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MAC OS X Server 10.3 Panther: Visual QuickPro Guide

Book Description

As the first server platform to let Mac, Unix, and Linux users share files and printers out of the box, Mac OS X Server promises to revolutionize the world of network administration (or at least make it a whole lot easier). Here to make sure you don't get left behind is Mac OS X Server: Visual QuickPro Guide. In this task-based guide, veteran Mac expert Schoun Regan shows you how to manage local networks, navigate the Unix file system permission architecture, and administer Internet and Web services. You'll also explore the ins and outs of IP-based file sharing and printing services and learn about all that's new in the latest of Apple's big cats, Panther Server: improved setup, management, and monitoring capabilities; enhanced Windows integration; new workgroup and desktop management tools; and more. Clear, concise language, step-by-step instructions, and loads of visual aids mean that even beginners can get up to speed on Mac OS X Server--quickly and efficiently--with this guide.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
    1. Dedication
  2. Acknowledgments
  3. Introduction
    1. Why use Mac OS X Server?
    2. How Mac OS X Server works
    3. Who should read this book?
    4. Before you begin...
    5. About this book
    6. Resources
    7. Software updates
  4. 1. Planning and Installation
    1. Planning Your Deployment
      1. Secondary server scenario
      2. AppleShareIP server upgrade scenario
      3. NetBoot server scenario
      4. QuickTime Streaming server scenario
    2. System Requirements
    3. Partitioning Choices
    4. Disk Formatting Options
    5. System Installation
    6. Viewing the Installation Log and Installed Files
  5. 2. Server Tools
    1. Running Server Assistant
      1. Server language and keyboard layout options
      2. Initial administrator’s account
      3. Computer naming
      4. Network interfaces and information
      5. Initial directory usage setup options
      6. Service startup options
      7. Time setup
    2. Saving Configuration Settings
    3. Server Admin Overview
      1. Setting Server Admin preferences
    4. Using Workgroup Manager
      1. Altering Workgroup Manager preferences
      2. Increasing the Workgroup Manager refresh rate
      3. Adding users to your Mac OS X Server
    5. Migration and Compatibility Tools Overview
      1. Using the AppleShare IP Migration tool
    6. Macintosh Manager Overview
    7. MySQL Manager Overview
    8. Using Server Monitor
    9. Additional Server Tools
      1. RAID Admin tool setup
      2. Fibre Channel Utility options
      3. Network Image Utility overview
      4. QTSS Publisher overview
      5. QuickTime Broadcaster overview
  6. 3. Open Directory
    1. LDAP Overview
      1. Active Directory overview
      2. Directory Access overview
      3. Authentication paths
      4. NetInfo plug-in
      5. BSD Flat File and NIS plug-in
      6. Active Directory plug-in
      7. LDAPv3 plug-in
    2. NetInfo Overview
      1. Migrating older Mac OS X Server user records
      2. Connecting your server to another directory system
      3. Open Directory and the master directory
    3. Applying Global User Authentication Policies
      1. About authentication policies with Mac OS X Server
      2. Kerberos overview
    4. Understanding Directory Service Logs
  7. 4. User and Group Management
    1. Configuring Basic User Attributes
      1. Adding short names
    2. Administrative User Options
      1. Restricting administrator directory access
    3. Advanced User Configuration
      1. Configuring password types
      2. Adding comments to a user account
      3. Adding keywords to a user account
      4. Searching user accounts
    4. Creating Groups
      1. Assigning group folders
      2. Adding users to groups
      3. Adding groups to users
    5. Setting the Home Directory
    6. Setting User Disk Quotas
      1. Setting disk quotas via the command line
    7. Adding Email to User Accounts
    8. Enabling Printer Quotas
      1. Setting individual print quotas
    9. Understanding the Inspector Tab
      1. Adding user attributes
    10. Using Presets for New Accounts
  8. 5. File Sharing
