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Can anyone hijack the Caching service?

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Ed Palma Level 2 Level 2 (180 points)
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Jun 22, 2013 11:01 AM

I've had Caching Server running on Mountain Lion and it's been very helpful as internet is very expensive here in Pemba, Mozambique and we are limited to 1Mb/s which supports over 160 devices, many of which are OS X or iOS. 


Caching server will become even more helpful in 10.9 when it support iOS apps as well.


But it seems trivial to hijack the caching service from it's designated server.  If someone flips the Caching service switch on any OS X server on the network– or if they have OS X server running on a laptop, then they could re-register as the local caching server, right?


Is there any way to prevent another server from hijacking the caching service?


Is there an easy way to tell what local IP is being passed to clients by Apple?


Is there a way to alert an admin when the caching service local IP is changed?




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