Attack of the Updates III

Okay, this one isn’t as bad as the first two, but…

Yesterday, Sophos decided to do a “do over” on just about everything in terms of virus scanning on OS X. Suddenly, we had about 200 OS X machines, mostly wireless, simultaneously trying to pull down 29.5 megs in updates from the Sophos servers (344 files). And if they timed out, the whole download process started over again.

At the start of the year we had the machines pointed at a local server for updates, but there were problems with the machines that went home a lot, so we switched to downloading from the Sophos server themselves. Our proxy should have sped things up, but the load was just a tad excessive…

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