Synopses & Reviews
Offering Apple's legendary ease of use plus everything you would expect from a Unix-based operating system--preemptive multitasking, symmetric multiprocessing, and support for networking and security standards--Mac OS X Server has revolutionized the world of network administration. Mac OS X Tiger server continues that tradition by offering more than 200 new features that make the server even easier to deploy and manage. Here to ensure that you don’t endure a minute of downtime while getting up to speed on it is a thoroughly updated edition of everyone’s favorite Mac OS X Server guide. In these pages, veteran Mac trainer Schoun Regan and Kevin White show you how to manage their local networks, navigate the Unix file system permission architecture (including the brand-new Access Control Lists, which let you set up collaborative environments without compromising security), and manage Internet and Web services. Along the way you’ll also learn about all of Tiger Server’s newest features: improved email services, Internet Gateway Setup Assistant, QuickTime Streaming Server, point to point VPN, and much more.
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.
About the Author
is CEO of ITInstruction.com and leads its group of roving IT specialists, The Mac Trainers. Schoun routinely travels North America training users on Mac OS X, Mac OS X Server, Windows integration, and image management and deployment. He organizes and speaks at the Mac OS X Pro conference sessions at Macworld Expo and various other conventions, educational institutions, and businesses. Previously, Schoun was a Macintosh Network Support Administrator for a Fortune 100 company, and he has written for Tech Republic, Emazing
, and other print and online magazines. He enjoys micro-brewed beer and still believes in mapping his own personal genome code and turning it into a board game.
Kevin White honed his skills as a technology coordinator for the University of Kentucky, where he achieved Ultimate Guru status. Using these powers for good, he roams the countryside sharing his knowledge of the “Apple way.” Since 2002, he has inspired throngs of Macintosh devotees at every stateside Macworld Expo to rise up against the Redmond hegemony. As Mac mercenary for hire, he answers to no one—except for his employers at ITInstruction and MacTown. Kevin lives on the road, but many suspect he has a secret lair somewhere in Louisville, KY.