Configure Leopard for a different Software Update Server


To configure a Mac running OS X 10.5 (Leopard) to connect to a local Apple Software Update server, simply use the following command, where servername is the name of your local server that runs Software Update.

defaults write /Library/Preferences/ CatalogURL http://servername:8088/

If you have any problems, verify that you can see the update server by accessing the following URL from the client’s web browser:

If you don’t see an XML-type page come up, you should verify that the Software Update service is running on the server, and that port 8088 is properly configured to allow traffic on your network.