Essential Mac OS X Panther Server Administration

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From the command line to Apple's graphical tools, this book uses a thorough, fundamental approach that leads readers to mastery of every aspect of the server. Full of much-needed insight, clear explanations, troubleshooting tips, and security information in every chapter, ...

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Essential Mac OS X Panther Server Administration: Integrating Mac OS X Server into Heterogeneous Networks

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Overview

From the command line to Apple's graphical tools, this book uses a thorough, fundamental approach that leads readers to mastery of every aspect of the server. Full of much-needed insight, clear explanations, troubleshooting tips, and security information in every chapter, the book shows system administrators how to utilize the software's capabilities and features for their individual needs. Some of the topics covered in detail include:

  • Installation
  • Deployment
  • Server management
  • Directory services
  • Web application services
  • System interaction
  • Data gathering
  • Stress planning
This comprehensive guide also takes the time to carefully highlight and analyze the differences between Mac OS X and the other server platforms.Whether you're a seasoned Unix or Windows administrator or a long-time Mac professional, Essential Mac OS X Panther Server Administration provides you with the depth you're seeking to maximize the potential of your Mac OS X Panther Server.
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A meticulously written and detailed volume on OS X Server administration. This is not a book for the beginner: if you're an IT professional with an OS X Server deployment and want to gain a thorough understanding and appreciation of integrating Panther Server into your particular environment then this book will fully meet your expectations. Bartosh and Fass present a complete exploration of OS X Server software and services and client considerations between the covers of a volume essential to any systems administrator responsible for a cross-platform network.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596006358
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/28/2005
  • Edition description: 1st Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 848
  • Product dimensions: 7.08 (w) x 9.44 (h) x 1.51 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Bartosh is a consultant and trainer specializing in Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server in the context of cross platform directory services and server infrastructures. A frequent speaker at technical conferences, Michael focuses on solutions that minimize impact on existing infrastructures. Originating from Texas, he resides in downtown Denver, CO with his wife, Amber.

Ryan Faas first used a Mac as part of a high school journalism class. At that time never expected to be able to do more than type an occasional story into MacWrite. As such, he is still occasionally surprised to realize that he spent nearly five years as the Mac Hardware Guide/Editor for About.com, co-authored "Troubleshooting, Maintaining and Repairing Macs" (2000 Osborne/McGraw-Hill), and is currently a Mac columnist for Computerworld. When he's not writing about Macs, Ryan is usually busy working as a systems administrator for a human services organization, working on consulting jobs to design or redesign Mac and cross-platform networks and train various groups of IT professionals in the care and feeding of all things Macintosh. All of which would also have very much surprised the high school student he was when he first sat down in front of a Mac IIci. Life experiences that would have been less surprising to Ryan when he was that high school student include being a local government correspondent for the Empire News Exchange, writing social commentary articles published in various forms in both the US and UK, teaching graphic design and technology at the college/vocational school level, and helping to found a communications and technology consulting company in upstate NY.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Part I: Server Installation and Management

Chapter 1: Designing Your Server Environment

Chapter 2: Installing and Configuring Mac OS X Server

Chapter 3: Server Management Tools

Chapter 4: System Administration

Chapter 5: Troubleshooting

Part II: Directory Services

Chapter 6: Open Directory Server

Chapter 7: Identification and Authorization in Open Directory Server

Chapter 8: Authentication in Open Directory Server

Chapter 9: Replication in Open Directory Server

Part III: IP Services

Chapter 10: xinetd

Chapter 11: DNS

Chapter 12: DHCP

Chapter 13: NAT

Part IV: File Services

Chapter 14: File Services Overview

Chapter 15: Apple Filing Protocol

Chapter 16: Windows File Services

Chapter 17: FTP

Chapter 18: Network File System

Chapter 19: Print Services

Part V: Security Services

Chapter 20: The Mac OS X Server Firewall

Chapter 21: Virtual Private Networks

Part VI: Internet Services

Chapter 22: Mail Services

Chapter 23: Web Services

Chapter 24: Application Servers

Part VII: Client Management

Chapter 25: Managing Preferences for Mac OS X Clients

Chapter 26: Managing Classic Mac OS Workstations Using Mac Manager

Chapter 27: Managing Windows Clients Using Mac OS X Server

Chapter 28: Workstation Deployment and Maintenance

Chapter 29: Apple Remote Desktop

Introduction to Directory Services

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2005

    overstated claim

    If you're already facile in unix, much of this book will seem like an old friend. OS X is a fully fledged unix variant, on a par with those from Sun and IBM. Hence, when the book talks about the filesystem, utilities and command line usage, much of this is standard unix. The book claims that there is one distinctive feature about OS X. A lot of it is open source linux. So what, you might ask? Isn't all of linux open source? Yes, but the book says that this is the first commercial operating system from a major computer company that is open source. (From the text, I cannot discern if this is just the author's opinion or if it comes from Apple.) However, that is overstated. For several years, IBM has been in a massive push to standardise on linux. Two years ago, before Panther came out, you could have used an AIX box that was already heavily linux open source. Maybe, Panther is more open source than AIX, but it's scarcely the first commercial operating system to do so.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2005

    The Definitive OS X Server Book

    Venturing into topics where most books fear to tread, Essential Mac OS X Panther Server Administration is a must have for anyone who's using Mac OS X Server in their environment. With such a limited amount of books covering the platform, its reassuring to see such an in- depth guide through the various facets of the diverse server system. I highly recommend this book to anyone who uses this platform or is considering it in the future.

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