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What is the new Caching Service and how is it used?

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Dec 9, 2012 5:30 AM

OS X server 2.2 presents the new Caching Service. It looks like a way to cache apps, software updates and other Internet requests.


However, no information on how to use / configure it. The help files don't exist on it yet.


Since I have multiple Macs and iOS devices at home, I'd sure be happy to be able to cache apps and updates efficiently, ... if this is what it does!


  • Does anybody know what this tool really does? Please explain technically.
  • If it does allow to cache iOS apps, how is it configured on my network so that my iOS devices can "see" this caching? Must a proxy be configured?
  • How is this different than the "Software Update" service?


Many thanks!

Mac mini, OS X Server


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