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Create a transparent local software update server
Authored by: el doctor on Mar 25, '08 09:44:03AM
Very usefull hint for our repair center, but I'm using Mac OS 10.5 Server and with this hint, the Software Update Service won't work anymore because it asks to the same server as clients and the DNS redirect the requests to the server himself. The workaround is again a Web redirection for the server requests. The idea is to redirect the server request to the official Apple Software Server with its IP adress. So, you just have to add those RedirectMatch to your default Web site as you did in the first post :

/content/meta/mirror-config-1.plist
to
http://17.250.248.95/content/meta/mirror-config-1.plist

/content/catalogs/index.sucatalog
to
http://17.250.248.95/content/catalogs/index.sucatalog

/content/catalogs/others/index-windows-1.sucatalog
to http://17.250.248.95/content/catalogs/others/index-windows-1.sucatalog

Now, your server is downloading the updates from Apple and the clients are updating them transparently with the joy of speed!

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Create a transparent local software update server
Authored by: jasonthat on Jul 12, '09 12:27:19PM

Hi el doctor

Do you know if these "RedirectMatch" entries (for having the the server not point to itself) which has to be added on the "Default Web site" - do they still apply to Leopard 10.5.7 (both my server and clients are on Leopard 10.5.7) or has it changed?

The 3rd step mentioned in the instructions about creating a new record for this server - Does SUS really have to be on a separate/standalone server doing only Software update. I am right now testing it on our existing OD Master but it is not our DNS server. Any issues with this?

Anyone else reading this thread, please do feel free to comment on this.



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Create a transparent local software update server
Authored by: zpjet on Sep 15, '09 04:09:22AM

i've just run DNS on the same server. or you could put external DNS in your TCP/IP config



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