Caching server

tbarney

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i have the caching server configured for a /24 network. I see where app downloads and software are being cached. I have validated that even after i have an App or software cached, if i download an App/software on to a client, the App/software is still getting pulled in from the WAN. Hoping someone may offer an idea for why that is.

Thanks!
 

960design

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I use the caching server ( Mac Server App ) for my office only and cache 1-2GBs per hour per statistics.
The questions adam9c1 are what I would have asked.
 

chrfr

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I tried using a caching server (using squid) for awhile but I found that so many sites specify a no-cache header that it proved rather useless.
Apple's caching server is a completely different thing. It only caches OS updates, iCloud data, iBooks, etc., but not websites.
 

chrfr

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Ah, didn't know that. Sounds more like WSUS then.
It's not really like WSUS because it doesn't give the user any control over updates that Apple releases; if Apple ships an update, clients will get it. Apple has a Software Update Server that's more like WSUS, but it's officially deprecated in the Server app.
 

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It's not really like WSUS because it doesn't give the user any control over updates that Apple releases; if Apple ships an update, clients will get it. Apple has a Software Update Server that's more like WSUS, but it's officially deprecated in the Server app.
That's a goofy move from a work standpoint, but given Apple only pushes to the consumer, it makes sense. I think one should just use squid to cache all this content, including web requests.
 
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960design

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It's not really like WSUS because it doesn't give the user any control over updates that Apple releases; if Apple ships an update, clients will get it. Apple has a Software Update Server that's more like WSUS, but it's officially deprecated in the Server app.
When did that happen? I still use the "Software Update" section of the Server app. I missed the memo!
 
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