Could not retrieve update information [ SOLVED ]
On a brand new puppet master running puppet 4.8.1 ( server v 2.7.2 ), I started seing exception messages such as this one :
[clojure-agent-send-off-pool-0] [p.d.version-check] Could not retrieve update information (http://updates.puppetlabs.com) java.net.ConnectException: Connection timed out at sun.nio.ch.SocketChannelImpl.checkConnect(Native Method) [...]
Coming from puppet 3.x, I am assuming that puppet now has an internal self-update check mechanism which attempts to contact the aformentioned URL ( which of course fails when the server has no Internet connection )
How can I disable such check ?