Block IOS7 update URl

GreenHeadRocker
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I am trying to block the IOS7 update for my sonicwall NSA3500 all I need is the right url, I have apple updates blocked in the firewall but I had 120 phones yesterday wanting to update at once. I shut off all the sonic points.

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Last Knight
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Hi GreenHeadRocker,

Do you have CGSS licensed?

Apple's caching server (currently in beta) isn't going to help yet — iOS 6 doesn't know how to use it. So here is something that may help.

iOS devices check for new versions by polling the server mesu.apple.com. This is done via HTTP, port 80. Specifically, the URL is:

http://mesu.apple.com/assets/com_apple_MobileAsset_SoftwareUpdate/com_apple_MobileAsset_SoftwareUpdate.xml

If you block or redirect mesu.apple.com, you will inhibit the check for software updates. If you are really ambitious, you could redirect the query to a cached copy of the XML, but I haven't tried that. Please remove the block soon; you wouldn't want to prevent those security updates, would you?

Good luck.
Blue Street TechLast Knight
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Did my solution help you? It is what you asked for...no?

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Yes thank you we got it blocked and turned it off once we got all the phones upgraded.
What a mess that was Wens afternoon prime time business.
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Blue Street TechLast Knight
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Oh terrific! I'm glad I could help and glad you were able to stop it before the nightmare began!

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