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Securing SSH on Mac OS X by limiting who can log in

by January 23, 2009 » Add the second comment.

This post will describe two different methods for securing SSH that work on both Tiger and Leopard (client or server). These tips can be done as needed on machines that will have ssh enabled, or as part of your deployment image(s). Personally, I make these changes to our images because if a machine is bound […]

 

slapd error in system.log every 10 seconds

by January 6, 2009 » Add more comments.

I had 2 Leopard servers (one with 10.5.5, one with 10.5.6), both displaying the following messages in the system.log every 10 seconds. com.apple.launchd[1] (org.openldap.slapd[283]): Exited with exit code: 1 com.apple.launchd[1] (org.openldap.slapd): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds

 

Browser Market Shifting to Open Source?

by January 4, 2009 » Add the first comment.

News is spreading about the NetApplications report showing IE has dropped below 70% market share with Firefox taking just over 20% and Safari at over 7%. I must not have been paying attention because I was assuming IE still had 80-85%. Looks like we’re well on our way to having Open Source dominate browser usage

 

LANDesk – Adding Apple Warranty Data to Inventory

by November 3, 2008 » Add more comments.

A bash script that will do an online lookup of the Mac’s serial # to determine its’ warranty status, then add that data to custom data for LANDesk.

 

Apple adds RAID card option for Xserves and Mac Pro

by August 8, 2007

It looks like Apple has silently added a hardware RAID option for the Xserve and Mac Pro. They are not the same card but share the same price, $999 ($899 education). The card for the Xserve replaces the built-in SATA/SAS controller so it does not use a PCI Express slot. The Mac Pro card uses […]

 

Cisco Nuking the Linksys Name

by July 27, 2007 » Add the first comment.

It looks like Cisco is going to finally start phasing out the Linksys name which has been a very well known name among US consumers. I got my first Linksys router back around 1998 for about $200. Before those were available, we had to use internet sharing apps such as Viacomsoft Internet Gateway (Mac) or […]

 

OS Images vs. The Santa Rosa MacBook Pro 2.2/2.4Ghz

by July 5, 2007 » Add more comments.

Back on June 5, Apple updated the MacBook Pro to include faster cpu’s, LED-backlit display and a video card upgrade. This MBP came with a newer build of 10.4.9 so of course, our image had to be updated. But by the time these actually started shipping to us, 10.4.10 became available. So I updated our […]