Author: Richard Glaser

OverviewA firewall is a hardware or software network security device that sits at the juncture between two networks to control what information is allowed to pass between those networks. Usually, the two networks are an organization's internal network and the Internet. A firewall's primary role in information security is to protect computers on the internal...

We have run into an issue with using an hostname alias with the Messages service on OS X Server requiring the configuration to be modified after every OS X Server application update. You can modify the "sm.xml" file and add you server alias to resolve the issue. This blog post outlines the process....

February, 17th 2016 - University of Utah, Mac Managers MeetingThe University of Utah, Mac Managers Meeting is held monthly at the Marriott Library @ 1 PM Mountain Time. Presentations cover Apple technology and integration in a heterogeneous university enterprise environment. Lunch is provided to the meeting, and we provide live broadcasts and archive of the presentations.If...

February, 17th 2016 - University of Utah, Mac Managers MeetingThe University of Utah, Mac Managers Meeting is held monthly at the Marriott Library @ 1 PM Mountain Time. Presentations cover Apple technology and integration in a heterogeneous university enterprise environment. Lunch is provided to the meeting, and we provide live broadcasts and archive of the presentations.If...

There is an issue with the SASL authentication mechanism configuration with OS X Server application version 3.0.3 and might happen in later versions. A workaround is stopping jabber, editing the c2s.xml file, and starting the jabber used with the Messages service. This post covers the workaround in detail....

January, 20th 2016 - University of Utah, Mac Managers MeetingThe University of Utah, Mac Managers Meeting is held monthly at the Marriott Library @ 1 PM Mountain Time. Presentations cover Apple technology and integration in a heterogeneous university enterprise environment. Lunch is provided to the meeting, and we provide live broadcasts and archive of the presentations.If...

OverviewThe JAMF Distribution Server (JDS) is a distribution point that is managed by the JAMF Software Server (JSS), similar to a computer or mobile device. A JDS is a completely separate server that you install on OS X Server (10.6 or greater) or Linux. It can be used to host packages, in-house apps, and in-house...

OverviewOn our JAMF Software Server (JSS) we noticed and error occurring during scheduled JSS database backup using the JSS Database Utility. The bug is in the implementation of the MySQL binary running on OS X, and isn't seen on other platforms like Windows or other Unix servers. The Symptoms include, under heavy work loads...

OverviewThis post covers setting the path variable for MySQL on a JAMF Software Server running OS X 10.10.x Server & MySQL 5.6.x. The path for a user in OS X is a set of locations in the file system whereby the user can use certain applications, commands and programs without the need to specify the...

December, 16th 2015 - University of Utah, Mac Managers MeetingThe University of Utah, Mac Managers Meeting is held monthly at the Marriott Library @ 1 PM Mountain Time. Presentations cover Apple technology and integration in a heterogeneous university enterprise environment. Lunch is provided to the meeting, and we provide live broadcasts and archive of the...