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    Apple Caching Server and Multiple Internet connections

    Hi all,

    Is anyone currently running Apple's Caching server on a site with multiple internet connections?

    From what I've read the clients and caching server must be on the same public IP address in order for Apple to inform the clients that a caching server exists. However we load balance across 3 lines, so client traffic can come from 1 of 3 IP addresses

    I've spoken to Apple Support, but they were unable to give me any information on URLs or IPs used for Apple Updates, so I'm unable to add any firewall rules to force the Apple update traffice down a specific line.

    I've tried Google, but can only find people asking the same question, without any resolution.

    Has anyone come across this before, and found a solution?

    Thanks

    Gavin

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    couldn't you just create a custom rule for all apple/appstore traffic so it uses the same line every time?

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    IPs uses for Apple Updates: 17.0.0.0/8 (The entire block of 17.X is reserved for Apple)
    iTunes IP: 23.74.0.0/16

    You may also be able to configure Caching Server to look at a specific IP range.
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5590
    https://help.apple.com/advancedserve...1-8E9EDA56583A

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    Thanks, I always forget about traffic specific rules. That certainly seems the best way to try

    thanks

    Gavin

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