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Is this considered bad? I thought one of the advantages of using /usr/local/ for your installs was that you don't need sudo. But clearly we do. Homebrew, by default, sets itself up for single-user access to /usr/local. So you need to open up the permissions on the directory tree for it to be administered by more than one person. People don't need to ...


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Apple KB article HT3930 explains how to configure SSL for servermgrd, the Server Admin web interface. It applies to Mac OS X Server 10.6 so until Apple updates this article part of the steps are confusing / obsolete. Luckily, on Mountain Lion Server (10.8) servermgrd's certificate is stored in the same location as on Mac OS X Server Snow Leopard: in the ...


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There's two parts to your question, one part is easy to answer: yes, you can get a remote, graphical session on your server without the server having to have a keyboard or mouse attached to it. This part of your question troubles me: before buying the software What software are you buying? Everything you need to remotely control your Lion server is ...


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9 To Mac states this clearly: To download OS X Server, developers should access the iOS or Mac developer portal to retrieve an App Store redemption code. If you have iOS development program go to: https://developer.apple.com/devcenter/ios/index.action Scroll down Click Get download code Redeem the code Download your free version of OS X Server 3.0.3 ...


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There is a way to do this, but it involves fiddling with DNS to make a 'transparent' software update server. When clients are on your network, their requests to "Apple's" SWU servers go to yours, without any modification of client settings, it truly is transparent. Check this article out. It's a little old, but this is the general idea that you want to be ...


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You can daisy chain up to 6 Thunderbolt devices from a single port, so you can connect the display via an adapter to that without any problems.


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According to the Apple Web site: Lion Server To administer Lion Server, use Server app and the Server Admin Tools 10.7 on OS X Lion. The Server Admin Tools 10.7 are are available from Apple Support Downloads. To administer Lion Server from a client with a different version of OS X, connect to the server using Screen Sharing or Apple Remote ...


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From a few minutes of searching, it looks like Ubuntu 11.04 would be a good fit and match most of your requests, and what you were looking to use as well. 64bit would be needed to reach more than 4GB of RAM. And there is a 64 bit version, although (to me) confusingly named AMD64. This would be the version you need. There are also Magic Trackpad drivers ...


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Your best defence is always to turn off unnecessary services. If you're not using remote desktop: turn it off. If you're not using the HTTP or FTP servers: turn them off. Fewer services running, fewer points of entry for possibly intruders to exploit. Aside from locking it down, there are some free and open source products that are OS X friendly you can ...


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The following links will be helpful in getting you started with OS X Lion Server. Without knowing exactly what your client setup is, I simply provided general information in regards to OS X Lion Server. Hopefully it is organized in a fashion that is beneficial to you. Standard Server documentation Lion Server Lion Server Support (Nearly everything needed ...


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You can use Workgroup Manager and OS X's managed preferences (MCX) to restrict access to the Restart and Shut Down commands in the Finder: ..then use the Accounts prefpane to show or hide the Restart, Sleep, and Shut Down buttons at the loginwindow:


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You can do this with the OS X Server app. Open Server.app. Go to the Websites service. Double-click your server website in the list. Click Edit… for Index Files. Delete /xcode/ from the list. Click OK on both boxes and wait for the service to update. Then Xcode will only be accessible from host.name.tld/xcode


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So I decided to research "Apache" without specifying "OS X" in my research. I found that you can change the listen port in a conf file $ mdfind httpd-ssl.conf # Found # /private/etc/apache2/extra/httpd-ssl.conf $ cd /private/etc/apache2.extra $ sudo nano httpd-ssl.conf # ctrl + w # 443 # Change Listen 443 to Listen 4444 # ctrl + ...


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Comparison of Mac Mini and Mac Mini Server (as of mid 2011) Processor: Server: Quad core i7 Mac Mini: Dual core i5 The base model of the Mac Mini does not support AES-NI which is recommended when using FileVault 2. Graphics: Server edition and Mac Mini base model: integrated HD Graphics 3000 High end Mac Mini: dedicated graphics, AMD Radeon HD ...


