Questions regarding Apple Mac Server editions of OS X.

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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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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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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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Windows XP cannot execute binary file on Network Share

I'm having a Network Share provided by a Mac OS X Lion Server on a recent Mac Mini Server (CIFS / SMB); mounting the share in Windows (XP) is no problem, reading and writing neither. But when ever I ...
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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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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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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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Any Linux distro which is supported on EFI enabled XServe

I am looking into installing Linux on a test XServe machine and see how it goes overall. We have our entire infrastructure on OSX and would like to move to Linux servers. Is there any distribution ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Using OSX home directories from linux

I'm running an OSX (Snow Leopard) Server with OpenDirectory, which is nothing else than a modified OpenLDAP with some Apple-specific schemas. However, I want to reuse this directory on some of my ...
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Modifying OSX Server 10.5's DNS from the command-line

I'm trying to figure out how to add records to my server's DNS from the command-line. I've investigated the 'serveradmin' tool, plus 'scutil', but neither appear to give me access to modify the DNS ...
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copy on OSX server preserving posix & acl

I am looking to move my fileserver from one xserve to a new one. Both are bound to the same open directory master. I am having trouble copying and preserving all of the posix and acl permissions. I ...
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OS X Lion Server not able to set Open Directory user account to store home directory on server

I'm setting up a new Mac Mini server for a client that came with Lion Server. The Mac Mini will act as an Open Directory server and will store each Mac user in the office's home directory on it. It's ...
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Connecting FreeNAS 8 to Mac OS X Lion LDAP Server

I currently have Mac OS X Lion Server running from a MacMini and want to use it purely as an LDAP server for authentication for FreeNAS 8. I have FreeNAS setup and running on a VM, all features ...
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How do I increase the size of file descriptors on mac

I am getting an error from squid WARNING! Your cache is running out of filedescriptors What should i do in my mac to prevent this error?
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mysql variable resets after exit

The web interface for accounting / time tracking software (Clients and Profits X) requires a open connection to its mysql database. Right now the web interface is not used on a regular basis and this ...
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OSX SL Server CalDav/DirectoryServices Authentication Error

I have a OSX SL Server (Version 10.6.8) that has been in production with about 40 users for approximately a year now. Since day one I have had problems where occasionally a users iCal client throws ...
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How to avoid maximum Workgroup Manager connections in Mac OS X Server 10.6

Is there a limit on the Mac OS X Server (10.6) Workgroup Manager in respect to concurrent connections to a server? I have an OS X server up and running and Open Directory configured but I am not able ...
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Is the Xgrid Controller still a 32-bit process?

So Lion generally represented a pretty serious move toward 64-bit systems for Mac OS X. But while I was poking around the Lion Server: Advanced Administration guidelines here: ...
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small company > Virtualization/server vs laptops vs desktops

We are a rapidly growing startup in our 3rd financial year. As we are expanding our resources (read team members) we feel the need to decide what is best We are about 5-6 people expanding to 10-15 ...
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login based forward proxy control for mac os x 10.6?

Can I do user/login based forward proxy (for website blocking) in Mac OS X server 10.6, or know of a solution that will integrate with the Open Directory of OSX?
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Windows 7 + OSX 10.7 Server: all files created by Windows users have permissions -rwx------

Here's my setup: I have one Mac Mini Server running OSX 10.7 Server set up as my network's primary file server. (I just finished installing it yesterday afternoon.) It shares files to 10 or so ...
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Can OS X Lion Server users be authenticated to an external LDAP server and also have access to Profile Manager?

I am researching whether the Profile Manager included in Apple's Lion Server edition is a viable option to use to manage iOS devices OTA in our organization. While going through the documentation for ...
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Advice on web directory structure for Mac OS X 10.6 Server

I'm looking for suggestions on directory structures on where to put the web root on a Mac OS X 10.6 server. Got about 10 sites, most using Wordpress. Is just making a root folder on the drive fine? ...
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Problems with virtual eth interfaces on an Mac 10.6 OD Master

I've been trying to setup multiple virtual interfaces (virtual ethernet ports) on a 10.6.8 OS X Server - this server is our Open Directory master. I want to set up additional IPs on the server because ...
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Why is this Python process running on my Mac OS X Server?

Any way to see what started this process and why? $ ps -e PID TTY TIME CMD ... 41 ?? 0:00.55 /System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.5/Resources/Python.
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Problems viewing domain.com from local LAN in split-horizon 10.6 OS X Server

Having a weird DNS issue. I've had a split-horizon system on my 10.6 OS X Server setup for sometime; this server runs Open Directory and hosts our website. But recently, seemingly after the 10.6.8 ...
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OSX Lion Server + XSan + Direct-Attached Storage

So my company is looking to switch to a DAS San storage system for our internal fileshare. I'm wondering if there are any great tutorials detailing how to set this up and what kind of equipment I'll ...
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How to make Hudson write to remote disk?

I have a problem writing to a remote disk using Hudson. When I write in it manually, it works. The two computers implied: one is on Windows XP and the other is a Mac mini server. The disk that needs ...
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Difficulties setting up OD replica on Lion server

I am attempting to set up an Open Directory replica server in Mac OS X Lion server 10.7.1 I have the master set up and working (as far as I can tell) fine. When I go to the second machine and attempt ...
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What is the difference between using ipfw and hosts.deny in terms of security?

I'm in the middle of securing an OSX server that is the target of hundreds of automated requests per second from Chinese, Russian and US servers (see: Recovering a server from being an open relay). ...
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Cannot authenticate to 10.6 server

I have an OS X 10.6. server that I have created 400 users accounts on. It is configured as an Open Directory Master - Home Accounts were created with LDAP and can I see the Home Accounts on the share ...
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Recovering a server from being an open relay

One of our Mac Pro machines running Apache was inadvertently acting as a forward proxy with a public IP, after some organisation proxy rules changed. Consequently it was discovered by spammers and ...
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Mac address filtering radius server

I would like to use the radius server on mac os x server (10.6.8) to allow users to access wireless. However the restriction i would like to use is Mac address filtering. Is this possible? how can i ...
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Terminal script for Apple Remote Desktop to find disk space

I've ran into a small dilemma. I'm am attempting to get out developers all using the same features and functions, and to pretty much manage our networks in specific ways. I had NewGuy ask me if I ...
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Trouble running a virtual machine in the background on osx server

On a computer running OSX (snow leopard server) with VMWare Fusion installed I'm trying to start a VM via SSH without being directly logged in to the GUI. Based on looking around I figured the ...
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Mac OSX Snow Leopard FTP

So here is the issue. A client of mine is using Mac OSX Snow Leopard as his web server. He has multiple clients, and sites, etc. He also has multiple designers who access the system. He has a user ...