Proxy exceptions

If the BigFix server uses a proxy for Internet connection to access fixlet sites or prefetch downloads, the License Metric ToolBigFix Inventory server must be added to an exception list to ensure that the catalog propagation works properly.

In an environment with a proxy, propagation of the catalog might fail because the BigFix server connects to the proxy to download the catalog file instead of connecting to the BigFix Inventory server directly. To ensure that the problem does not occur, add the following entries to the proxy exception list in the BigFix server configuration:
  • IP address of the BigFix Inventory server
  • FQDN host name of the BigFix Inventory server
Additionally if the BigFix server is installed on the same computer as BigFix Inventory server, add the following entries to the proxy exception list:
localhost, 127.0.0.1
For more information, see: Setting a proxy connection on the server.