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Mac OS X. 2 Power User's Book

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ISBN-10: 1932111808

ISBN-13: 9781932111804

Edition: 2003

Authors: Gene Steinberg, Pieter Paulson

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Why to Buy - Highly accessible guide coauthored by top-selling Mac author and expert, Gene Steinberg - Walks the reader through processes as complicated as setting up a server to ones as simple as downloading the OS to a Mac
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Book details

List price: $34.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Paraglyph, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/11/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 396
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Pieter Paulson has been working with Macs since they first came out in 1984. He is co-author of The Windows 2000 Mac Support Little Black Book and has extensive experience on all computing platforms as a systems administrator and support person, working for both small and large Fortune 500 firms. Currently, Pieter is a Systems Administrator specializing in Windows and Unix-based operating systems at a small startup in Portland Oregon.

Introduction
An Overview of the Mac OS X Desktop
Oh Lord, Won't You Buy Me an Operating System?
The New Features: A Curious Mix of the Old and the New
Are You Ready to Serve and Protect?
The Last Word
An Overview of Mac OS X Server
System and User Management Features
Security Features
Some Cold and Hard Advice About Installing Mac OS X Server
The Last Word
A Guide to Administrator's Setup of Mac OS X Server
Apple's Disk Utility Makes RAID Setup Simple
Partitioning, the Final Frontier
A No-Nonsense, Geek-Free Guide to Installing Jaguar Server
Two Installation Strategies
Setting Up Open Directory
The Last Word
Making Sense of Mac OS X Fonts
Why Do You Need All those Font Formats?
Installing Fonts on Under Mac OS X
Checking Available Characters
Managing Your Font Library with Font Reserve
Managing Your Font Library with Extensis Suitcase
Managing Your Font Library with FontAgent Pro
Solving Mac OS X Font Problems
The Last Word
Introduction to AppleScript
A Fast Look at AppleScript's Magical Powers
Reviewing AppleScript Feature
Discovering Apple's Own Script Collection
A Basic Guide to AppleScript Commands
The Last Word
Using AppleScript to Automate Mac OS X
Better Living through AppleScripting
Making the Most of AppleScript
AppleScript Authoring Recap
Dissecting AppleScript
The Last Word
Firewalls and Mac OS X Security Issues
In the Beginning...
Firewalls: Theory and Practice
Planning Your Firewall
Configuring Your Firewall
Troubleshooting Your Firewall
Securing Your Server
Securing Your Web Servers Using SSL
The Last Word
Mac OS X Networking
The Internet Equation
A Few Choice Words About Bind and DNS
Setting Up and Configuring DNS
Turning on DNS in Mac OS X Server
The Last Word
The Weird World of DHCP and File Sharing
Introduction to DHCP
Our Game Plan
Configuring DHCP
Setting Lease Time and Other DHCP Options
Setting Up an DHCP Server
Setting Up File Sharing
Setting Up a File Share on Your Mac OS X Server with Workgroup Manager
The Last Word
The Magic of Samba
In the Beginning...
Windows File Sharing
A Quick Review
Automating Setup of Your Windows File Shares
Tweaking the smb.conf File to Suit Your Needs
The Last Word
Setting Up Mail and Web Servers Under Mac OS X Server
A No-Nonsense Introduction to the World of E-mail
Configuring E-mail
Introduction to Web Servers and Apache
The Last Word
Secrets of Network Booting
A Brief NetBoot Overview
Configuring and Starting NetBoot on Your Mac OS X Server
Creating a NetBoot Image
Building a NetBoot Image with Network Image Utility
Building a NetBoot Image Using Disk Copy
Updating an Existing Mac OS X NetBoot Image
Installing the Mac OS 9 NetBoot Image
Installing Mac OS Classic on a Mac OS X NetBoot Image
Updating and Modifying Your Mac OS 9 NetBoot Image
Troubleshooting NetBoot
The Last Word
Installing Software Over the Network
Enabling NetBoot: A Quick Refresher Course
Using a Network Install Image
Installing Packages Upon Login
The Last Word
The Nuts and Bolts of Mac OS X Administration
Managing Your Users: An Overview
Managing Your Users with Workgroup Manager
Backing Up Your Data
The Last Word
How to Administer Mac OS X Like an Expert
How to Pull a Rabbit out of Your Hat...
Making Your E-Mail Readable over the Web
Speeding Up User and Group Creation Using Presets
Configuring Servers and Workstations to Use Domain Authentication
Integrating Mac OS X Directory Services with Windows 2000 Active Directory
Managing Mac OS 8 and 9 Macs with Macintosh Manager
An Ultra-Short Introduction to the Journaling File System
Making Sure Your Xserve Is Happy...
A Fast Look at a New Type of Mac
Hooking Up Your Xserve
Adding and Removing Hard Drives from Your Xserve
Adding More Memory to Your Xserve
General Xserve Maintenance Tips
The Last Word
Comprehensive System Troubleshooting
Mac OS X Server's Crash-Resistant Features
Using Software Update
Solving Jaguar Server Installation Problems
Sidebar: Diagnosing Open Directory Problems
The Last Word
Glossary
Index