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I have been authenticating from Mac OS X clients... 816 Views / 10 Replies  
I have been authenticating from Mac OS X clients to Linux NIS servers for 5 years now... with nary a hitch. I also export users $HOME folders from a Linux NFS server. I did it this way because that...
Posted by utidjian, on Jun 18, 2005 at 11:40 PM, in macOS
GNU ls has supported POSIX style ACLs for several... 684 Views / 2 Replies  
GNU ls has supported POSIX style ACLs for several years now (possibly 6). It may be that your version of GNU ls does not have the ACL capability compiled in. I don't have Tiger yet (supposed to ship...
Posted by utidjian, on Apr 29, 2005 at 11:42 AM, in macOS
Yeah I posted mine a bit late. Anyhow... thanks... 707 Views / 7 Replies  
Yeah I posted mine a bit late. Anyhow... thanks for the link. That is good to know and I will give it a try soon.
Posted by utidjian, on Apr 5, 2005 at 01:42 PM, in macOS
No, I don't think the Mac OS X will handle ext2/3... 707 Views / 7 Replies  
No, I don't think the Mac OS X will handle ext2/3 (not last I tried anyhow). However, my Fedora Core 3 system can mount a Mac OS X HFS+ firewire drive no problem.... it "just works".
Posted by utidjian, on Apr 3, 2005 at 11:41 PM, in macOS
You could try connecting it to a Windows or Linux... 707 Views / 7 Replies  
You could try connecting it to a Windows or Linux PC, format it there, then perhaps the Mac will "see" the drive. Format it as FAT32.

Can you see the drive in Apple System Profiler or in Disk...
Posted by utidjian, on Apr 3, 2005 at 12:00 PM, in macOS
Re: Installing software on OSX vs Linux 805 Views / 6 Replies  
That Quicksilver app looks pretty sweet. If you are looking for something exactly like that in Linux it doesn't exist yet. Hmmm actually it used to exist... it was called TkDesk. TkDesk did not look...
Posted by utidjian, on Mar 14, 2005 at 05:45 PM, in macOS
Yeah sorry... you are quite correct. On a... 673 Views / 3 Replies  
Yeah sorry... you are quite correct. On a Cyrus-IMAP server you can not simply cat the two files together. I did a LOT of reading up on the problem of backups and restores of Cyrus-IMAP servers. I...
Posted by utidjian, on Mar 12, 2005 at 03:10 AM, in macOS
Re: HELP! Restoring a users mail from backup (OS X Server 10.3) 673 Views / 3 Replies  
Heh... been there and done that. I would modify your three steps thus (sudo su -):

1) Copy /var/spool/imap/user/PersonsUsername from backup to /var/spool/imap/user/PersonsUsername.tmp
2) cd...
Posted by utidjian, on Mar 11, 2005 at 04:43 PM, in macOS
Re: Problem solved 766 Views / 6 Replies  
Shame you deleted it... would have been interesting to look it over. Did you ever install a database like PostgreSQL or an email MTA like postfix? Google hits on "postgrep" seem to mainly come up as...
Posted by utidjian, on Mar 5, 2005 at 11:42 PM, in macOS
Re: strange hack....? 766 Views / 6 Replies  
I have read your other thread... that is, IMO, some seriously screwed up system.

To bad Apple doesn't have a util (yet) like RPM where one can scan through ALL system packages and verify their...
Posted by utidjian, on Mar 5, 2005 at 08:55 AM, in macOS
Try 'man -k somestring' where somestring is a... 549 Views / 4 Replies  
Try 'man -k somestring' where somestring is a string that is likely to appear in the description of the command. You will then get a list of commands and their manpage descriptions that contain...
Posted by utidjian, on Feb 26, 2005 at 02:16 PM, in macOS
Re: Apple time definitions? 637 Views / 6 Replies  
Apple time definitions == when SJ is ready :D
Posted by utidjian, on Feb 16, 2005 at 08:42 PM, in macOS
Are you sure about Gnome? I have all that you... 15,864 Views / 412 Replies  
Are you sure about Gnome? I have all that you describe above in the Gnome file browser called Nautilus. Spatial is the default mode of the file manager in fact. Some people like it and some don't....
Posted by utidjian, on Feb 15, 2005 at 12:21 AM, in macOS
Click on Macintosh HD (or whatever you are... 1,045 Views / 15 Replies  
Click on Macintosh HD (or whatever you are calling it) then,
File --> Get info --> Content index

