate to the desired location to store the updates.
- Download Server - The Download Server text box allows the Administrator to specify the URL from which the updates are to be downloaded. The default the download URL is http://download.comodo.com/. This can be changed if the updates are available from any other server in the local network.
- Ports to Listen - Port 80 is the default port number that the utility will listen to for updates.
- Refresh Every (Secs) - This setting allows the Administrator to set the frequency the download server has to be checked for the latest updates.
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