Questions regarding Apple Mac Server editions of OS X.

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Mac OS X server daemon cannot connect to WindowServer

I am running the built-in Apache Tomcat 6.0 under Mac OS X Server 10.6.6. Tomcat runs Hudson and Hudson runs a script which needs to connect to the local WindowServer process. This does not seem to be ...
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Dynamically translate posixGroup to groupOfNames in slapd (Apple Open Directory)

I'm setting up an application to authenticate to Open Directory using LDAP. Open Directory stores groups in RFC 2307 posixGroups format, like this: cn: mygroup objectClass: top objectClass: ...
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How can I specify which IP address is used for outbound traffic in OS X Lion Server with multiple WAN IPs?

I have a Mac Mini Server running OS X 10.7.4 (Lion). I am using the ethernet port for the LAN and I have a USB->Ethernet adapter for the WAN. I have assigned two external IPs to the USB->Ethernet ...
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Listing group members using ldapsearch

Our corporate LDAP directory is housed on a Snow Leopard Server Open Directory setup. I'm trying to use the ldapsearch tool to export an .ldif file to import into another external LDAP server to ...
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Joining an OS X 10.7 client to a 10.x Server on the command line

I have a Mac server that I can join clients to using System Preferences -> Users and Groups -> Login Options -> Network Account Server. However, I'd like to do this remotely without having to touch ...
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Monitoring memory (sharedm buffered, cached) for Xserve

I am trying to monitor detailed memory useage over time for MacOSX /Xserver. NetSNMP version 5.4.2.1 on MacOS 10.6 does not report the following mibs oid=".1.3.6.1.4.1.2021.4.11" ...
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Migrating from OS X Server 10.6.6 to 10.7 (Lion) - any worries?

I use the built-in server features of OS X Snow Leopard Server to run a local copy of Apache, MySQL, PHP, and Perl. I develop against these so it is very important to me that they stay available after ...
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osx fstab mounting windows share with wrong osx user

My fstab on the osx server is as follows: 192.168.9.99:/TST /Users/HMTS01/BACKUP cifs automated,username=TEST,password=TEST,uid=hmts01,gid=staff,file_mode=0700,dir_mode=0700 0 0 The windows share ...
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How to rebuild/restart kerberos server on Mac 10.6.5 Server

I had DNS trouble which was causing delays for Open Directory users logging in from the GUI on their macs. I've fixed the DNS problems and the delay still remains. Is there a way to restart, or ...
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Default localhost on mac lion moving slowly

When developing on my mac the default localhost server runs very slowly compared to the mamp server. I ran nmap on the both servers and got back a significant difference. Unfortunately, this is out ...
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Mac OS X Server on AWS EC2

I'm thinking of making a dynamic HTTP Live streaming server, and I'm going to need a lot of CPU power that can transcode and segment the files on demand, so naturally I thought of EC2. I've been ...
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ELOM/ILOM equivalent in Apple servers

Is there a similar solution for low level server management in firmware for hardware like Mac Mini Server? If no, what is the best way to ensure remote management even with serious issues like not ...
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Unable to remove users in Workgroup Manager, they just keep coming back!

When I try to remove a user in the Workgroup Manager on OS X Server 10.6.2, it looks as though the user is removed correctly at first. But when refreshing, the user pops right back into view without ...
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OSX lion server, software update service can't connect to apple

I have a somewhat unique lion server setup, but it's experiencing a couple issues. The main goal is to provide a transparent update server for computers on the network, but to allow them to default ...
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Why can't I use SSL certs imported via Server Admin in a custom Apache install?

I've got a couple of Mac OS X 10.6.8 Server web servers that run a custom AMP255 (Apache 2.x, MySQL 5.x, and PHP 5.x) stack installed using MacPorts. We've got a lot of Mac OS X Server servers and ...
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Why is user asked to choose their workgroup?

We running Mac OS X Server 10.5.8 with Mac OS X 10.5.8 clients. Students use network logins to, well, log in. I've been asked to deny internet access to a specific user. I was told that a good way ...
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Apache on Lion Server with two IP addresses

I'm trying to run Apache and nginx on the same machine, on different IP addresses. It's a Mac Mini with one ethernet card. I configured two eth network devices. I tried to change the apache ...
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Remove MySQL (from Apple) on OS X Server Lion

I have a Lion Server (upgraded from a Snow Leopard Server), which still has the Apple provided MySQL 5.0 server [mysql Ver 14.12 Distrib 5.0.92, for apple-darwin10.0 (i386)]. Without out rebuilding ...
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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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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 ...