Archive for May, 2005

Repairing Cyrus in 10.3.9

Many people are having sudden problems with Cyrus in 10.3.8, 10.3.9, and 10.4. A corruption of mailboxes.db leaves users unable to access any emails at all.

Read on for how to work around this.

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Putting the Fun into Xsan Fundamentals

Getting all the Xsan pieces straight in your head

When Xsan came out, it was the first time that the average Apple System Administrator had seen a Storage Area Network (SAN), and as a result, there’s a lot of questions about how to best deal the very fundamentals of an Xsan setup. Here we’re hoping to cover a lot of the questions that are being asked, and help you on your way to the healthiest Xsan environment you could get.

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Grokking Darwin ACLs

I have to admit, when I first heard that Apple was adding ACLs to the next version of OS X, I got a pretty nasty lump in my throat and ordered another pint of ale. I was first introduced to ACLs in DFS on AIX and I still have nightmares and flashbacks of files which can’t be deleted by root and will forever remain on the disk until the next newfs. After reading through Apple’s new File Services manual however, I’ve learned to stop fearing and start loving the ACL. Apple’s implementation of ACLs on Darwin is actually very intuitive and makes a whole lot of sense.

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Tiger ACL’s and everyone permissions

Q: Ok there has to be a way to do this… I just upgraded to tiger and I have some sharepoints that many users access. When a user creates a file or folder in the share point it gets the standard 755 umask. I used to be able to get around this by changing the AFP protocol to inherit permissions instead of POSIX behavior. Now the only way to get that functionality in tiger is to disable ACL’s!. When I use NT boxes I can add an “everyone” user into the ACL list. Does this exist in Tiger? Help!

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