Category Archives: macOS Server

Add PATH Environment Variable to launchd Scripts

Recently I was having an issue with Node.js not being detected in my PATH with a Python script executed by launchd. This was bizarre to me for a couple of reasons. First, I’ve been using launchd for awhile now, and … Continue reading

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Goodbye macOS Server, Hello Synology!

Warning, this will be more of a rant rather than a helpful trinket; perhaps a cautionary tale. I’ve written several times over the years about how Apple was slowly ruining what was once one of the best server suites available. … Continue reading

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ASSP – Anti-Spam SMTP Proxy Server

For almost two decades I’ve operated my own email server for the family. It’s a fun hobby item, but does require some maintenance to defend against the constant barrage of spam and malicious actors trying to break in. For most … Continue reading

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Change or Repair an IP Address Change on macOS Server

Recently at work, due to a network switch going up and down, our production macOS Server that distributes Profiles to several hundred Macs had it’s Open Directory Master think that is had a self-assigned IP address. While other services remained with … Continue reading

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Alexa, IFTTT, DropBox, and x10 Automation

This past Christmas we received an Amazon Echo as a gift. The Echo  is the smaller version of the full Alexa, just without the large speaker If you’ve seen some of my posts here, I’ve been using x10 modules for a … Continue reading

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Dynamic DNS & DHCP with macOS Server

Something I’ve been wanting to experiment with and make use of is Dynamic DNS on my network. What is it? It’s a way for your DHCP server to dynamically assign hostnames based on what you’ve named your device allowing DNS … Continue reading

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