Archive for December, 2004

Updated Spam/Virus controls for OS X Server

These instructions have been successfully followed and tested on the following OSXS Versions

10.2.6, 10.2.8, 10.3.0, 10.3.4, 10.3.5, 10.3.6, 10.3.7, 10.4-DEV

With so many Articles out there, it’s hard to find one that contains all of the instructions required to do an install without problems so I have put this together in the hopes that it makes the installation as easy and painless as possible.

This is an updated version of Joel's Article and was used as the starting point for what I hope includes all of the required installation instructions and related information.

Updated 12/20/2004

The use of fink to install modules and libraries has not been considered due the non-canonical locations that software is stored.

These instructions work if they are followed as described, the author warrants no merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose and is not meant to be educational material for those who do not understand the instructions as they are provided.

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LoginHook to fix Mobile User group membership bug.

Having issues with group memberships on mobile accounts?

Read on for one method of solving this.

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Mac OS 10.3.7 Released for Client

I should have known when I typed about the server update that there *must* be a client to match…

Today, along with the previously mentioned Server update, Apple has also updated its client to 10.3.7 on the Client side as well. The update is available from Apple’s Software Update application.

Key features of the 10.3.7 update include:

– Enhancements to TextEdit, allowing certain RTF files to be read.

– Resolution to an issue in Safari, Mail, and other applications that use DNS lookups, which caused connectivity issues.

– Numerous performance gains in World of Warcraft.

– Improvements for compatibility with Pacific Tech’s Graphing Calculator 3.5

Read up on all the goodies here:

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Mac OS X Server 10.3.7 Released

Apple has updated its Server to version 10.3.7 today and it is currently available via Software Update. The update weighs in at 30MB.

Of note, covered by the update include a fix for the AFP issue dealing with long file names. Also included are improvements to Rendezvous registration, OpenGL and graphic drivers, as well as improved compatibility for third party applications and devices. As usual, all previous standalone security updates are included in this update.

For more info:

(note: the link wasn’t up at the time of this posting, but it is listed in the Software Update details.)

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Squid Server using LDAP authentication

Add more control to your Squid proxy server by adding LDAP authentication

Using plugable authentication modules and Open Directory you can easily limit who is able to surf the web.

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Boot problems might be permissions problems

An Apple may not be the only logo you may see when you boot.

For those times when Disk Warrior doesn’t fix it…

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Disk Quota Reporting with PHP

I’ve had a few issues with disk quotas recently on my OS X Server file servers, and I needed to come up with a way for my student assistants to be able to view disk quota values for my staff so that they could easily tell who was over or approaching their quota.

Read on for a way to monitor disk quotas in a web browser…

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OpenXchange on OS X Server

We (Labo Linux team and Labo Apple team) are pleased to announced documentation and an installer for Open-Xchange (pre-compiled) on Mac OS X Server.

It is available in french and english trough these URL :
English :

English tutorial

French :
Documentation Fran├žaise

Let us know any bug if you find any.

Hope it will help people.

Matthieu DUCROS

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