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HT5568 Where can I download 6.0.2 without using Software update (Blocked by corporate firewall)?

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As my employer seems to block the apple software update mechanism I have to get my updates manually, I cannot seem to find Safari 6.0.2...

 

... any suggestions?

  • MrHoffman Level 6 Level 6 (11,745 points)

    If this is a corporate system, then work with your manager and with corporate IT to get the blocks removed for these systems; you have a legitimate use and legitimate need here, and IT is blocking that.

     

    If IT is unable or unwilling to whitelist or enable that access for individual OS X systems, then setting up an OS X Server system with Software Update or a Linux or other system with Reposado might be an option.  (For those OS X versions that can acquire updates locally.)  Enanble the OS X Server or Reposado server for firewall access.

     

    If this is a personal system (and assuming IT policy forbids connecting personal systems on the corporate network), then you'll need to do the upgrade elsewhere; at a coffee shop, library or Apple store.

     

    Based on some other postings around the forums — I have not tried either of these links! — the downloads are (or were) apparently available via Apple's content delivery servers at the URLs:

     

    swcdn.apple.com/content/downloads/53/02/041-8081/2jwp4wjrwygtm4lc608qy4h0n4a9yyq 37g/Safari6.0.2Mountain.pkg

     

    and:

     

    http://swcdn.apple.com/content/downloads/24/27/0418084/dr1bfkb54jdws7xmot4l24qxj bjhxkzk8p/Safari6.0.2Lion.pkg

     

    There are cases where these URLs get spaces in them, so check for that if you get download errors.

     

    Do work with IT if these are corporate systems, as IT is blocking vendor-provided security updates, and that sort of thing doesn't look very good on the IT director's and CIO's resumes.

  • BobHarris Level 6 Level 6 (12,545 points)

    I'm going to ask a "Stupid Question".  Does your company have a "Proxy Server" and have you entered the "Proxy" information in your System Preferences -> Network -> Advanced -> Proxy ?

     

    NOTE:  If you do enter the company proxy information and this system is taken outside of work, then you will need to either setup a 2nd Network "Location" (one for work and one for not work) or remove the proxy informaiton when the system is outside of work.  A separate Network Location is the preferred approach as you can then easily switch between locations using the Apple menu -> Location entry to quickly switch, or even get a utility such as ControlPlane to automatically switch based on where the Mac is currently connecting to the network.

     

    But as MrHoffman says, if this is a corporate Mac, they need to allow updates or they may create a security risk if you are not allowed to get the security updates.  That would look bad on their department.  If it is your own Mac, they may or may not care.

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