We have been using FOG to deploy our images and all is great with that. We have just been told by our internet provider (BGFL) that our fog server is constantly sending data to the proxy server. The proxy server has had over 500,000 hits witin a couple of days. Aparently we are the second school in the list with such a high number from FOG so it seems others are affected.
After stripping out all of the proxy info on the server a couple of weeks ago we have been told that there are still around the same amount of hits going to the proxy from/because of the fog server. It seems after some testing that it is the client service that is causing this. It seems that the client is sending data to the proxy server which is then being redirected back into our network to the fog server.
What i want to know is, is there any proxy bypass information that i need to add to the client to stop it looking for the fog server through the internet and just going directly to the server.
We have done further testing on this. During our testing we put in a false proxy for IE and for winhttp. After doing this we found that the fog client service still communicates with the fog server. Does anyone know how this might work. Im getting confused now :-(
Are you using the hostname or the IP address to identify the server in the client configuration? If a hostname, can your local DNS resolve the name? You should be able to see in the Apache logs on the FOG sever where the connections are coming from, hopefully not all from your proxy.
I will check this today. Been busy and haven't had chance to investigate this more.
As a quick workaround we have currently disabled the service on the clients and after speaking to our ISP it seems that the issue is resolved but I want the serivce running and will look to fully resolve this.