Tiny Deathstars of Foulness

February 28th, 2005

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February 27th, 2005

Posted In: Mac Security, Ubuntu, Unix

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Did you know that you can add color to your bash prompt. Let’s do a little basic color. Save this into your .bash_profile and then restart your terminal session. Enjoy:

export CLICOLOR=1
export LSCOLORS=ExFxBxDxCxegedabagacad

February 25th, 2005

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Forgot the admin password in Mac OS X? Well, Apple let’s you boot computers into what is known as Single User Mode. To boot a Mac into Single User Mode, boot the machine holding down Command-S. Once the system boots up, you should see a command prompt. Here, run fsck:

fsck -fy

Then mount the file system:

mount -uw /

Then reset the password using the passed command

passwd <username>

For example, if the user is root:

passwd root

When prompted, provide the desired administrative password.

February 22nd, 2005

Posted In: Mac OS X, Mac OS X Server, Mac Security, Mass Deployment

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When you do a dig, nslookup or another kind of DNS lookup you will occasionally get an error of NXDOMAIN. This error indicates that the domain (or record) does not exist. This is the same with zone transfers as it is with standard lookups.

February 21st, 2005

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if [ "foo" = "foo" ]; then
     echo expression evaluated as true
     echo expression evaluated as false

February 20th, 2005

Posted In: Unix

I have signed the contract to write my first book.  Woo-hoo!!!

February 19th, 2005

Posted In: Articles and Books, Mac OS X Server

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AFP548 did a great little article on high availability in Mac OS X environments:

February 18th, 2005

Posted In: Mac OS X Server

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Tthe FTP service uses RFC 931 for user identification, which isn’t supported in Mac OS X (why we’ll move on to other FTP servers in the future). To resolve, add the -I option in the xinetd configuration as you see here:

service ftp
disable = no
instances       = 100
socket_type     = stream
wait            = no
user            = root
server          = /usr/libexec/xftpd
server_args     = -aI
groups          = yes

February 17th, 2005

Posted In: Mac OS X Server

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Best log analyzer ever.  For centralizing and reviewing logs on lots of servers it’s a must have.

February 16th, 2005

Posted In: Mac OS X, Mac OS X Server, Mac Security, Ubuntu, Unix, Windows Server


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