2 More finals left to go, the Math 273 (Calculus 3) and CE 211 (Statics). Forgot a calculator for my assembly language programming class so lost some easy points because of a clock frequency, this many clock cycles, how long will it take? question.
Lets see what else has happened since last journal? I got promoted to mac tech where I work, so that means I am responible for about a dozen macs as both a tech and as software developer (at least I think the developer is part of my jobs for this at the moment). From what I under stand next semester they want to split it into 2 jobs, one is the tech to fix and maintain the machines, and the other is the development.
Among other things I did today I think I fixed a problem with the network home directory mappings on the OS X 10.3 machines that worked fine under 10.3.2 that failed to map the home directories in 10.3.3. For now I have a temp solution(kludge?) on one machine to verify that it actually works. If it works then I'll talk to the people elsewhere to get it fixed for the rest of the machines (LDAP stuff in an Active Directory I think is how this is all accessed). For those who are currious (and beleive me, it took a while until I found what I was looking for, some keywords 10.3.3 failed home directory homedirectory mappings smb not found mount), the mounts from the LDAP server was passing a string like this:
"url==afp://;AUTH=NO%20USER%20AUTHENT@server/Share" -For note that is one whole line, no spaces, if you see a space just remove it.(thats what the %20s are for)
in one part of the VFSOpts field, well it worked for the 10.2.8 machines and the 10.3.2 machines, despite the fact that they had been mounting to a windows server using SMB for the actual home directories(and had the SMB stuff under the users HomeDirectory entry from LDAP), so for now that machine has a manual NetInfo entry of :
"url==smb://;AUTH=NO%20USER%20AUTHENT@server/Share" -See previous thing about spaces
and appears to be mounting it correctly, at least it didn't complain about not being able to find the user's home directory. Testing that with the 10.2.8 installation on a laptop I have (part of the job ) seemed to suggest that 10.2.8 has no problem using smb in there either. (and yes, all the home directories on the OS X machines use SMB for connection to the network server for users with the exception of the administrative account on the machine). So to make it simple, 10.2.8 and 10.3.2 I have verified that it makes no difference in the entry for it to be AFP or SMB there, but in 10.3.3 it does make a difference (actually did not do the manual NetInfo entry with AFP because the LDAP stuff was already passing it that way). All of the old reference material said the AFP way, but it also said you couldn't have SMB home dirs, well 10.3 I think did offer home dirs via SMB and 10.2.8 also supports home dirs via SMB.