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OSX 10.5 Software Update Server Address

Posted on 2008-10-14
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Hi,

We have an OSX 10.5 Server that needs access through a firewall to the Apple auto update service but in order to do this we need to know the update server address/ports/destination ip etc... does anyone know this information?

Thanks.

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I believe software update only uses http, so TCP port 80, which should be open by default.
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You might find this discussion interesting:

http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20060516093639166  (Hint: change the view from "threaded" to "flat" and refresh.)
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giving a firewall rule for a single IP at Apple's end probably won't work.  Apple no doubt makes use of an array of servers
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I think it's swscan.apple.com 17.250.248.95 not sure though
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For anyone hunting the answer:

http://support.apple.com/kb/TA24836

I will except din101's answer as it led me to the KB document.

Thanks everyone
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