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Short answer: make sure the new DNS server has (or can quickly resolve) both forward (name -> IP) and reverse (IP -> name) entries for the Mac server. Long answer: OS X Server tends to like to look itself up via DNS, even for things you wouldn't expect DNS to be involved in at all. (I think it's a side effect of checking its own hostname via a reverse ...


Killing the Window server will take all it's child processes with it. If you can log in as the user via SSH then you can use: $ alias maclogout="osascript -e 'tell application \"System Events\" to log out' " $ (sleep 1; maclogout) & Expect to wait almost two minutes before the login window appears. In my testing the logout dialog wouldn't appear ...


The following command with nmap with root privilegies (or using sudo): sudo nmap -sP | awk '/Nmap scan report for/{printf $5;}/MAC Address:/{print " => "$3;}' | sort results in: => 00:50:56:AF:56:FB => 00:26:73:78:51:42 server1.company.internal.local => 3C:D9:2B:70:BC:99 ...


Mac OSX has Active Directory support. Here's a best practices document from Apple. You should be able to use Active Directory to provide both logins and file shares.

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