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SOCKS proxy? HTTP proxy?

Why would an organization want to use a proxy on their network? 1. The first reason is to optimize bandwidth usage. Proxies can improve speed by caching Internet content locally after a client requests it. Clients that request the same content will get it locally instead of downloading it again from the Internet. 2. Another […]

Deploy Self-signed RootCA to client computers

2 computers required : ServerMac ClientMac   On ServerMac : Create a Certificate Authority and Export the Root Certificate (If you already have a self-signed RootCA that you want to deploy, then you can skip this part) Open Keychain Access. Select the System keychain. From the Keychain Access menu, navigate to Certificate Assistant and select […]

Creating PAYLOAD-FREE Package

Here’s how we make a “true” payload-free package (that does not leave a receipt): pkgbuild –nopayload –scripts /path/to/scripts_dir –identifier org.example.payloadfree –version 1.0 MyGreatPayloadFree.pkg But payload-free packages built this way have a “feature” that can sometimes prove problematic. Flat packages built with pkgbuild using the –nopayload option do not leave receipts in the pkgutil database. This […]

Decoding the Caching server

1. Server and clients – Behind Same Public IP (same or different subnet)     First, the server registers with Apple, it provides it Public IP and the Private IP.  Apple notes both the information. Second, When the client requests Apple for  any download, since Apple knows that there is a caching server associated with […]

External accounts behaviour

Here’s the configuration : A Mac with 2 partitions – “Sierra 1” and “Sierra 2”. We try to demo Manual enrolment on Partition 1 and Automated enrolment on Partition 2. So, there is a “User 01” mobile account on Partition 2. Now, when I boot the Mac into Partition 1, I get this pop-up window […]

Does OS X Server have a print server?

Q : Does the latest version of OS X Server have print server capabilities? If I have three printers that are AirPrint compatible and would like to check whether there’s a way to pre-install drivers on a configuration file for a user to plug in to his or her Mac and all the printers be configured […]