IOS new versions and network load
paul at paulstewart.org
Mon Sep 18 12:53:00 UTC 2017
Curious as mentioned if anyone doing this on scale? I kind of doubt it but love to hear otherwise. My assumption is this is more Enterprise focused than ISP
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> On Sep 18, 2017, at 8:48 AM, Mike Hammett <nanog at ics-il.net> wrote:
> We've been looking into the caching server bit lately given that we're not due to get an official Apple node for at least another year yet.
> It looks very difficult to manage, given the DNS TXT records and domain search fields. If it was as simple as entering the supported IP ranges, it'd be a lot easier to implement.
> The caching service does support a lot more than content than "once a year" https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204675
> Mike Hammett
> Intelligent Computing Solutions
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> From: "Jean-Francois Mezei" <jfmezei_nanog at vaxination.ca>
> To: "Eduardo Schoedler" <listas at esds.com.br>
> Cc: Nanog at nanog.org
> Sent: Sunday, September 17, 2017 6:43:50 PM
> Subject: Re: IOS new versions and network load
>> On 2017-09-17 19:37, Eduardo Schoedler wrote:
>> Server is an app now, any MacOS can have it running.
> But do carriers/ISPs really want to deal with a rack unfriendly Mac Mini
> or iMac at a carrier hotel? If the Server App could run on Linux, or if
> OS-X could boot on standard servers, perhaps, it it seems to be a very
> bad fit in carrier/enterprise environments.
>> Implementation will be a little tricky, because you need your
>> customers to look a record in your domain.
> I've tried reading some about it.
> The cache server app registers with Apple its existence and the IP
> address ranges it serves
> When a client wants to download new IOS version, Apple checked and finds
> that the client's IP is served by the caching server whose "local" IP is
> a.b.c.d (akaL the inside NAT IP address). Tells client to get version of
> software from that IP address.
> The DNS TXT records are used by the Caching Server to get the list of IP
> blocks it can serve. (not needed in the target small office
> environments where everyone is on same subnet and the caching server can
> tell the apple serves the one subnet it seves).
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