Using OS X Open Directory to authenticate Squid Proxy Server

How to get Squid on another machine to authenticate to an Open Directory LDAP server.

While this example shows how to do this with a Red Hat box, the process is pretty much the same for any Unix/Linux.

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Single Sign On for AFP using AD

How to kerberize your OS X Server when using AD for authentication.

I was going to write up my own, but Michael has done a great job of documenting all this and there’s nothing I can add. For what it’s worth I prefer the Unix-centric method halfway down the page.

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Apple Releases Security Update 2004-09-07

Get your update from Software Update or from Apple’s Update page.

A gargantuan boatload of fixes including Safari and Kerberos, so read the link to find out exactly what. This update is for 10.3.4-5 and 10.2.8.

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***WIP*** cyradm Shared Folders syntax

I’ll incorporate this into the other article.

I had a deal of trouble with cyradm after installing it – things simply would not work as I wished (though the install was easy).

I wanted shared folders for employees at my client’s office, but couldn’t seem to hack out a shared folder in Other\ Users/ – then, while digging through the advanced config for Mozilla Thunderbird, I got it…

cyradm -u [usernam] [fqdn]
- here i entered my password as prompted-
localhost>cm Shared\ Folders/Spam
localhost>sam Shared\ Folders/Spam lrswip

(the order of the acl flags seems to matter)

(also, the master "Shared" Folder must be named "Shared\ Folder" – the \ escapes out the space in the name…)

bcirvin/

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Mail Server Shootout – Call for Entries Now Closed

I’ve got a solid list of 10 mail servers, so give me a bit to put together the review…

I’m hoping to put together a fairly lengthy review of mail servers available for OS X Server and I want to make sure I don’t miss any. Read on for what I’m going to compare.

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Learn How to Use Your Xserve RAID Card Before You Get It

Had an Xserve with the RAID card on order since before time began?

As of 10.3.5 you can take a look at man megaraid or at Apple’s RAID card docs and learn how to use it before it comes.

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How to Build a RAID Mirror Without a Re-Format

Ever wished that you had setup your Mac OS X Server with a boot RAID before you installed everything? Afraid that making a RAID mirror now will require you to backup, format, and restore?

Read on to see how to create a RAID mirror without formatting your drive.

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AD/OD Group Synchronization

This script synchronizes AD group membership with OD group membership.

Use this to better manage MCX settings for AD groups. You can download it here.

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Cyrus IMAP Mailbox Recovery

I’ve occasionally encountered IMAP mailboxes that were unreadable and undeletable
using any mail client. In Mac OS X Mail, this usually produces an “Unable to Select” error.

Here’s how to fix the server-side mailbox. At the bottom is a bonus: how to recover the locally cached .imapmbox file from Mail.

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AD-OD Integration Whitepaper – Updated

A detailed overview of how to integrate OS X clients into an Active Directory environment while still retaining the ability to manage the clients with the OS X Server tools.

Now up to version 1.4. Lots of changes including a section on troubleshooting. Grab the AD Integration pdf here.

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