Questions regarding Apple Mac Server editions of OS X.

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How can I sync Nokia smartphones' calendars with Snow Leopard Server's iCal Server?

I've just installed and configured a Mac Mini Server for a customer who wanted to stop using Google Apps for their email. The plan was to also use the new server's calendaring service but we've hit a ...
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Why is this mod_rewrite RewriteRule directive not working in the .htaccess file?

I've got a site that was hosted on a linux el cheapo hosting service that I'm migrating to my Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard Server server running Apache 2.2.8 & PHP 5.2.5 w/rewrite_module enabled and ...
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Active Directory Mapped Drive won't stay connected

WinSrv08R2. I have a drive mapped to Win7 clients via Group Policy that's on another computer (an OS X server, mapped via "\serverIP\folder"). EVERY time the user logs out and then back in, it pops up ...
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Mac OS X Server 10.5.8, no Web sharing option

Can someone help me with this: We own a Mac OS X Server 10.5.8 but I also can't find the Web sharing option. Someone else asked the same question, but they had it solved because the option was ...
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Windows Domain Members can't see OS X Server

I setup Server 2008 R2 running Active Directory and now Win7 clients who are members of the domain can no longer see/access our OS X File Server. Doesn't show up in Network, nor can it be accessed by ...
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Slow git on Mac OS X server: can it be helped?

We've been running git over SSH on our Mac OS X server. (It happens to be a Mini.) Problem is, it's frightfully slow. We often see speeds under 100KiB/s for cloning repositories from this server, and ...
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Bare Metal Virtualization of Mac OS X Server

I've got a Mac Pro (2007) (http://support.apple.com/kb/SP30). Four Hard Drives and 8 GB of Ram. Right now I am running Mac OS X Server. I am running this because I have a number of other Macs and ...
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Apache and PHP causing first exec call to be really slow (and OS X)

Consider the following PHP program: <?echo date("c"); `date` echo date("c");?> The backtick-operator `` simply executes the specified command via the shell. Output on my local windows-box ...
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Mac OS X Server (10.5) mail trapped in queue

We've got mail accumulating in our Leopard Server's queue and not sure exactly why. This machine has required little maintenance over the years so I'm hoping someone here spot the obvious and save us ...
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How can I determine the specific file referenced by fs_usage, which is listed by block

I was investigating a problem on a Mac OS X 10.6.8 Server, where users were complaining of access slowdowns. Network throughput slowed to a crawl. It felt like the server was overburdened. System ...
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IPFW settings to allow trusted client to connect to Mac (e.g., over ssh)

I have the following ipfw settings on my Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger: 00100 allow ip from any to 123.123.123.123 00110 allow tcp from any to 123.123.123.123 00120 allow udp from any to 123.123.123.123 00130 ...
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Setting up a cron job that does a chmod/chown

I would like to set up a cron job that recusively does a chmod/chown on a directory (the dropbox directory). This works when I execute the commands manually like: sudo chown -R $USER ~/Dropbox sudo ...
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resolve DNS for specific host over entire LAN

All machines on local LAN are working fine and using a UNIX box as their gateway and primary nameserver. DNS works great for the local domains the server manages and it forwards requests for domains ...
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Unable to force restart mac server by remote because no free ram left

I have a Mac server and now I'm unable to remote or even to SSH to reboot since its out of free ram and I can't use SSH to force it restart or not even be able to remote to the screen to restart the ...
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It looks like somebody is using my Mac OS X server to brute force attack another server which is LDAP. What can I do to stop it?

