Management,OS X,Tips August 14, 2012 at 9:28 am

Mountain Lion Software Update Changes

If you didn’t catch this PSA from Greg Neagle earlier this month, it is worth a look.  Mountain Lion now uses a https url to pull updates from Apple rather than simple a http url.  This shouldn’t be a huge deal for most people, but if you were hijacking DNS to redirect all Apple Software Update requests to an internal Apple Software Update Server, this will effect you.  If you are currently pointing machines to your internal Apple Software Update Server via MCX or by setting the CatalogURL in /Library/Preferences/, you will be unaffected by this change.

Nate Walck

Nate is a Systems Reliability Engineer at Dropbox, Inc in San Francisco, CA. He runs along with Sam Keeley and is one of the founding members of the ##osx-server IRC channel on He loves being involved in the Mac Admin community and using Open Source projects whenever possible, especially Munki, The Luggage and Puppet.

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