Chapter 13. Using Mac OS X as a Server

While most people think of Mac OS X as a client system only, you can also run Mac OS X as a server. If you need Apple's advanced administration tools, you could purchase and use Mac OS X Server (, but if you're comfortable with the command line, the client version can be coerced a bit to run as a server.

The services that power the Sharing preference panel are based on the same servers that power much of the Internet:

  • OpenSSH for remote login

  • Samba for Windows file sharing

  • Apache for web publishing

However, the System Preferences are limited in what they will let you do. To unleash the full power of Mac OS X as a server, you'll need to install your own administrative tools or edit the configuration files by hand.

Mac OS X Panther for Unix Geeks
Mac OS X Panther for Unix Geeks
ISBN: 0596006071
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2003
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