List of Apple Download servers

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by adam9c1, Jun 2, 2015.

  1. adam9c1 macrumors 68000

    adam9c1

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    Chicagoland
    #1
    I am unable to find a list of Apple software download servers.

    I have the following for upates FYI:
    swcdn.apple.com
    swdownload.apple.com
    swquery.apple.com
    swscan.apple.com
     
  2. Cybaru macrumors newbie

    Cybaru

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    I assume that you're trying to set up some firewall rules or something...

    Apple's download servers change on a regular basis. They may recycle some host names, but the IP addresses are changing all the time, and many of them are load-balanced - you'll get the same DNS host name, but you'll connect to a new IP address.

    Apple's recommendation for most firewall-related scenarios is to open up the entire 17.0.0.0/16 IP address space. Apple owns that entire range of IP addresses, and that's where all of their traffic will originate from.
     
  3. 960design macrumors 68030

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    Destin, FL
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    Yep full 17.x.x.x
    Throw in an inexpensive caching server or two ( we are just adding our second one ) and bob's your uncle.
     

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