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From Computer Labs to BYOD It's an undeniable trend, more and more students are relying on their own personal devices for their computing needs. Students are still using computer labs however. One of the major reasons being that computer labs can deliver software like: Logic Pro X, Final Cut Pro X, and other high-end specialized software...

General Overview jamfHelper is a nifty little utility included with Jamf's Casper Suite that can be used to display information, get user input, or even trigger custom events all from the command line or your own custom scripts. There are a number of useful options that can be used to customize the look, feel and functionality of the jamfHelper window. From...

Overview System Integrity Protection or "SIP" is a new security measure implemented in 10.11 "El Capitan". SIP protects access to system locations and restricting runtime attachment to system processes, this security policy guards against compromise — whether accidental or by malicious code. SIP protects file system locations that we are managing with our current client management system...

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....

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...

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 This is a OS X GNU Bash Installer for OS X 10.5 to OS X 10.10 that addresses the Bash vulnerability, also know as Shellshock. Since Apple has released security updates for OS X Lion (version 10.7), OS X Mountain Lion (version 10.8) and OS X Mavericks (version 10.9) and newer OS X operating systems...

Overview Shellshock, also known as Bashdoor, is a family of security bugs in the widely used Unix Bash shell, the first of which was disclosed on September 24th, 2014. Many Internet-facing services, such as some web server deployments, use Bash to process certain requests, allowing an attacker to cause vulnerable versions of Bash to execute arbitrary...

For years we've been using the old C program SetDisplay (the code can be seen here, as modified by one of our previous teammates). However we've recently been trying to move everything to Python, and to continue that effort I've set about porting the C code to Python. While we may lose some performance, we...