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apple certification caching server question

Sep 7, 2014
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i have a doubt on this question
you have configured a computer with osx server to act as a cacing server. wich networking requirements must be in place so that client computers can use the caching server?

A: the server and the client computers must share the same public ip address behind a ant.
b: all client computers must use static ip address
c: all client computers must be on the same subnet
d:all client computers must be on the same wifi

for me it's A
but the documentation is ambiguous it says:
The caching server supports clients with OS X v10.8.2 or later and iOS 7 or later, and requires that clients share the same public IP address behind a NAT.
If your network has multiple subnets that share the same public IP address, the subnets can take advantage of the caching server. For example, the following figure shows a network with two subnets sharing a single caching server:
You can make Caching service work for all the subnets of your local network that share a common public IP address. Normally, Caching service is only enabled for a single subnet.
In the Caching pane, deselect “Only cache content for local networks.”

what do you think? the normallly intends same subnet? so the correct answer is c?
thank you

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