How to bypass files from being sent to MATD from MEG

 

Problem

When sending certain files to MATD, a queue builds on the MEG Appliance due to IMG files being scanned by MATD.  To help create exclusions there will be a UI configurable option in MEG 7.6.3.  On MEG 7.6.2 as per KB82451 exclusions can be configured manually to allow for certain files such as IMG file from being passed to MATD for inspection.

 

Solution

To disable IMG files from being passed from MEG to MATD, do the following:

 

NOTE: For steps on backing up and restoring configuration files, see KB56323.

 

Open the Appliance management console.

Save the Appliance configuration and place a copy in a safe location.

Open the configuration file and extract the Native\matd.xml file.

NOTE: Do not extract the entire config.zip file.

Open matd.xml in a text editor of your choice.

Locate the following section:

 

 

<Settings name="acceptable-files" type="Product" version="3.1">

          <List name="GAM" type="nstr">

            <Attr name="0" value="FF/OTR/6001"/>

            <Attr name="1" value="FF/IMG/5032"/>

            <Attr name="2" value="FF/IMG/5063"/>

            <Attr name="3" value="ARCHIVE/"/>

            <Attr name="4" value="FF/DOC/1001"/>

            <Attr name="5" value="FF/SS/3004"/>

            <Attr name="6" value="FF/IMG/5021"/>

            <Attr name="7" value="FF/OTR/6008"/>

            <Attr name="8" value="FF/IMG/5073"/>

            <Attr name="9" value="FF/IMG/5080"/>

            <Attr name="10" value="FF/IMG/5004"/>

            <Attr name="11" value="FF/IMG/5045"/>

            <Attr name="12" value="FF/IMG/5002"/>

          </List>

          <List name="Sandbox" type="nstr">

            <Attr name="0" value="FF/OTR/6001"/>

            <Attr name="1" value="FF/IMG/5032"/>

            <Attr name="2" value="FF/IMG/5063"/>

            <Attr name="3" value="ARCHIVE/"/>

            <Attr name="4" value="FF/DOC/1001"/>

            <Attr name="5" value="FF/SS/3004"/>

            <Attr name="6" value="FF/IMG/5021"/>

          </List>

Remove the following lines while making sure the other entries follow in sequence.

 

 

<Attr name="8" value="FF/IMG/5073"/>

<Attr name="9" value="FF/IMG/5080"/>

 

 

After editing the section the MATD.XML should read:

 

 

<List name="GAM" type="nstr">

            <Attr name="0" value="FF/OTR/6001"/>

            <Attr name="1" value="FF/IMG/5032"/>

            <Attr name="2" value="FF/IMG/5063"/>

            <Attr name="3" value="ARCHIVE/"/>

            <Attr name="4" value="FF/DOC/1001"/>

            <Attr name="5" value="FF/SS/3004"/>

            <Attr name="6" value="FF/IMG/5021"/>

            <Attr name="7" value="FF/OTR/6008"/>

           <Attr name="8" value="FF/IMG/5004"/>

            <Attr name="9" value="FF/IMG/5045"/>

            <Attr name="10" value="FF/IMG/5002"/>

          </List>

Save your changes to matd.xml.

Add the updated file into the \Native\ directory in the Config.zip file, overwriting the existing version.

Restore the config.zip to the appliance and Apply the changes.