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wyrm
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UNC repositories vs SuperAgents

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Currently, I have 6 UNC distributed repositories in my environment and 1 FTP repository.  We don’t have enough repositories in our environment and need to expand.

For a couple of lower-bandwidth sites, I’m planning on using SuperAgents.

Since SuperAgents save bandwidth, would it be advantageous to convert all of my UNC repositories to SuperAgents, regardless of their WAN bandwidth?  Are there any benefits to continue using UNC instead of SuperAgents?

In terms of performance, if a SuperAgent’s repository is up-to-date, is it any slower for a computer to download updates/patches from a SuperAgent, rather than UNC, http or FTP?

Any advice would be appreciated!

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Re: UNC repositories vs SuperAgents

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Superagents are generally more reliable because they dont rely on other non mcafee technologies like UNC or Windows authentication.  The agent handles everything like creation of the share and authenticates using the repository keys.  UNC was the old technology we used to rely on before superagents which is prone to more download failures.  Check out page 76 in BP guide for more info.

https://kb.mcafee.com/resources/sites/MCAFEE/content/live/PRODUCT_DOCUMENTATION/24000/PD24875/en_US/...

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Re: UNC repositories vs SuperAgents

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Superagents are generally more reliable because they dont rely on other non mcafee technologies like UNC or Windows authentication.  The agent handles everything like creation of the share and authenticates using the repository keys.  UNC was the old technology we used to rely on before superagents which is prone to more download failures.  Check out page 76 in BP guide for more info.

https://kb.mcafee.com/resources/sites/MCAFEE/content/live/PRODUCT_DOCUMENTATION/24000/PD24875/en_US/...

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