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Create a transparent local software update server
Authored by: Marshmallow on Apr 14, '10 10:22:11AM

I've done a bit more testing, and the hostname missing from the FQDN is NOT the issue causing the network connection errors. (I corrected the FQDN in the *.sucatalog files, entered CLI command "defaults writes ..." to point my workstation to my server, and it was able to find the updates.

However, I also tested to see if it made any difference on my workstation whether the default writes CatalogURL pointed to http://mysus.mydomain.com:8088/index-leopard-snowleopard.merged-1.sucatalog or http://swscan.apple.com:8088/index-leopard-snowleopard.merged-1.sucatalog, and it does not. My workstation finds *my* server regardless of whichever FQDN I write to CatalogURL.

So, any ideas about why my workstations are unable to connect to my server without the defaults writes command? I don't believe it's a DNS issue because either FQDN works when using the CatalogURL, but I am at a loss as to what else to check.



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Create a transparent local software update server
Authored by: Marshmallow on Apr 16, '10 11:57:18AM

After much screaming and cursing at the digital gods, I finally figured this out. Here is my solution:

I checked my web server settings. The default web server IP address was set to "any" and listed * (wildcard) for the IP address. I changed the IP address to my machine's address (10.1.0.136), stopped and restarted web services, stopped and restarted SUS services, and it worked.

I hope this information helps anyone else who may face this problem in the future.



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