Table: Protocol-specific options for the Native protocol
By default, Symantec Protection Engine binds to all interfaces. You can restrict access to a specific interface by entering its bind address. You can use 127.0.0.1 (the loopback interface) to let only the clients that run on the same computer connect to Symantec Protection Engine.
The port number must be exclusive to Symantec Protection Engine. The default port number is 7777. If you change the port number, use a number that is greater than 1023. No other program or service should use this port number.
Local scan directory
You only need to provide a local scan directory when the client application and Symantec Protection Engine run on the same computer. The client application passes the file name to Symantec Protection Engine. Symantec Protection Engine opens the file and scans it in the local scan directory that you specify.
The directory that you specify must already exist. If you do not specify a local scan directory, Symantec Protection Engine stores files and scans them in the temporary directory for virus scanning.
If the computer is running the client version of an antivirus software product, you must configure the client product to exclude the local scan directory from all types of scanning (for example, real-time scans, scheduled scans, and manual scans).
If you use Windows and you change the protocol setting to the native protocol, you might need to change the service startup properties to identify an account that has sufficient permissions to run Symantec Protection Engine.
From version 7.0, Native protocol has been deprecated. Symantec recommends the use of either ICAP or RPC protocol.
In the console on the primary navigation bar, click Configuration.
In the sidebar under Views, click Protocol.
In the content area under Select Communication Protocol, click Native.
In the Manual Restart Required dialog box, click OK.
Whenever you switch protocols, you must restart the Symantec Protection Engine service. You can continue to make and apply changes in the console. However, the changes do not take effect until you restart the service.
Under Native Protocol Configuration, in the Bind address box, type a bind address, if necessary.
By default, Symantec Protection Engine binds to all interfaces. You can restrict access to a specific interface by typing its bind address. You can use 127.0.0.1 (the loopback interface) to let only the clients that are running on the same computer connect to Symantec Protection Engine.
In the Port number box, type the TCP/IP port number that the client application uses to pass files to Symantec Protection Engine for scanning.
The default setting is port 7777. If you change the port number, use a port number that is equal to or greater than 1024. No other program or service should use this port number.
In the Local scan directory box, type a local scan directory path, if necessary.
The file directory that you specify must already exist. Symantec Protection Engine validates the existence of the directory when you save or apply your changes.
If you do not specify a local scan directory location, Symantec Protection Engine uses the temporary directory for scanning.
On the toolbar, select one of the following options:
Saves your changes.
Use this option to continue making changes in the console until you are ready to apply them.
Applies your changes.
Your changes are not implemented until you apply them.