Monthly Archives: September 2007


Football: Georgia vs. Ole' Miss

45-17 is a solid win.  They didn’t look bad though, expect better things from them next year (just hopefully not against us;)

Mac OS X

Mac OS X: Trusted Binding

In Directory Access, click Services and authenticate.  Then select LDAPv3 in the list of services, then click Configure. Net, select the server configuration of interest, then click Edit. Or click on the plus icon and type in the name of the server and click on Bind.  When prompted, enter the name of the computer and the name and password of an LDAP directory domain admin account. Next, click on the OK button bind. 

Mac OS X Server

Kerberos Keys

Kerberos uses keys to transmit information between hosts.  There are  session keys and service keys kept in the keytab file on the KDC.  The KDC (Key Distribution Center) then does out keys as needed.  To see the service keys:

klist -k /etc/krb5.keytab

Active Directory Mac OS X Server Mac Security

What is a Kerberos Realm

A realm is where the kerberos database is stored.  The realm lives on one computer (KDC) and  can have read-only slave servers (kinda’ like a cluster).  Each realm will have a listing in the following files


.k5.FQDN.OF.REALM (secret key) 

kdc.conf (configuration file for the KDC) 

kadm5.acl (access control list for KDC) 

Mac OS X Server

Mac OS X Server: Kerberos Realm Name

Mac OS X Server automatically takes the FQDN for the machine and uses that for the Kerberos realm

Mac OS X Mac OS X Server Mac Security

Download Kerberos

Download it here:

Mac OS X Mac Security

Using SSH to access GUI tools

ssh -X serveraddress gui-tool


Football: Beware the Tide!!!

Overtime?  I thought the Tide’s glory days had left with Bear Bryant.  Nick Saban, whether I hate it or not, is a solid football coach and a good recruiter.  He almost knocked off UGA.  We hung on to win in OT.  But, beware next season.  I thought they weren’t supposed to be good for a year or two…  Look out SEC…  Sucks for Georgia…

Kerio Mac OS X

Kerio and Entourage

Kerio leverages the OWA aspect of Entourage so if you open up OWA on the firewall then Entourage will be able to work over port 80 (or 443).

Mac OS X Mac OS X Server

Mac OS X: Safari Shortcut Keystrokes

I originally posted this at

Some useful shortcuts for Safari users:
Command-N opens a new Window
Command-T opens a new tab
Command-Option-V – views the page source
Command-Up Arrow scrolls to the top of a page
Command-Down Arrow scrolls to the bottom of a page
Spacebar – scrolls down
Command-Shift-+ Zooms in
Command-Shift– Zooms out
Command-W closes the current tab
Command-Q quits Safari
Command-M minimizes Safari
Command-R reloads a page
Command-Shift-H takes you home
Command-Shift-D bookmarks the current page
Command-K enables or disables the pop-up blocker
Command-Option-V views page source
Command-Shift-A autofills forms
Command-Option-F takes you to the Google box
Command-Option-K marks a page
Command-} takes you to the next tab
Command-{ takes you to the previous tab
Command-Option-P returns to a marked page
Command-Shift-N creates a new Bookmarks folder
Command-[ goes to the previous page
Command-] goes to the next page (if there is one)