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Specifying mandatory file screening

The required option determines if file screening should be mandatory.

About this task

When the required option is set to on, file screening becomes mandatory. If an FPolicy server is not available, since screening cannot be performed, the client request is denied. Use this option to enable native file blocking as well.

When the required option is set to off, file screening is not mandatory. If an FPolicy server is not connected, operations are permitted without screening.

Step

  1. To make file screening mandatory, enter the following command: fpolicy options PolicyName required on
    PolicyName is the name of the policy for which you want to set the required option.

Result

This option is set to off, by default. If you turn on the required option for a policy when no file screening servers are available, the native file blocking feature blocks access to files specified in that policy.
Note: If you do not want to make file screening mandatory, set the same command to off.