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I has a domain! - Tina Marie's Ramblings
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skywhisperer
skywhisperer
I has a domain!
So we went to the Apple Store last night to get Mike his 3G iPhone, and I finally picked up a copy of OSX server.

Turns out that setting it up as a domain controller was literally trivial - there's a combo box where you choose "Standalone Server" or "Primary domain controller". So now we have a domain, giving us one centrailized authentication system for the whole home network.

We'll move the machines into the domain as we remember to, but the two Macs and one PC are there now. OSX server also let me fix the wonkiness with the Time Machine drives, and now both laptops can back up at the same time (before I had server, only the person logged into the server could backup).

On top of that, I finally found a recipe program I liked, called Connoisseur, and I did a bit of scripting to get them to auto-sync. We'll see how well it works in the long term - I may just not bother keeping the database on the laptop anymore and just leave it on the machine in the kitchen.

This Mac stuff is pretty cool. :)
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greeneyedsadie From: greeneyedsadie Date: July 13th, 2008 03:34 am (UTC) (Link)
Your nerdiness is hot.
From: respice Date: July 13th, 2008 04:40 am (UTC) (Link)
> This Mac stuff is pretty cool. :)

I think I remember saying something like that to you once or twice, and having you roll your eyes at me.

So... told you!

;-)
alioth1 From: alioth1 Date: July 18th, 2008 06:32 am (UTC) (Link)
What are you running OS X server on - presumably not your laptop :-)
skywhisperer From: skywhisperer Date: July 18th, 2008 03:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
No. I've got one of the early-ish dual core intel iMacs hanging on the wall in the kitchen.

If you ask me nice, next time you come visit...I'll let you authenticate to my domain. ;)
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