Tag: UNIX

Apple UNIX

unix/linux certification.

I have finally reached the point in my career where I need certification. Back in the Mac OS 7-9 days there was no certification programs for us Mac geeks, but now we face job competition with all the UNIX geeks too. Apple now offers certification, but after taking a class on Mac OS X Server […]

UNIX

geek tool.

Thanks to a friend that is always pointing out cool apps…I recently started using GeekTool. There are 3 modes to GeekTool…file mode, shell mode, and image mode. I use GeekTool for a few things…file mode to tail my web acces log on my web server, and image mode to load the gauge graphic for [email protected] […]

UNIX Web Development

ht://dig 3.1.6 installation/configuration

So you need to install a search engine on your site. Keeping with my open source solutions, I have decided to go with ht://Dig. As soon as Apple decided to go with UNIX as a back end to their OS, I was excited because I could finally use ht://Dig (and another classic program called Mailman) […]

HOWTOs UNIX Web Development

rsync: synch both boot and data volumes.

If you have mission critical servers, you know that a backup is essential. I do not want my mission critical web server to go down. Along comes rsync. How to set up rsync to synch my boot drive (and make it bootable) as well as synch my data files (html/php files): First, you will to […]

UNIX Web Development

what's on my web server?

It is time to build another web server, and this time I will write about what is on it. I have built this configuration on the original iMac all the way up to the latest Xserve with success, so it is possible to make a cheap web server out of an older computer. To further […]

Apple UNIX Web Development

Tiger Server 10.4 Makes Me Growl

Well it is WWDC time and Apple has released information about my friend and your’s Mac OS X Server, the new improved version. We finally get mobile home directories, I am really excited about that, but then Apple talks about “Certificate management”….gee I wonder if you can rename the cert files (when you serve more […]

Apple UNIX Web Development

Mac OS X Server, Apple, A Truce Please?

Well…one look at the “Safari cannot connect to localhost because your computer is connected to the internet” message I received yesterday while trying to view my web site while on the train and I about lost it. After I hacked the apache conf, that was enough for me to put up the white flag when […]

Apple Hints UNIX Web Development

Little Tech Reminders

I often perform the same tasks over and over and yet forget some little thing. This post is a reminder for me. General Apple hints. What to do when you get the “Do not enter sign”. (besides wonder how to describe it while searching for a solution) Starting up in target disk mode: hold down […]