An LDAP server on another is reporting an unusually large number of attempts to read the LDAP directory and attempting a number of users, all of which look like hacking attempts to read user/password ...
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What's the best file system for a 200TB Array on a MacOS 10.7? [closed]

We have a Mac server (10.7) with a 200TB disk array. We're trying to decide between HFS+ and the unsupported ZFS. Which should we use, why, and is there another choice that we haven't considered?
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Repair DNS Hostname mac server

I am getting this problem when checking the hostname of my server Primary address = 176.16.1.227 Current HostName = grandcentral.xx.xx.xx The DNS hostname is not available, please repair DNS ...
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Equivalent of logrotate on OSX

Is logrotate hiding somewhere on OSX, or is there an equivalent? It's not in /usr/sbin.
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mysql performance tuning, write, get db into ram

I am trying to improve the performance of a website by optimizing the Mysql server. In addition to general optimization I have a feeling that some write operations take an unacceptably long time. The ...
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Wide Area Bonjour using DNS SRV Records

Running Apple's Lion Server (10.7.3). I am trying to get VPN clients (clients on another subnet) to see the server's Apple File share. I know that Bonjour doesn't route over a VPN or subnet, so I am ...
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Migrate calendar data from Snow Leo server to Lion server

I have a big problem that doesn't seem to be covered by the migration documentation from Apple. I installed a fresh Lion server on a backup MacMini and I started migrating services. Wiki and OD ...
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Enable WebDAV File Sharing in Mac OS X Lion Server

Has anyone been able to turn on the iOS document sharing in OS X Lion Server? I can't connect to the file share using WebDAV.
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Can I map a Mac OS Extended Journaled partition on a Windows PC

I have a shared directory on a Mac Server that I want to map to my Windows 7 PC. It worked fine on the old mac server as the hard drive was formatted as NTFS, but on this new one (which we got ...
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Migrating from Windows Domain (SBS) to Macs (workstations and servers)

So a couple of Mac consultants walked into one of my customers office and convinced the business owner that they could completely swap in Macs across the board for the entire office. Being a Mac ...
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Mac OS X User home drive share via AFP - Allowing Admin group access?

I have recently setup a small Mac-only network that utilise a Mac OS X Server which also shares out the user's auto-mounted home drives (/Users) via AFP. This is all working fine, but one of the ...
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Mac OS X Server: This root certificate is not trusted

I don't know much about certificates but one of them on a Snow Leopard Server just expired and I'm trying to replace it. It was self-signed at "birth" with the Mac mini server it came installed on. I ...
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How to change NFS export allowed IP addresses on Mac OS X Server (Tiger)?

I am running NFS on a Mac OS X Server 10.4. I had originally set up the NFS exports in the GUI, and restricted the IP addresses in the GUI to which it can export. Right now, I only have command-line ...
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Run an ubuntu instance with virtualbox in bash?

I've used VirtualBox on a mac server, to run Ubuntu server instances, and I've liked it. However I have a little bit of difficulty, because VirtualBox seems to be a GUI thing, so I SVN into my mac ...
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Setting up single sign-on between Mac client & OS X Server

I'm not "single sign-on" is the right terminology for what I'm trying to accomplish, so please correct me if I'm wrong. We have a Mac OS X Server and Mac clients. Kerberos and Open Directory are ...
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Install freetype on OSX Server 10.5.8

I'm running a webserver on my Mac Mini (OSX Server 10.5.8) which has GD installed but not with freetype support. Is it possible to install freetype on this machine? I searched the net but couldn't ...
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MacOS X Server Lion with multi-domain mailserver?

Is a Mac OS X Lion Server capable of servicing multiple e-mail domains? We want to get a Mac to use as a standalone mailserver, but the Apple web site doesn't appear to provide an answer.
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SSH connection gives no prompt, unresponsive

I'm ssh'ing from my OSX laptop to an OSX server. It worked a couple of days ago. Now, when I try and connect, no text is output. My session (with -v option) looks like: ~ $ ssh myserver ... ...
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Why isn't Samba authenticating an Open Directory username that arrives in all caps?

I have a Mac OS X 10.6 server that acts as an Open Directory master and allows file sharing from the Open Directory users' home directories. Today, for unknown reasons, it's stopped permitting our ...
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How to use Open Directory login credentials when offline?

