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Mac OS X Innovators Contest Winners Announced

The winners of the third O’Reilly Mac OS X Innovators Contest have been announced. In the USA category, first place was awarded to Omni Outliner, with iBlog a close second. In the international category, iStopMotion took the top prize with ACSLogo coming in second place. F-Script received an honorable mention for its object-oriented scripting layer … Read more

SpamAssassin Configuration Fix

SpamAssassin users with certain configurations may find that messages they receive are mistakenly flagged as spam coming from open relays. The problem, discussed in more detail on the Use Perl site (along with a fix), appears to be caused by a distributed denial of service attack on open relay blacklist maintainer Osirusoft, who is now … Read more

More Load Balancing Tools

Following up on the note about redundant Apache clusters, Joyeur has a long list of load balancers that is also worth a look. One other tool that is not on that list is Crossroads. Are there any other load balancing tools that are missing from that list? Please let us know!

Redundant Apache Cluster via High-Availability Linux Project

Failover clusters are used to ensure high availability of system services and applications even through crashes, hardware failures, and environmental mishaps. Linux.com has an article that illustrates how to implement a two-node, high-availability Apache cluster with the heartbeat application from the High-Availability Linux Project, which the author has tested on Fedora Core 5, CentOS 4.3, … Read more

No News Yet on New Xserve

An eWeek article on Apple’s potential plans for an Intel-based Xserve leave a lot to the imagination. While Apple servers bearing Intel processors are widely expected to be released this year, there is no word from Apple or even from less-trusted sources as to when the Xserve might be refreshed or what the specifications might … Read more

Installing DarwinPorts on Mac OS X

This tutorial covers the introduction, installation, and configuration of DarwinPorts, a software package manager for the Tiger 10.4 version of Mac OS X, and a requisite tool for nearly all subsequent Server Codex tutorials. Why Use a Package Manager? While most Mac software is installed simply by dragging the application to your Applications folder, server … Read more