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Mavericks Server - Foundation Services / Re: AirPrint Server?
« Last post by pixelpshr on September 07, 2014, 02:51:37 PM »
Thanks for the info. I will give Printopia a try.
Yep.  Less than a week after the release of the book everyone gets another chapter!  Added 12 pages of content with the chapter, "Putting it all together." This is a cookbook showing the step by step process of creating and managing mobile and network home accounts.  This chapter summarizes the concepts and steps spread through all the other chapters.

I felt that there was a hole in the original release and this chapter helps fill it.

Check it out:

More to come.
Mavericks Server - Foundation Services / Re: AirPrint Server?
« Last post by Reid Bundonis on September 05, 2014, 08:08:47 PM »
Have you looked at

And print services are still there in Mavericks.  It is just moved to System Preferences.  You basically need to share the printers.  However, this does not solve AirPrint issues.  Try Printopia.

Oh, by the way, if you need LPD services, they are not on by default when you enable a shared printer.  Found this out when PaperCut stopped working.

If you edit /etc/cups/cups-files.conf, there is a line in there that you can uncomment:

#LPDConfigFile launchd:///System/Library/LaunchDaemons/org.cups.cups-lpd.plist

Remove the # from the start of the line.  Then, when CUPS starts, it will run the /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/org.cups.cups-lpd.plist LaunchDaemon. 

Alternately, I if you want to just test this, you can try to run:

sudo launchctl load /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/org.cups.cups-lpd.plist

This should spawn the LPD listener.

Hope that helps
Mavericks Server - Foundation Services / AirPrint Server?
« Last post by pixelpshr 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.

Hmm.  I will admit the iBooks store is truly a mystery to me.  It is posted and available in 51 stores.  I got it easy.  But I have heard from a few others that it is acting strange.

It is funny.  When you submit you have to define a publish date.  So, I assumed that it would take Apple 2 to 3 weeks to review it, so I arbitrarily picked the 21st.  Then it was approved on the same day. 

Glad you got it.  Enjoy.  Working on adding another 6 pages already :)  I personally feel there is a gap.
Mavericks Server - Control and Collaboration / Re: Already Available in the iBooks Store!
« Last post by Farf on September 04, 2014, 05:44:51 PM »
I just kept hitting retry and magically it downloaded.  Yeah!

Again - congratulations on all your hard work, I am looking forward to a good read.
Mavericks Server - Control and Collaboration / Re: Already Available in the iBooks Store!
« Last post by Farf on September 04, 2014, 05:32:15 PM »
Hi Reid - Congratulations!

I can see the book in the iTunes store - but I can't buy it.  Instead I get, "The server gave an error during download: 503 Service Unavailable."

Interestingly it also shows the publication date as September 21, 2014!

Tantalizingly close ...
Yosemite Server - Advanced Services / Yosemite is coming
« Last post by Reid Bundonis on September 03, 2014, 10:45:19 AM »
Yosemite Server - Advanced Services is currently planned to be released shortly after Apple releases Yosemite.  A preliminary list of topics for the third book are:

Time Machine Server

I realize that I simply will not be able to produce these topics for Mavericks.  With Yosemite hovering over us (I am still hopeful that it will be an October launch, not a September launch), it makes more sense to focus on the upcoming OS.

If you have specific questions or topics of discussion on these services, please note them.  It is still time to provide input into the direction of the book.

I should also note that Foundation Services and Control and Collaboration will be updated and modified for Yosemite.  So I have a lot of work to do between now an October.

Thanks to everyone for the support and continued encouragement.
In a complete surprise, Apple has approved the book in a few hours!  I expected at least a week of waiting but I guess it was meant to be.  Mavericks Server – Control and Collaboration was posted to all 51 iBooks stores last night!

The US Store link is

I am already working on adding some of the pulled content and expect book 2 to receive a number of revisions just like book 1 has.  Anyone who is purchasing early, be on the look out for updates to the book.

And as always, please provide feedback, corrections, clarifications, and suggestions to improve the book.  Thanks to all.  Time to get reading. 

And look at me go with the iBooks Affiliate program!  If you have not yet purchased the second book, click on the link to the right.  It is a whole new world out there. 
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