When using Active Directory, I can log into a machine while on the network using my AD credentials, then later take that machine offline and still be able to log into it. I'd like to do the same ...
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Unable to authenticate Windows XP clients agains Snow Leopard Server PDC after 10.6.2 upgrade

I have setup a Snow Leopard Server 10.6.1 as a PDC without problems to authenticate Windows XP clients. Joining a Windows XP client to the SLS PDC Domain and log in from a Windows XP client to the SLS ...
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How do you set up a Fossil SCM server on OSX

I'd like to run the Fossil SCM as a service that is called when needed on my Mac Mini Server. How should I go about configuring this?
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How to reinstall Mac OS Leopard server without the original disc

We just received a Mac Xserve (donated!) and now I have to find something to do with it. There are personal files scattered all over and a bunch of services running, so I'd like to just reinstall ...
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Managing preference domains with MCX vs. Profiles

In both Workgroup Manager and Profile Manager, you can drop in arbitrary plist files to be delivered to clients. If an application gets its preferences from MCX will it automatically work with ...
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How to monitor a network device which is on it's own local network attached to a publicly reachable machine

I would like to monitor a network device (a disarray) which is attached to a server with its own local network (10.0.0.x). The server is reachable from another private space (172.16.x.x). I can do ...
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Mac OS X, MySQL Preference Pane doesn't work

I downloaded and installed MySQL 5.1.47 for OS X 10.6 using the DMG archive: mysql-5.1.47-osx10.6-x86_64.dmg I also installed MySQL.prefPane and MySQLStartupItem.pkg. MySQL.prefPane is a Preference ...
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LDAP: error code 49 - Invalid Credentials when connecting jira to Mac OS X Lion Server LDAP

I have the following setup: - LDAP Server from Mac OS X running with default configuration - JIRA Standlone installation I want to: Use LDAP for user authentication for jura username: ...
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Why is there a sites-enabled sometimes, and there isn't in other times?

Why is it that on my mac server, the Apache installed with Macports doesn't have a sites-enabled folder, like my Apache on my Ubuntu server? Are there different Apache distributions for different ...
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Mac Os Server, how to make bind point www.mydomain.com to the same machine bind is installed on?

I want to set my server's IP as DNS and then be able to to make domains like myproject.com, and also www.myproject.com, and *.applications.com point to the same server where I will be hosting these ...
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Route an IP from WAN to a host on LAN on OpenWRT

EDIT: I know how to use NAT, I specifically want the server to be reachable on two IP's, one private, one public, with the firewall of the OpenWRT in between, if feasible. At the office we have ...
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Replicate Active Directory to Mac OS X Server Lion OpenLDAP

Is there anyway to setup OS X Server so it is a replica of my Windows Server AD or do I need to do the "magic triangle" setup? My goal is to allow SSO with my Mac users but would like to take ...
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Windows 7 joining OS X Server domain

We're having trouble getting a new Windows 7 Ultimate machine joined to an OS X domain. I found this Apple KB article discussing the very same issue we're having. Basically, when entering all the ...
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OS X Server script to archive (or empty) a users mailbox every morning

I have a requirement (SpamAssassin 'training') to archive (or delete) two user's (users are junkmail and notjunkmail) inboxes at a given time every day if there is anything in them. Can anyone help ...
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Mac OS X Server 10.6: Change hostname/DNS name of running server

Because DynDNS stopped offering a specific domain name, my customer had to change this. This will end up in changing the server settings at all. Situation: Mac Mini Server with MacOS Server 10.6.8 ...
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Components needed for a VPN

first of all, I asked this question on SuperUser.com, but no one there could help me. Well, we eventually got our Mac Mini Server. We now want to set up a small Remote Access VPN using this Mac Mini ...
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NAS for Mac OS X Server

I'm using Mac OS X Server and want to allow the users that connect to their network accounts to store their data on a NAS drive. I want the users to connect to the Lion server as this allows for ...