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Mavericks Server - Foundation Services / Re: AirPrint Server?
« on: September 07, 2014, 02:51:37 PM »
Thanks for the info. I will give Printopia a try.

Mavericks Server - Foundation Services / AirPrint Server?
« on: September 05, 2014, 06:41:37 PM »
I've been trying to turn one of my network printers into an AirPrint printer. (Yes, I'm too cheap to by yet another printer.) I found instructions for getting a normal shared printer to behave as though it is an AirPrint printer, but the instructions rely on the print service that available on Snow Leopard Server.  (

Unfortunately, the new Server app doesn't seem to expose the print service. Have you tried anything like this? Or, is there another way to configure the print service?


OBTW, one step that he describes, adding “image/urf    urf (0,UNIRAST)” to the file /usr/share/cups/mime/apple.types, has already been done in Mavericks. It even has a comment describing that line as "# AirPrint type"

Thanks for the notice! I just downloaded it.


Fantastic! Looking forward to it.


yes, deleting and downloading again seems to have fixed it.


Something weird is happening at iBooks. It is showing me that there is an update available, but it won't let me download it. The book shows up on my Purchased/Updates page, but the Update button is greyed out.


Mavericks Server - Control and Collaboration / Re: Nagios?
« on: July 15, 2014, 09:11:05 PM »
Thanks for the news. I'm glad that you've got enough work to stay busy, but (sacrilege though it may be) I also hope that you're able to take some time off to decompress once in a while.

Regarding the OP. I did manage to get Nagios running on my OS X Server, but again it feels rather like a kludge. One recurring error message is related to the htpasswd files. The server logs spits out these messages every time a page loads:

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mod_auth_apple: User nagiosadmin: authentication failure for "/nagios/cgi-bin/status.cgi": Password mismatch according to checkpw, referer:
It throws that for all of the cgi files, but it lets me display the page anyway. Am I supposed to use something other than htpasswd to create the htpasswd.users and htpasswd.groups files on OS X? (The mod_auth_apple has me confused here.)

Thanks again,

Mavericks Server - Control and Collaboration / Re: Nagios?
« on: July 13, 2014, 09:58:41 AM »
No problem, Reid. Having work is a good thing. (Though I am still looking forward to that next book.  ;) )

Yes, the paths have changed around a lot since that article was published. The main differences were introduced by Server. Your book is the first (and still one of the very few) references I've found to help wend my way through this labyrinth.

Thanks again!

Mavericks Server - Control and Collaboration / Nagios?
« on: July 10, 2014, 08:02:23 PM »
Hi Reid,
I'm wondering if you have set up Nagios on any of your Mac servers. I have the service running, but cannot log in to the web page.

I'm sure that the problem is related to the way htaccess is handled through the Mavericks /Library/Server/Web/Config/Sites/... configuration files.  I've created the htaccess.users and files in my nagios/etc directory. But, it seems like they are not being found and so the Nagios web page cannot figure out how to ask for authentication when accessing the page. The page renders saying "Logged in as ?" and doesn't show any of the system information.

I have looked for help on the Nagios forums, but OS X isn't a supported platform, much less OS X Server, so helpful information is really sparse over there.


OBTW, OS X is really frustrating with the way they hide certain directories, such as /usr/local, from the Finder GUI. I did run the
   defaults write AppleShowAllFiles 1
but the web page redirection GUI still won't show that directory. So, I had to edit the site configuration file manually.

Mavericks Server - Control and Collaboration / http and tomcat?
« on: May 23, 2014, 06:32:50 PM »
First I want to thank you for the effort you've put into your book(s) and the lengths you've gone to in creating the guide to OS X Server that Apple "forgot" to publish.

I am looking forward to your explanation of web site configuration under Server. I have to admit that it has me flummoxed. Of course, adding to my confusion is the fact that I also need to support Apache Tomcat. I have managed to get tomcat working, and having httpd hand off requests for *.jsp pages to the tomcat server. But, it seems like such a kludge that I cannot believe that I did it the way nature (ok, the developers) intended.

I'm hoping that you might have a chapter or appendix that discusses proper tomcat configuration.


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