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Apple iOS8, caching server fail

17
Sep

Update: Apple confirms they screwed up.

We did what would could to prepare for Apple’s release of iOS8; We’ve had an Apple Caching Server up and running for months. We expected to fade the new release without a hitch. But instead, Apple did something that appears to have disabled caching of the iOS8 update (see this Reddit comment in this Reddit thread, we observed the exact same issue.)

What did we do? Blacklisted the two update domains, mesu.apple.com and appldnld.apple.com in DNS.

It’s a shame we have to disable updates in order to maintain bandwidth order but c’mon Apple, why did you break the caching server?

One Comment »

  1. Ironhalo says:

    Seeing the same thing here. Utterly ridiculous. Leave it to Apple to silently neuter their own product without giving anyone a heads up or a good explanation. This is EXACTLY the reason we all installed and configured Apple’s caching server…only to have Apple pull the rug out from under it. We’re blocking their update servers as well.

    Thanks Apple.

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