If there is an existing index file of the drive the 'Delete Index' button will not be greyed out....
Posted by utidjian, on Feb 7, 2005 at 08:26 PM, in macOS
Using FTP as a remote or network type file system... 3,672 Views / 59 Replies  
Using FTP as a remote or network type file system is, as larkost has pointed out, a bad idea for more reasons than there are reasons to use it. Just because Microsoft supports easy read/write access...
Posted by utidjian, on Feb 7, 2005 at 01:37 PM, in macOS
Well I just started mine a few minutes ago on a... 1,045 Views / 15 Replies  
Well I just started mine a few minutes ago on a iMac 17" FP G4 with 1G RAM and 80G disk. Only using 14.5G of it so far... it lists 442,601 files to be indexed... hasn't done 1% of them yet.

Quite...
Posted by utidjian, on Feb 5, 2005 at 11:21 PM, in macOS
That was early 2002 IIRC.... ... 938 Views / 13 Replies  
That was early 2002 IIRC....
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2002/03/29/windows_on_a_database_sliced/
is an interesting read. Makes the origins of the ideas that Spotlight and WinFS may use even more...
Posted by utidjian, on Jan 31, 2005 at 02:56 AM, in macOS
It proves no such thing. It proves Apple... 938 Views / 13 Replies  
It proves no such thing.

It proves Apple applied for the patent in 2000. It does NOT prove that Apple was even working on it for any length of time previous to that. They could have bought the...
Posted by utidjian, on Jan 30, 2005 at 01:23 PM, in macOS
There basically isn't any learning curve... not... 1,233 Views / 24 Replies  
There basically isn't any learning curve... not if you already have MySQL installed (easy), MyODBC installed (also easy), Office v. X installed (easy) and a couple of other things I will get to...
Posted by utidjian, on Jan 29, 2005 at 07:51 PM, in macOS
Hmmm... I was thinking of the same thing. Correct... 1,233 Views / 24 Replies  
Hmmm... I was thinking of the same thing. Correct me if I am wrong but even Filemaker requires that MS-Office be installed before it "creates" MS-Word files, no? If yes, then presumably it does this...
Posted by utidjian, on Jan 28, 2005 at 11:11 AM, in macOS
I had/have no intention of misleading anyone. But... 1,092 Views / 18 Replies  
I had/have no intention of misleading anyone. But thanks for bringing up the point.

I do not know why the PoC code only seems to be effective if run by a user with uid=501... those were just my...
Posted by utidjian, on Jan 27, 2005 at 01:52 PM, in macOS
Re: Local root vuln in OS X 1,092 Views / 18 Replies  
Interesting.

I tried it here both before and after the most recent security update (Security Update 2005-001) and it only seems to work for a user with uid=501. I usually login as myself...
Posted by utidjian, on Jan 26, 2005 at 11:17 PM, in macOS
One of the coolest non-Apple made ads I remember... 999 Views / 13 Replies  
One of the coolest non-Apple made ads I remember was the one where a teenaged girl is in her room and she is fiddling with her iBook. Her mom yells to ask if she is finished cleaning up her room...
Posted by utidjian, on Jan 24, 2005 at 08:41 AM, in macOS
Re: Ping from the command line 706 Views / 6 Replies  
Just type Ctrl-C. That is... press the key marked CONTROL (lower left of Mac keyboard) and while holding the CONTROL key down press the C key. Ctrl-C (or Ctrl+C) is shorthand for the above. Another...
Posted by utidjian, on Jan 23, 2005 at 04:57 PM, in macOS
RPC = Remote Procedure Call You can use the... 465 Views / 3 Replies  
RPC = Remote Procedure Call
You can use the command 'rpcinfo -p' to find out the status of all your RPC dependent programs and services that are running on your local machine. If you want to find...
Posted by utidjian, on Jan 19, 2005 at 08:02 AM, in macOS
I do a similar thing via an automount map from... 1,785 Views / 10 Replies  
I do a similar thing via an automount map from NIS. It was a real PITA to set it up the first time though because the information on exactly what to do was not in one place.

