Welcome to the Slashdot Beta site -- learn more here. Use the link in the footer or click here to return to the Classic version of Slashdot.

Thank you!

Before you choose to head back to the Classic look of the site, we'd appreciate it if you share your thoughts on the Beta; your feedback is what drives our ongoing development.

Beta is different and we value you taking the time to try it out. Please take a look at the changes we've made in Beta and  learn more about it. Thanks for reading, and for making the site better!

When devices update - bandwith quota sucked dry

wallydallas (1483081) writes | about 10 months ago


wallydallas (1483081) writes "I'm close to a solution, but I wonder how other people block their many devices and operating systems from updating in working hours?

For example:

I'm the IT guy who blocks ipads from updating when school is in session because we are in a rural location. 3mbps is the best WAN we can buy. Devices can update after hours just fine. We do this with our router (DDWRT) by blocking MESU.APPLE.COM

Many guests bring in Windows 7 laptops, and I want to welcome them, but not their updates.

How can I block updates on Android Phones and Linux Laptops?

I have a 4G device at home, and I'd like to apply the same tricks 24 hours a day so that I don't use up the bandwith from my vendor. And my many home visitors should have their updates blocked.

Thanks, Wally"

Sorry! There are no comments related to the filter you selected.

linux updates (1)

JohnVanVliet (945577) | about 10 months ago | (#45741399)

That will be a problem !
the software repos are very distributed
and every distro uses it's own mirror list
and to add to the issue will be plugins like " fast-mirror" that will set the system to use a miror that is local and NOT use the default mirror list
so you will need a block list for very distro on "distrowatch"
and every mirror each one uses

and that might be a problem "ibiblio" is a major mirror, and so is " Arctic Region Supercomputing Center "

for example just CentOS 6.5 uses these mirrors []

Check for New Comments
Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?