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Essential Mac OS X Panther Server Administrationby Michael Bartosh
Synopses & Reviews
Apple's Mac OS X Server is a unique phenomenon in the IT world--an enterprise-capable platform with a simplified user experience. With this architecture, the Mac OS X Server can be integrated into a variety of environments: from traditional Mac networks as a fileserver, to broad capabilities in mainstream Unix- and Windows-based IT markets, including large-scale web application services. Managing and Using Mac OS X Server offers much-needed insight into this amazing server software, allowing system administrators to leverage its capabilities and features for individual needs. The book focuses on deployment options, how various systems interact, and includes best practices for integrating both the Mac OS X operating system and Mac OS X Server into various enterprise environments. With chapters on installation, server management, directory services, web application services and much more, Managing and Using Mac OS X Server is ideal for Mac OS X Server administrators seeking to enhance their understanding of the architecture; Unix systems administrators in the process of integrating Mac OS X into existing network environments; and customers seeking Apple's ACSA certification.
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:
About 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.
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 Colophon
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