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    AppleShare IP Server 6.1 is optimized for Mac OS 8.5. Key new features include remote web administration, TCP/IP filtering, Sherlock searching support, multi-hosting web support, and shared IMAP folders.

    Aqua Connect is the leader for the Mac terminal server. The Aqua Connect Terminal Server delivers the Mac OS X experience to diverse hardware, software platforms and mobile devices including older Macintosh systems, PC hardware, smart phones and other thin clients.

    Whenever possible, update to the latest ASIP and latest AppleShare clients. This will ensure that you will all the latest bug fixes. None of this info in this document is guarantee to be correct! A lot of this information has come from past postings to the ASIP mailing list. It just seemed like a good idea to put them into a common file.

    The Bioinformatics Cluster is a based on the Xserve G5, and, as the name implies, is configured specifically for bio sciences. The solution comes with a software package from The Bio Team. Eric Ross administrates a small 8 node cluster of Xserves for the Alejandro Sanchez Alvarado Laboratory and will give a general discussion of the setup and usage, a short cluster demonstration, overview of management tools and techniques and overall evaluation.

    ExtremeZ-IP is in AFP & Print server used by thousands of customers worldwide who depend on it for reliable file sharing between their Mac desktops and Windows servers.

    An overview of Mac OS X Server 10 covering history, cost, hardware, requirements, installation, migration, services, issues, training, and updates.

    Mac OS X 10.5 Server brings many new features, services including iCal Server, Wiki Server, and Podcast Producer Server. Also, introduces updates to many other services, such as as Apache 2.2, MySQL 5, Apache Tomcat 6, QuickTime Streaming Server 6, iChat Server 2, Xgrid 2, and Open Directory 4. Dan will give an overview of new services, updates, and changes with Mac OS X 10.5 Server.

    Mac OS X 10.6 Server brings many new features, services including iCal Server 2, Wiki Server 2, and Podcast Producer Server 2. Other features are Mobile Access Server, iChat Server, improved Mail Services, and an enhanced VPN. Dan Sinema gives an overview of new services, updates, and changes with Mac OS X 10.6 Server.

    Lance Ogletree of Rice University, Joel Rennich and Josh Wisenbaker from AFP548, and Jim Foraker of Carnegie Mellon explore issues surrounding deployment of Network Home Directories. The cornerstone of many enterprise deployments is leveraging existing network infrastructures. One of the growing areas in the enterprise is the use of global network directories. Join us for an open discussion of network homes and directory services. This session will be conducted by an informal panel in which the audience can help drive the discussion related to our topics.

    An overview of the issues, and workarounds for the "Network Trash Folder" on ASIP file servers.

    PaperCut NG for Mac is a print quota, charging, logging and monitoring tool designed for multi-user networks. The software has been in use to manage printing in Windows environments since 1999 and this is PaperCut Software's first Mac release. The software works by integrating via CUPS and supports advanced feature such as popup client, share accounts, print job filtering based on document attributes, LDAP integration, and release station for secure printing. The Mac version has all the same features as the successful Windows and Linux versions. Chris Dance is a one of the developers of PaperCut NG.

    This presentation will cover essential account management information with a focus on the mobile account with portable home directory. When and why Apple recommends the various account types - local, network, and mobile - and details on how the mobile account/PHD is designed to work; plus best practices for deploying MA/PHDs as well as possible futures for the MA/PHD as Leopard draws near.

    Privoxy is a web proxy with advanced filtering capabilities for protecting privacy, filtering web page content, managing cookies, controlling access, and removing ads, banners, pop-ups and other obnoxious Internet junk. Privoxy has a very flexible configuration and can be customized to suit individual needs and tastes. Privoxy has application for both stand-alone systems and multi-user networks. Scott will give an overview of the software and how his department has implemented it for public access kiosks to control users web access.

    Mac OS X 10.5 is advertised as the premier platform for Ruby on Rails development. The Rails framework and several related tools now come bundled with the operating system. Additional features have been added to Mac OS X 10.5 Server to aid in the hosting and deployment of Ruby on Rails applications.

    The computer industry ebbs and flows between centralization and decentralization of services. Today, it's hot to decentralize storage across Fiber Channel SANs, the architecture resembling a mixing metaphor of "clustering" and "networking." This new market provides the ability for a reasearch group (or a company) to purchase resources in small increments, file, backup, and caching storage solutions. The Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute recently made a move into the commodity based SAN market via Apple's XServe, XRaid, and soon to be XSan. The talk zips through (in 30 minutes) how SCI arrived at this decision, what is SCI's current setup, and where SCI plans to go. The talk will wind down with a roundtable discussion.

    A presentation on Apache Tomcat used in Mac OS X Server. Presentation covers, how to install Tomcat 5.5.x on Mac OS X Server as a standalone application, how to develop and install web applications, and some configuration quirks & gotchas.

    Tomcat is the leading open source technology for J2EE, Sun Microsystem's Java 2 for Enterprise Applications. In this session, we will look at ways to create secure virtual hosts in Tomcat 5.x & Mac OS X 10.4 Server and understand the terms associated with developing and deploying web applications.

    Last fall the College of Pharmacy deployed a web-based Admissions System for their doctor of Pharmacy Professional Program which had been developed using FileMaker Software exclusively. Joe will present on his experience using FileMaker as a web development tool and discuss what he sees as the advantages and also major disadvantages of using FileMaker software for web application development.

    Built around Xserve G5, the Apple Workgroup Cluster for Bioinformatics combines all the hardware, software, infrastructure and support you need in a turnkey solution for one bundled price. This all-inclusive, high-performance computing cluster is designed to allow any bench scientist to configure, operate and maintain the system with no specialized IT knowledge. It includes the BioTeam's iNquiry, a suite of 200 pre-configured bioinformatics applications. Dan Sinema of Apple Computer will give an overview of the system and answer questions from attendee's.