Currently Being ModeratedJan 23, 2013 2:08 PM (in response to Panchito401)
Just so you know, the term "walled garden" has a very specific, activist political meaning that I don't think you intended.
Have you considered allowing any *.apple.com address? That should do it.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 23, 2013 2:49 PM (in response to etresoft)
Thank you for the response!
Yes you are correct (sorry I am not a software guy so I dont run into it used that way at all).
I come from a networking background, specifically wireless and wifi. I hope I made that apparent.
I have allowed *.apple.com on all ports and it does not allow access to the software and sometimes the images for the app in the app store and icons do not load.
I have allowed all apple.com itunes.com subdomains and even a couple /16 subnets and this hasnt gotten me anywhere.
It seems to me that apple uses some kind of DNS redirection/proxying to get to their cloud which I can't possibly keep up with.
If anyone has any suggestions I would certainly love to try them.