iPhone updates and required bandwidth

Jared Mauch jared at puck.nether.net
Wed Aug 18 19:29:18 UTC 2010

On Aug 18, 2010, at 3:20 PM, Greg Whynott wrote:

> sorry Joe if i wasn't clear,  what i was trying to say is I know there is a solution to address the bandwidth issue caused by updates for OS X machines,   I am unsure if they have a similar solution for their hand held devices.    I am assuming they do or soon will.   I'm on the road right now,  when I return to the office I'll take a look at the OS X update server and see if there is any provisions for the iPhones and friends.  
> perhaps a squid caching server in-between the device network and internet?    back in the day this is how i mitigated other many to one client update issues.

This is what I am doing for my home-lan.  I have a few machines of the Mac variety and having a properly tuned transparent cache seems to solve the major issue.

This isn't #apple forum, but back in the 1.0.0 they did post binary 'patch' updates for the first few revisions but eventually moved to using the full 'restore' image.  I suspect this was in direct response to the "jailbreak/unlocker" community, as well as just plain-ol bugs as it relates to the binary patch process.  There seemed to be a large number of people who had trouble with that.

I'm sure if you approached the CDN that hosts the #apple updates they would be willing to put a copy of swcdn.apple.com on your network, as well as appldnld.apple.com

The squid user forums have lots of tips about how to do this for apple and microsoft sw updates.

- Jared

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