Caching server

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  1. tbarney macrumors member

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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!
     
  2. belvdr macrumors 603

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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.
     
  3. adam9c1 macrumors 65816

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  4. 960design macrumors 68020

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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.
     
  5. chrfr macrumors 603

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    Apple's caching server is a completely different thing. It only caches OS updates, iCloud data, iBooks, etc., but not websites.
     
  6. 960design macrumors 68020

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    Just to keep in line with OP question... Apple Caching server caches Apps as well.
     
  7. chrfr macrumors 603

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    It does, I forgot to put that into my list. It's covered under "etc". :)
     
  8. belvdr macrumors 603

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    Ah, didn't know that. Sounds more like WSUS then.
     
  9. chrfr macrumors 603

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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.
     
  10. belvdr macrumors 603

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    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.
     
  11. 960design macrumors 68020

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    When did that happen? I still use the "Software Update" section of the Server app. I missed the memo!
     
  12. chrfr macrumors 603

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    It happened with the release of Sierra:
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT206871
     

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