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10.4: Manually add a Tiger Software Update Server
Authored by: allanmarcus on May 19, '06 11:38:21AM

Ifthe SUS server is not available, it automatically falls back on the Apple server. At least that's what my network does.

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10.4: Manually add a Tiger Software Update Server
Authored by: jtunison on Mar 16, '07 01:01:22PM

I'm bummed!! My sample client (eMac running 10.4.9) does NOT fall back to Apple's server if the defined local SUS server is not available. I've tried setting it two different ways (one way at a time) but it fails in both cases. I set the system-wide default, tested, then undid that and tried setting it just for the current user and tested.

Software Update client says that there is a networking problem and offers you the choice of Quitting or running Network Diagnostics (which of course don't find any problems with your basic connectivity).

I was hoping for an improvement that laptop users would not notice at all. Now I don't think I can use this for that set of customers, because they'd have to know/remember to switch to a different user or undo the setting when not here.

If the corporate firewall happens to allow that port 8088 traffic through, and our (departmental) server was running, then it would work. But probably not if they were cross country or abroad. It wouldn't be faster (I hope) than Apple's servers.

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