windows update cache
scg at gibbard.org
Fri Sep 28 17:05:07 UTC 2007
On Fri, 28 Sep 2007, Seth Mattinen wrote:
> Adrian Chadd wrote:
>> On Fri, Sep 28, 2007, Joe Johnson wrote:
>>> Windows Software Update Services doesn't require the end-user to be part
>>> of a domain to get updates. You just need to define the WSUS server as
>>> the source for updates by changing a few registry entries and make sure
>>> the server is available via HTTP or HTTPS to your customers. You can
>>> read more at Microsoft's site.
>>> Also, WSUS is free to run on any Windows server.
>> Great if you're running a windows IT type LAN; crap if you're running an
> Why? It talks TCP/IP.
This seems like a question of how much control ISPs have over customers'
PCs at this point. In my day (when we had to push packets up hill through
28.8 kbps modems, both ways...), we used to send out CDs to all our
customers that would install web browsers and mail clients, and change the
computers' dial-up networking settings to match our network. Changing
some registry strings for Windows Update would have been trivial.
The ISPs I've dealt with recently as an end user tend to just send out a
cable or DSL to ethernet bridge and let DHCP do the rest. This is
progress, as it means devices can move from place to place and just work,
but I don't think it provides a way to change registry settings.
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