Checking whether the distribution point works as KSN proxy server

April 17, 2023

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On a managed device assigned to work as a distribution point, you can enable KSN proxy server. A managed device works as KSN proxy server when the ksnproxy service is running on the device. You can check, turn on, or turn off this service on the device locally.

You can assign a Windows-based or a Linux-based device as a distribution point. The method of distribution point checking depends on the operating system of this distribution point.

To check whether the Windows-based distribution point works as KSN proxy server:

  1. On the distribution point device, in Windows, open Services (All ProgramsAdministrative Tools Services).
  2. In the list of services, check whether the ksnproxy service is running.

    If the ksnproxy service is running, then Network Agent on the device participates in Kaspersky Security Network and works as KSN proxy server for the managed devices included in the scope of the distribution point.

If you want, you may turn off the ksnproxy service. In this case, Network Agent on the distribution point stops participating in Kaspersky Security Network. This requires local administrator rights.

To check whether the Linux-based distribution point works as KSN proxy server:

  1. On the distribution point device, display the list of running processes.
  2. In the list of running processes, check whether the /opt/kaspersky/ksc64/sbin/ksnproxy process is running.

If /opt/kaspersky/ksc64/sbin/ksnproxy process is running, then Network Agent on the device participates in Kaspersky Security Network and works as the KSN proxy server for the managed devices included in the scope of the distribution point.

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