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This is a very common setup. In general, never use .private and .local since you end up (eventually) in a world of hurt and doing it "right" isn't that hard. Basically, you will tell the world that your mail server resides on the public IP address (or set up it's own real routable internet IP address and have the Proxy/Firewall forward traffic to the ...


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To directly answer the question posed. I have another script that emails me, again, around midnight, if anyone successfully logs in via ssh. #!/usr/bin/env bash mm=`date +%b` dd=`date $1 +%d` dd=`expr $dd` if [ "$dd" -ge "10" ] then dt=`echo "$mm $dd"` else dt=`echo "$mm $dd"` fi cat /var/log/secure.log | grep -E '(Accepted|SUCCEEDED)'| ...


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I think you're on the right track with iosnoop - but perhaps fs_usage will get to the nub of which specific files are being accessed. Start with sudo fs_usage -w and you can grep for things or perhaps find a stable PID to filter on. If the processes are coming and going too rapidly to track, you might need to fire up instruments or dump the launchd database ...


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I was able to locate the source for these pages. The comments on this question by ioi's were leading in the right direction. The root directory for the app is /usr/share/devicemgr/. The portal is actually a Ruby on Rails app, so there is no direct HTML to edit. However, there are CSS files that can be edited to fit your needs. The CSS files relating to ...


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Ok, I found my error. The sent messages folder is into the same directory of the inbox, under /Library/Server/Mail/Data/..., but it's hidden From Finder and ls as it is named with a . To start the folder name - .../.Sent Messages. My mistake was to copy the contents of the backup folder to the newly created folder without checking the presence of hidden ...


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You can harden ssh and install denyhosts, sshguard, and Snort, Barnyard, Base and Swatch. See these links for details: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3565475 https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4473229?tstart=0 Turn off root and password logins: vi /etc/sshd_config PermitRootLogin no PasswordAuthentication no ChallengeResponseAuthenticatio no ...


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You have to decide what you want in terms of storage, performance and OS since there is no option to have 2x1TB drives in the $799 model and there's no option to have a 1TB Fusion Drive in the $999 model. Essentially, you're paying $200 more to get OS X Server and for the ability to have a second hard drive (doing it yourself is an option if you can follow ...


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About the only reason to buy Remote Desktop is if you want to monitor several machines at once - such as a score of servers or employees' workflows. For that it's great, but for straight occasional access, the built in screen sharing is enough.


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The question is a bit vague, but having generally considered this idea myself here are some equally vague thoughts... Disk Capacity With a NAS you're (generally) limited to N drives, where N is the number of bays. So a 4-bay NAS will never go beyond 4 physical drives (There may be some NASes that allow external drives, I don't know of any though). Your ...


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You can enable homebrew permissions for more than one user via the admin group, or via any other user group. Here is a slightly expanded recipe to configure this: The group needs to administer the local homebrew install directory. So assign /usr/local to admin group (or your preferred group) and enable group write permissions: chgrp -R admin /usr/local ...


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You may be able to find more information regarding OS X Server migration and upgrade errors in the file:/Library/Logs/ServerSetup.log


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It means the number of alerts you have. There are several things that can prompt it to show alerts in Server.app, such as software updates available for the server, a volume unplugged unexpectedly, etc.


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Via this Apple kbase article: You can specify advanced configuration settings for the Caching service with the command line or by editing /Library/Server/Caching/Config/Config.plist. Interface | Listen on all interfaces | The BSD name of a network interface to be used by the Caching service. Setting values for a key To set a key with a ...


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All Airs can use an USB to ethernet adapter and the newer ones like yours use a Thunderbolt to ethernet adapter to satisfy the initial criteria of the setup tool. My advice is to make your wired connection available whenever caching is turned on since in my limited testing so far, caching just won't play with wireless connections. Caching used to work over ...


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Summary: The simple way to configure a client to point to your Software Update server is using the following Terminal command on your client: sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.SoftwareUpdate CatalogURL http://su.domain_name.com:8088/index.sucatalog Replace su.domain_name.com with your server's fully qualified domain name as specified in ...


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AFAICS local accounts on the server belong to it



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