Lock Relays to prevent downstream downloads

(imported topic written by DDZA)

Is it possible to lock a parent relay to prevent downstream clients or relays from being able to download files from the parent relay during office hours?

We want to prevent downloads of packages during office hours but still allow the relays or clients to download configuration actions and for them to report back in ok. By throttling the bandwidth on the relay this impacts the ability of the clients/relays to download any actions that are sent out.

(imported comment written by BenKus)


There really isn’t a good way to prevent a relay from downloading files… The best approach I can think is to use bandwidth throttling like you mention… It will slow down action gathering, but they are typically pretty small so hopefully it won’t slow them too much…