Chapter 14. Installing and Configuring Servers

As you’ve probably gathered, managing servers is one of the most valuable—and most complex—aspects of running a Unix machine. It’s something Unix does very well because of its reliability.

In this chapter we’ll show you how to install and configure the basic server applications. We’ll set up your machine’s Internet domain name, activate file sharing using both AppleShare and FTP, and explain secure login. From there, you’ll configure your Mac to be an e-mail server, activate the Apache Web server, and add a simple CGI (Common Gateway Interface) script to the server.

After that, we’ll show you how to install and configure the MySQL database engine. We even show you a simple Perl script that connects ...

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