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netinfo docs
Authored by: dsauve on Nov 09, '01 05:40:33PM

That NI doc isn't much help. It's mostly high-level. Were you able to set up domains using it? I wasn't. The Server Admin guide goes into more detail and shows step by step how to set up the Server features, but I get lost trying to set up the DNS and bind stuff. And from what I can tell off the Apple Server forums, local networks need a DNS for domains to work. That's why I gave up on Server for now.

At the moment, I'm trying to figure out how to export my Users mount to other machines ... it mounts fine at startup using fstab, so I tried setting up an /etc/export file but that didn't seem to work. So I'm guessing I need to use NetInfo ...

Like I wrote eariler, the Admin guide goes into detail about setting up NFS and AFP ... I'll probably have to configure it in Server-land, figure out how NI is modified, and then use that in regular OSX. Backwards engineer it.




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dev tools required?
Authored by: mert on Nov 14, '01 01:28:37PM

I was able to get this to work without having dev tools installed. It worked the first time and I did not have to deviate from the directions.

Regarding NetInfo...
I'm with dsauve, where does one get some "meaty" documentation about NetInfo? That PDF from Apple (Understanding and Using NetInfo) is too high level. I want to know what all the available properties and values are, and what they are used for. How was this sharepoints hint figured out? Trial and error? Mimicking what OS X Server did?

All you NetInfo gurus (or wannabees), please have a look at this thread on the Apple Discussion board (you can probably skip down to message #9) and help out if you can:

http://discussions.info.apple.com/webx?128@170.7gYDaMLmmdK^1@.ef7d12d

Thanks!



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