    1. Configuring Share Points
    2. Configuring File and Folder Permissions
    3. Configuring the Apple File-Sharing Service
      1. Login greetings
      2. Managing idle users
      3. AFP share-point settings
    4. Configuring the Windows File-Sharing Service
      1. Advanced SMB roles
      2. Advanced SMB features
      3. Windows share-point settings
      4. File locking
    5. Configuring the FTP File-Sharing Service
      1. FTP messages
      2. The FTP user environment
      3. FTP share-point settings
    6. Network File System Sharing
      1. Resharing an NFS share point
    7. Monitoring Sharing Services
      1. AFP share service throughput
    8. Creating a Home Directory Network Mount
      1. Creating additional network mounts
  9. 6. Network Configuration Options
    1. DNS
      1. DNS and Mac OS X Server
      2. Checking your work
      3. Adding other DNS record types
    2. DHCP Services
      1. Passing out information via DHCP
      2. DHCP basics
      3. DHCP and LDAP
      4. Restricting DHCP
    3. Network Address Translation
    4. Acting as a Router
  10. 7. Printing Services
    1. Creating Printer Queues
    2. Configuring Printers in Open Directory
    3. Configuring Printers on Clients
    4. Creating Printer Pool Queues
    5. Managing Print Jobs
    6. Viewing Print Logs
  11. 8. Mail Services
    1. Configuring Mail Services
      1. Enabling mail accounts
      2. Configuring SMTP relay usage
      3. Handling junk mail
      4. Using mail host aliases
    2. Mail Security
      1. Configuring Secure Sockets Layer
    3. Enabling Mail Lists
    4. Monitoring Mail Services
      1. Configuring mail logs
  12. 9. Web Services
    1. Setting Up a Web Site
      1. Configuring Web site options
      2. Configuring Secure Sockets Layer
      3. Adding Web site aliases
    2. Setting Up Realms and WebDAV
      1. Adding users and groups to realms
      2. Configuring WebDAV access
    3. Editing MIME Types
      1. Editing content handlers
    4. Enabling Web Proxies
      1. Configuring blocked Web sites
    5. Monitoring Web Services
      1. Using log files
  13. 10. Security
    1. Physical Security
      1. Preventing unauthorized logins
      2. Securing the server room
    2. Open Ports
      1. Firewall basics
      2. The Firewall service
      3. IP address groups
      4. Advanced FTP rules
    3. Password Security
    4. Encryption
      1. Private keys
      2. Certificate Signing Requests
      3. Acting as a Certificate Authority
      4. Implementing certificates
      5. Setting up Directory Access SSL LDAP
      6. DHCP LDAP SSL
      7. Web SSL setup
      8. Secure email
      9. ssh keys
  14. 11. Running a NetBoot Server
    1. Creating a Bootable Image
    2. Creating an Install Image
    3. Managing NetBoot Images
    4. Automating Installations
    5. Importing or Exporting Images
    6. Enabling the NetBoot Service
    7. Storing Client Images
    8. Choosing the Default Image
    9. Enabling Diskless Mode
    10. Enabling NetBoot Filtering
    11. NetBooting the Client
  15. 12. QuickTime Streaming Server
    1. Understanding Bits and Bytes
      1. Computer 101
      2. Hinting files for streaming
    2. Setting Up the QuickTime Streaming Server
    3. Web-Based Administration
    4. Creating Playlists
      1. Creating weighted random AAC playlists
    5. QTSS Publisher Options
      1. How to use the image
      2. QTSS Publisher Web pages
      3. MP3 playlist links
    6. QuickTime Broadcaster
      1. Viewing your broadcast
  16. 13. Client Management
    1. Managing Computer Lists
      1. The Guest Computers list
      2. The Windows Computers list
      3. Restricting login access
      4. Configuring computer caches
    2. Managing Preferences
      1. The Applications managed preference
      2. The Classic managed preference
      3. The Dock managed preference
      4. The Energy Saver managed preference
      5. The Finder managed preference
      6. The Internet managed preference
      7. The Login managed preference
      8. The Media Access managed preference
      9. The Mobile Accounts managed preference
      10. The Printing managed preference
      11. The System Preferences managed preference
      12. The Universal Access managed preference