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10.8 Mountain Lion Server: File Sharing and FTP
10.8 Mountain Lion Server: File Sharing and FTP

In terms of File Sharing, there is really nothing different from Lion to Mt Lion. There is a bonus for iOS users in EDU in that you can now create a WebDAV “DropBox” for students submitting their assignments. Follow this kbase for setting up DropBox shares and you will soon be able to have students store their assignments on your server. [ Read More... ]

10.8 Mountain Lion Server: DNS
10.8 Mountain Lion Server: DNS

You have just installed Mountain Lion Server, now what!? Going on the assumption you are staring at Server.app right after a clean install, the first thing that needs attention is DNS! [ Read More... ]

Macworld 2012 Recap and Review
Macworld 2012 Recap and Review

Wow, I can honestly say that this year’s Macworld was awesome!  The fans and sponsors were great, but I must give my biased applause towards the speakers and MacIT Advisory Board for their superb job on putting an IT conference together. [ Read More... ]

Configuring IPv6 DNS on Mac OS X Server
Configuring IPv6 DNS on Mac OS X Server

Over the past several months, my company has been dealing with AD/OD integrations with Lion 10.7.2 and the customer’s environment is using “.local”. If you are not familiar with the history between “.local” and Apple computers simply put: they don’t mix. PERIOD. It all stems from Apple OS X Clients using the naming convention of “ComputerName.local” as its address for Bonjour services. When an Active Directory (AD) environment uses something like “company.local”, Lion doesn’t know if you are talking DNS or Bonjour… so it just tries everything, thus giving you delayed authentication (login) against your AD controllers. [ Read More... ]

Working With IPv6 and Mac OS X
Working With IPv6 and Mac OS X

I don’t feel that anyone reading this in 2012 has never heard of IPv6. The easiest way to put it it’s a combinations of HEX values to make a big ugly “thing” that represents your computer. IPv4 was simple; four octets made up of a value from 0-255; thus 192.168.1.111. IPv6 takes this to a new other level. From Wikipedia: [ Read More... ]