I have two servers...
Posted by utidjian, on Jan 18, 2005 at 11:58 AM, in macOS
Re: ping inside of crontab fails to produce output 642 Views / 1 Replies  
crontab needs the full pathname to a command in order for it to work. It may be that crontab has /bin/ set somewhere as in its path but not /sbin/ so that is why echo and date work. Try this:

* ...
Posted by utidjian, on Jan 18, 2005 at 04:55 AM, in macOS
Re: Correct owner/group of /applications folder? 499 Views / 2 Replies  
The correct owner group for /Applications is root admin, respectively. The perms on /Applications should be 0775 (this is right after a repair permissions run). 0775 translates to rwxrwxr-x.
...
Posted by utidjian, on Jan 18, 2005 at 04:25 AM, in macOS
Re: general question 596 Views / 16 Replies  
Even easier is to use the tabbed browsing feature.

Safari --> Preferences --> Tabs
then check the box for 'Enable Tabbed Browsing'
Apple-Shift-Tab to cycle between tabs.
Posted by utidjian, on Jan 16, 2005 at 12:51 AM, in macOS
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Maintenance without root password 931 Views / 20 Replies  
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Then it should be easy for them to swap out her iMac for a different one. One with a fresh image of whatever their standard set of apps are.
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That isn't "old".

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Her job...
Posted by utidjian, on Jan 15, 2005 at 06:26 PM, in macOS
Re: Re: Re: Re: Maintenance without root password 931 Views / 20 Replies  
What I said is true as I said it... In the part of the your post I was responding to you specifically said "the Terminal". You did not say "single user mode". They are both very different things used...
Posted by utidjian, on Jan 15, 2005 at 05:39 PM, in macOS
An embedded device is a limited purpose device.... 1,529 Views / 36 Replies  
An embedded device is a limited purpose device. Embedded devices run a dedicated OS. They are not designed so the user can load in whatever programs even if the system is capable... but that is not...
Posted by utidjian, on Jan 14, 2005 at 08:25 PM, in macOS
Re: Re: Re: Maintenance without root password 931 Views / 20 Replies  
Duh... sorry, dunno why I got the idea it was a laptop. If, as you say, this is an "old iMac" then presumably they have been supporting it all along and should know something about Macs. Is she the...
Posted by utidjian, on Jan 14, 2005 at 02:27 PM, in macOS
Re: Re: Maintenance without root password 931 Views / 20 Replies  
If she is a "regular user" (not an admin) then, theoretically, there is nothing she can do that will alter permissions in the first place outside of her home folder. Repair permissions will not touch...
Posted by utidjian, on Jan 14, 2005 at 12:20 PM, in macOS
Sometimes you can use the upgrade coupons that... 8,100 Views / 57 Replies  
Sometimes you can use the upgrade coupons that are included with a new Mac... sometimes not. Using the coupons can reduce the price.

When you consider the features and integration of iLife and...
Posted by utidjian, on Jan 14, 2005 at 10:23 AM, in macOS
Supposedly the work on a *BSD driver for NTFS... 1,930 Views / 21 Replies  
Supposedly the work on a *BSD driver for NTFS began in 1994. For Linux it was in 1995. It appears that both platforms developed their own NTFS drivers independently. When exactly NTFS support...
Posted by utidjian, on Jan 14, 2005 at 12:52 AM, in macOS
I agree with just about everything you said but... 931 Views / 20 Replies  
I agree with just about everything you said but this last bit. If the company she works for owns the laptop or leases it or whatever, neither she nor anyone else that isn't authorized by the company...
Posted by utidjian, on Jan 13, 2005 at 08:59 PM, in macOS
Re: New to the command line 666 Views / 11 Replies  
If you do decide to use bash you may find these links useful:

http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Bash-Prog-Intro-HOWTO.html
http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Bash-Prompt-HOWTO/index.html...
Posted by utidjian, on Jan 12, 2005 at 01:17 PM, in macOS
Re: New to the command line 666 Views / 11 Replies  
Most people prefer, as with so many things, the shell they are most familiar with.

