Enable FTP Server in Mac OS X El Capitan

There’s no need to download an FTP server with OS X El Capitan.  Apple has embedded an FTP server than you can turn on easily!  


  P.S.  FTP is insecure, but sometimes you can’t avoid it!

Down for a couple days…

I upgraded this server from OS X Mountain Lion Server to OS X Mavericks Server two nights ago….. The server is remotely managed by Macstadium and they HOOKED me up when it didn’t return from the upgrade.  They rebuilt the upgrade from USB and  put it back where it needed to be!  Kudos to Phil @ … Continue Reading

Enable VNC from Command line on a Mac

I rarely use VNC because there are more secure methods of remote management out there. But sometimes, when those methods fail, I need a backup. Here’s a way to turn on VNC from the command line in Mac OS X:

If you need to reset the VNC password via command line use this command … Continue Reading

Where is httpd.conf on Mac OS X Server?

Mac OS X Server is awesome! But it “hides” configuration files for some of the services it runs. Finding them can be a pain… This is the directory where OS X Server puts all of the relevant httpd.conf files: /Library/Server/Web/Config/apache2/sites/

Setup vsftpd on Linux

Most vanilla installs of Linux don’t come with an FTP server. There’s a really easy way to remedy that when your server has internet access! Just install vsftpd! First you install it: yum install vsftpd Then you edit the config file cd /etc/vsftpd vi vsftpd.conf Then you change the root directory: local_root=/ftp Then you start … Continue Reading

Change the SSHd port on Mac OS X

If you enable SSH on your mac, you’ll notice that you can’t easily change the listening port. This means that if you leave your computer connected for any time to the Internet you’ll see all sorts of brute force login attempts in /var/log/system.log. To change the default port (22) of SSH on a Mac it’s … Continue Reading