Articles in the System Administration category

  1. Command Logging is Vital to System Administration

    Posted on in System Administration

    If you're like me, it probably seems obvious that command logging is an important part of system administration. Any change I make, whether it's on a router or server, is logged somewhere. Although folks give plenty of reasons why they don't use tools like sudo for super-user functions (inconvenience and …

  2. Adding Mac OS X Users Remotely

    Posted on in System Administration

    Important commands: ditto nicl nidump passwd

    If you're like me, you might be occasionally called upon to remotely manage a few Mac OS X systems. The environment I'm working in only allows SSH access to these systems, so everything must be done from the command line.

    Unlike Linux and most …

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