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Apple Mac OS X FAQ
Thursday, August 01, 2002
 
Setting up a NetInfo Parent
1. On server, used NetInfo Domain Setup to specify it as the NetInfo
Setting up a NetInfo Parent
1. On server, used NetInfo Domain Setup to specify it as the NetInfo
Parent. We entered the server's own address as the NetInfo Parent
Address and saved.

2. Use "Directory Setup" on the clients to 1) not use LDAP, and 2) use
the IP address of
the server

3. Use "Server Admin", Users & Groups, to create users in the network
domain (as
opposed to the local machine's domain).

4. Use "Server Admin" on the server to set up share points if
necessary. Click "automount"
and specify to automount to mount dynamically.
 
Ever Find Too Many Servers In Your Connect To Server Dialog Box?
Ever Find Too Many Servers In Your Connect To Server Dialog Box?
When you choose Go--> Connect to Server...(Command-K) in the Finder, you should see a list of all the servers you can choose to connect to. Sometimes you will see multiple entries for a computer or computers on your network. For example, my computer is named "Craig's Mac". Every so often when I try to mount a server volume I see six Craig's Mac items in the Connect to Server dialog box instead of the one I should see. It's annoying and unsightly, and worst of all, only one of the six actually works - selecting any of the other five brings on a quick episode of spinning beach ball as your Mac searches for a machine that doesn't exist.

This is due to SLP

The Apple recommended fix was this:
Launch Terminal. Type:
* cd.. (return)
* cd.. (return)
* cd var (return)
* sudo rm slp.regfile (return)

Now restart your Macintosh. When you revisit the Connect to Server dialog box, you should only see one instance of your Mac.

UNIX-to-English Translation:
* cd = change directory (change the active folder).
* .. = to parent directory (to the folder that contains this one)
* = execute (do what I just typed).
* So typing "cd.. (return) cd.. (return)" moves you up two levels in the directory tree.
* cd var (return) = changes directory to var (make the invisible folder "var" the active folder).
* sudo = act as root temporarily (lets you do things you canÕt usually do under UNIX).
* rm = remove (delete).
* slp.regfile = name of file to be rm-ed (name of file to be deleted).

If you want to see for yourself if the file slp.regfile is really in your var directory (folder), before typing the sudo line, type "ls (return)". That will display a list of files in the current directory (which should be var). Try using ls before you rm (remove) the file and then again after.

You can also just Trash the slpregistration file.



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