Category Archives: OS X Server

Exploring web apps in Lion Server

There is some new glue in Lion Server to help manage infrastructure sharing between services, mostly targeted at web-related services referred to as web apps. This post aims to shed a bit of light on the ‘web apps’ layer to … Continue reading

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The Server Solution

Following Apple’s announcement of the XServe’s cancellation yesterday, there has been an expected amount of chatter revolving around Apple’s server-oriented efforts in general, and also specifically about Apple’s software and hardware offerings. As somebody who has lived and worked in … Continue reading

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VMWare Fusion 3.1 is way faster

Check this out. I ran the ‘openssl speed’ benchmark in Ubunto Desktop 10.0.4 in Fusion 3.0.2 and again in 3.1. The difference is pretty impressive. Link Summaryhttp://dreness.com/bits/tech/openssl-speed-fusion-3.0.2.txthttp://dreness.com/bits/tech/openssl-speed-fusion-3.1.txt

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Of logs and non-boot volumes

It’s a beautiful Sunday morning, and as you wait for the coffee to start working, you figure it’s probably about time that you started on those benchmark results that have to be done by Monday. You’re sitting there thinking “MAN … Continue reading

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LDAP client: local static and variable mappings

I was recently discussing Mac OS X / Active Directory integration with a friend, and one of the things I mentioned was the local static / variable mappings feature of the Mac OS X LDAPv3 plugin. After some fairly extensive … Continue reading

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get notified!

Mac OS X makes extensive use of a variety of event notification mechanisms, as described here. One such mechanism is documented in the notify(3) man pages, and it is these types of libnotify notifications that are the focus of this … Continue reading

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Hacking Time Machine

It’s “hack some shit up” Friday. Everybody ready? Have a Time Capsule or Mac OS X Server configured to provide network time machine backups? Of course you do! Let’s examine the client / server interaction. The Time Machine preference pane … Continue reading

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Applied Kerberos troubleshooting

The following is an IRC transcript taken from #afp548, irc.freenode.net. It chronicles the troubleshooting process of a fairly well-hidden edge case of Kerberos configuration in Mac OS X Server. pastebin.ca was used to relay larger hunks of textual information; I’ve … Continue reading

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Tiger Server servermgrd library for Python

motivation I finally found a reason to write some Python. Being something of a monitoring and data junkie, I’ve had a fair amount of experience with snmp, data mining scripts, etc. After writing this post to the server list, I … Continue reading

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DNS Zone File record generation script

In wrote the following as part of my response to this. #!/usr/bin/perl -w use strict; # Place the first three octets here. my $AddressPrefix = “10.0.1”; # Define the range of numbers, inclusive. my $range = “2 .. 10”; # … Continue reading

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