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Stopping hips in Linux(locally), without ePO interaction

I am running a full suite of ePO (5.1.3) deployed products (MA, VSEL, HIPs, ACCM, PA) on my Linux systems. I do not control ePO, but occasionally I have to perform local testing on a Linux host that HIPs interferes with. I am running HIPs 8.0.0.4377.

What is the most effective way to temporarily disable HIPs for testing and then re-enable when testing is complete?

I have tried 'initctl stop hipmon', but this daemon just restarts the HipClient daemon in the event it stops. I don't know that it disables HIPs appropriately.

Also, I have tried the '/opt/McAfee/hip/hipts agent off', but this requires a password set from ePO, which I don't have access to.

Is there another means to temporarily disable HIPs properly?

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Re: Stopping hips in Linux(locally), without ePO interaction

The '/opt/McAfee/hip/hipts agent off" is the right command to run and requires the admin password set via ePO policy.  If you do not have this, you will need to contact your ePO Admin team to discuss further.

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Re: Stopping hips in Linux(locally), without ePO interaction

As I mentioned above, I do not have access to the ePO password, as another group controls that password.  I had been using 'initctl stop hipmon' and 'service httpd stop', but did not know if that stopped all the hips related services.

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