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    jeffbearer
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    I’m trying to figure out if it’s possible to set up a primary catalog and then have it fail back to apple as a default if the primary is not able to be connected to.

    I hesitate to change the CatalogURL to our server in the office if it means that they will not be able to run updates if they are at home.

    I saw a great hack macos hints on hosting swupdate.apple.com dns internally, and faking out the default setting. but unfortunately this is no good for me because I don’t want road warriors to resolve that dns internally when they are on the vpn.

    #380592
    Greg Neagle
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    Short answer: no.

    Long answer: you could use something like crankd to be notified when your network configuration changes, and then a script could set the CatalogURL as appropriate.

    #380593
    jeffbearer
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    That was my fear. And changing it on network config sounds like too many moving parts.

    I guess I’ll consider using DNS views based on subnet to do the dns trickery if pretending to be apple, but not for VPN users.

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