Can a SUS read itself?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by Truffy, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. Truffy macrumors 6502a

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    I'm running SLS as an SUS, it's also farming out profiles to connected Macs, including a preference setting to use the local server for SU. This is great! But, can I get the server to reference itself for its own updates? Currently, it downloads those separately, which seems such a waste of time and bandwidth given that its already downloaded them for the networked computers.
     
  2. jackhdev macrumors 6502

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    Possibly. Have you tried setting the address of the Software Update Server on the server to localhost?
     
  3. Truffy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No, because I couldn't see how to change the address of the SUS for a non-managed computer. How do I do that?
     
  4. jackhdev macrumors 6502

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    Go to and open /Library/Preferences/com.Apple.SoftwareUpdate.plist.

    Add a key named CatalogURL with the value being the address of the server. This should work:

    "http://localhost:8088/index-leopard-snowleopard.merged-1.sucatalog"
     

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