iPhone updates and required bandwidth
jared at puck.nether.net
Wed Aug 18 14:29:18 CDT 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.
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