Author Archives: Dave Test

Security: Your Friend SSL

SSL and other encryption methods are important aspects of proper network computing and administration. By applying SSL to your network and its resources, it is easier to keep to keep a fine line between good and bad, as well as … Continue reading

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You oughta check out AutoPkg

Deploying software updates is a daily task for many Mac admins, and doing it properly requires a lot of tedious manual work and tribal knowledge. Isn’t this why we have computers? Enter AutoPkg, a system developed to automate finding new … Continue reading

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Vagrant Up!

You’ve all created local virtual machines before; but what if you could intermix your VM with git? Wow! We take a look at using vagrant with version control and how you can easily create local VMs based on a file … Continue reading

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Git For System Admins

Come and learn all about Git, the most popular and powerful distributed version control system. It’s not just for programmers, it’s one of the essential tools for any system admin that needs to keep track of scripts, server configs, Apple … Continue reading

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Beyond Thunderdome: Managing OS X without OS X

In an age where Apple and OS X have an ever-growing presence in education and corporate environments the need to maintain OS X-only services is becoming more and more of a hassle for the Mac admin wanting to benefit from … Continue reading

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