# Optional: Configuring offline use

Zenoss customers: If you are creating a deployment without internet access, perform this procedure.

Use this procedure to configure a host to operate without internet access. The following configuration variable informs serviced that internet access is not available:
SERVICED_OUTBOUND_IP
Default: (none)
The default startup routines of serviced include attempting to ping google.com. When a value is set for this variable, serviced does not attempt the ping and assumes it does not have internet access.
Use this variable to specify the IP address of a network interface other than the default, or to prevent serviced from assuming it has internet access.

Perform these steps:

1. Log in to the host as root, or as a user with superuser privileges.
2. Identify the IPv4 address of the host.
hostname -i
3. Edit the Control Center configuration file.
1. Open /etc/default/serviced in a text editor.
2. Locate the line for the SERVICED_OUTBOUND_IP variable, and then make a copy of the line, immediately below the original.
3. Remove the number sign character (#) from the beginning of the line.
4. Change the value to the IPv4 address identified in the previous step.
5. Save the file, and then close the editor.
4. Verify the settings.
grep -E '^\b*SERVICED' /etc/default/serviced