OS X

This post covers OS X Bonjour naming guidelines including overview of tools for retrieving and setting the Bonjour Name on OS X, allowed characters, maximum length, and issues with using tools like scutil, systemsetup, and network setup with setting name....

"Dobroye! Dobroye!" - Jacob Bradshaw. Jacob Bradshaw recently passed away on Thursday, March 17, 2016 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was hilarious, kind, thoughtful, and generous to everyone he knew and his laugh was contagious! Jacob started at the University of Utah in September of 2010. He instantly became an integral part of the Marriott Library's...

Overview Firmware Password Manager (FWPM) is my approach to the problem of managing firmware passwords on Apple computers. When I began this project there were no solutions, besides setting the password and never changing it. FWPM allows you to update your firmware passwords quickly and easily. It was originally written as a shell script, but it...

Overview In this post we will be talking about file descriptors and increasing limit descriptors in OS X Yosemite. File descriptors are limited by the OS. This causes some applications and services to return errors. By increasing the limit of file descriptors we can reduce the amount of "too many files open" error. What are File Descriptors? A file descriptor...

Update Since this post was first written, I've discovered some people use Anaconda Python. After investigating, it looks like Anaconda is a much simpler solution. To deploy it, I installed both Anaconda 2 and 3 to [crayon-5a1570d2db344632692750-i/] , and then modified the [crayon-5a1570d2db34c226238486-i/]  and [crayon-5a1570d2db350045610794-i/]  files accordingly (as shown further down in the article). Overview This post walks you...

Overview The 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...

Overview On 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...

Overview This 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...