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Mac® OS X Security by Brian Wotring, Preston Norvell, Bruce Potter

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Chapter 10. Directory Services

 

“If you don’t find it in the index, look very carefully through the entire catalogue.”

 
 --Unknown, Sears, Roebuck, and Co. Consumer’s Guide, 1897

As we have repeatedly stated throughout this book, Mac OS X has a great many features and capabilities that its predecessors only dreamed of. In the previous chapter, we spoke about several security configuration issues surrounding a Mac OS X host in a corporate or enterprise network. Most of these aspects have always existed in such networks, but were largely set aside or overlooked when dealing with Macintosh computers because the operating system (and its accompanying tools) were unable to provide an appropriate infrastructure. Mac OS X, of course, changed this. One ...

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