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Creating Package Repositories in Oracle® Solaris 11.4

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Updated: November 2018
 
 

Comparing Repository Access Interfaces

The following table offers information to help you decide how to provide access to your IPS package repository. A single repository can be configured for both file access and HTTP or HTTPS access.

Table 2  Repository Access Interfaces Comparison
Repository Access Types
File
HTTP
HTTPS
Advantages
Easy access for local users.
Easy access for multiple systems without using NFS.
Restricted system access. Secure transfer of content between repository and installable image. Configure with or without client authentication.
Disadvantages
Requires NFS. Less flexibility to configure access controls.
Not secure. Difficult to restrict systems from connecting.
More complex to configure, particularly if you configure client authentication.