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Barracuda Web Security Agent
Barracuda Web Security Agent

Configuration Options for the Barracuda Web Security Agent

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The following options can be used when installing the Barracuda WSA from the command line or with a GPO. See also Command Line Examples For Deploying the Barracuda WSA With MSI Installer and Command Line Examples For Deploying the Barracuda WSA With EXE Installer.

  Description

ADS (Allow Disable Service)

1 – Users are allowed to disable the Barracuda WSA.

0 – Users are NOT allowed to disable the Barracuda WSA.

ALLOW_REMOVE 1 – Users are allowed to remove the Barracuda WSA.

– Users are NOT allowed to remove the Barracuda WSA.

ALLOW_UPDATE

1 (Default) – Allow users to manually update through the Barracuda WSA Monitor and Configuration Tool.

0 – Do not allow users to manually update. Note: This setting has no effect on automatic updates.

APPLICATIONS Type a pipe-delimited list of applications to be filtered on all ports. Example:

APPLICATIONS= iexplore.exe|firefox.exe

BLOCKS

A pipe-delimited list of applications to block. Example:

BLOCKS=block1.exe | block2.exe

BYPASS

A semicolon delimited list of network addresses that you want to bypass the Barracuda Web Security Service, such as trusted internal networks. Guidelines:

Use a * in any octet (except the first) to indicate “any”.

Bypass entries that begin with a dot (.) include any URL that matches the dot and subsequent string(s). For example, if you use *.example.com as a bypass entry, any URL that ends with .example.com will bypass the proxy.

URL names that begin with a string (and not a dot) must match the string exactly.

DEBUG

1 – Debug mode is ENABLED.

0 – Debug mode is DISABLED (default).

DEFAULT_BEHAVIOR

1 – All application traffic is forwarded to ports 80 and 443 by default.

2 – No application traffic is forwarded by default and you specify only the applications to filter.

3 – All applications are blocked by default and only applications you specify for filtering are forwarded.

DISABLE_AUTOMATIC_UPDATES 1 – Updates are DISABLED.

0 – Updates are ENABLED.

EXCEPTIONS

A pipe-delimited list of specific applications from which you don’t want to capture any traffic.

LANG

Specifies the language that the Barracuda WSA uses on English operating systems.

German: de-DE

Japanese: ja-JP

Dutch: nl-NL

Chinese: zh-CN

Chinese Traditional: zh-TW

Portuguese: pt-BR

Spanish: es-ES

PASSWORD The password that users must know to start, stop, or configure the Barracuda WSA.
PROXY_EXCEPTIONS

A semicolon delimited list of network addresses to specify proxy exceptions for internal proxies that should be reachable by Barracuda WSA clients for internal proxying and filtering. Guidelines:

Use a * in any octet (except the first) to indicate “any”. Entries that begin with a dot (.) include any URL that matches the dot and subsequent string(s). For example, if you use *.example.com as a proxy exception entry, any URL that ends with .example.com will bypass the proxy. URL names that begin with a string (and not a dot) must match the string exactly.

SERVICE_MODE

1 – Use for the Barracuda Web Security Service.

0 – Use for the Barracuda Web Security Gateway.

Example: SERVICE_MODE=1

SERVICE_PORT

The port number through which the Barracuda WSA communicates to the Barracuda Web Security Service or the Barracuda Web Security Gateway. This parameter follows SERVICE_URL. Example:

SERVICE _PORT=8080

SERVICE_URL

The URL of the Barracuda Web Security Service or Barracuda Web Security Gateway, followed by SERVICE_PORT and port number. The URL can be a domain name or IP address.

Example: SERVICE_URL=ple1.proxy.purewire.com

SERVICE_PORT=8080

USER_MODE

0 – (Default) Indicates ordinary operation. The Barracuda WSA Monitor appears in the task tray and the Configuration Tool appears in the Program Files menu.

1 – Runs the Barracuda WSA in Silent Mode.

WD

1 – Enables the watchdog feature, preventing the removal of Barracuda WSA through tampering with registry settings or network settings.

0 – (Default) Disables the watchdog feature.

Warning: Test this setting before deploying into your environment, as locking down network settings and the registry can produce unwanted side effects in your system.

WFP To choose WFP drivers instead of LSP, set the WFP flag to 1. This option only applies for Windows 7. For all other Windows versions, this flag is ignored. See Troubleshooting Third Party Compatibility Issues With LSP[1] for details about this option.


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