I prefer bash.
Posted by utidjian, on Jan 11, 2005 at 12:14 PM, in macOS
Which would also be a good time to zero out... 859 Views / 18 Replies  
Which would also be a good time to zero out theman's .bash_history file. ;)
Posted by utidjian, on Dec 30, 2004 at 02:45 AM, in macOS
Re: Installing Mandrake on a PC... can't start X... help? 489 Views / 6 Replies  
Sounds like a very old Cirrus Logic card. This should be supported in Xorg.

Do your best guess at configuring it with whatever tools MDK provides. Then take a look in your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file....
Posted by utidjian, on Dec 28, 2004 at 12:34 PM, in macOS
Re: Re: Re: Authenticate with GUI from Terminal? 859 Views / 18 Replies  
Yeah... I am kinda interested. Looks like vsdbutil is sort of problematic in itself. Essentially if you turn off privs on the disk it becomes somewhat meaningless who or what root is... it makes...
Posted by utidjian, on Dec 27, 2004 at 11:47 PM, in macOS
Re: Authenticate with GUI from Terminal? 859 Views / 18 Replies  
What is the command you need to run with root privs?
Posted by utidjian, on Dec 27, 2004 at 04:49 PM, in macOS
Re: Handling multiple Macs and file changes 458 Views / 4 Replies  
In Linux I use rsync. When I leave home for work I run a little script that syncs up a subset of folders (Work, Projects, whatever) from my home folder at home to my home folder at work. When I leave...
Posted by utidjian, on Dec 26, 2004 at 01:17 PM, in macOS
You might want to read this: ... 850 Views / 8 Replies  
You might want to read this:
http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2003/11/21/maintenance.html
do a search for 'bus error'.

Again that "820/1556" is completely useless information without the...
Posted by utidjian, on Dec 24, 2004 at 02:01 AM, in macOS
Re: Reading EFS on Mac OS X/Darwin 1,690 Views / 3 Replies  
I know Linux can (there is an efs.ko kernel module) and I can mount and read Irix CDs on my Linux box. I have not heard of nor can I find a Mac OS X specific module or plugin... I couldn't even find...
Posted by utidjian, on Dec 24, 2004 at 01:30 AM, in macOS
Re: piping into lanosd 362 Views / 1 Replies  
Ermm... pardon me for asking the obvious but why not just simply run:

tail -f /var/www/logs/httpd/access_log

in a plain old terminal and be done with it?
Posted by utidjian, on Dec 23, 2004 at 09:17 PM, in macOS
Re: updated prebinding and....... 850 Views / 8 Replies  
Well "line(number820/1500)" is completely meaningless. If it fails right there then copy-n-paste the ten or twenty lines leading up to the "bus error".

When I run that command I almost always get...
Posted by utidjian, on Dec 22, 2004 at 09:13 PM, in macOS
Well NetOctopus is out, it would cost $5,800+ for... 612 Views / 4 Replies  
Well NetOctopus is out, it would cost $5,800+ for us.

I had no idea that ARD 2 had the new capabilities since August!! Thanks for that link. We have ARD 1.2 already and frankly it kinda sucked.
...
Posted by utidjian, on Dec 18, 2004 at 03:37 PM, in macOS
And nor should it! The "prefered" way of using... 1,496 Views / 7 Replies  
And nor should it! The "prefered" way of using fink is to NOT have it touch ANY of the main Apple installed side of the system but for each user that wants to use fink to be able to add the '....
Posted by utidjian, on Dec 17, 2004 at 08:48 PM, in macOS
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