1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 22, 2008 11:56 PM by metalhead

    Repository Selection


      Can someone please explain exactly how a machine selects a repository for it’s down loads?
      Our EPO server is configured to use the ping time setting

      For example let’s say we have twenty repos, does it ping all 20 and download from the fastest? What if it see’s the NAI http site quicker than our own repositories?
        • 1. RE: Repository Selection
          It does a sort by subnet distance. Therefore it compares the binary values of the ip address numbers with the clients current ip address. Then it ping the first five repositories and resorts them by ping time.

          This resorting is not done everytime an agent connects to a repsoitory. It is only done when certain parameters are changed, e.g. the client ip address, someone added a new epo repository etc.