Thunderbolt Gigabit Ethernet

I have been using Apple’s Thunderbolt Gigabit Ethernet adapter for about 10 months now with my 15″ Retina (Early 2013), and I have had some interesting experiences. The Thunderbolt Gigabit adapter was buggy with Mountain Lion, but is equally buggy with Mavericks. When the adapter is used, these are typical: Machine frequently does not wake […]

Open Letter To Tim Cook

  Mr. Cook;   I bought my first Mac in March of 1985, and I have been a loyal Apple customer ever since. I have been responsible for sales of hundreds of Apple products over the past 29 years through my passionate Apple evangelism.   However, over the past 2-3 years, I have been getting […]

Mail Keeps Asking For Password – Take 4

Reading through everything here (especially earlier posts until resolutions appear) is helpful. What made everything work for me is detailed there, but in very short summary: Running server as .local Running DNS on server, and all manually entered. All clients are using the server as DNS. Any changes you make to the name under which you serve, kinda requires […]

Mail Keeps Asking For Password – Take 3

10.9.1 broke this again. Following this solves the problem. But it does not stick. If you log into to your server with the same user, and launch mail, you’re back to square one. Mail <-> Keychain interaction in server-client set-up remains badly broken. UPDATE: The problem is still here with 10.9.1 and server 3.0.2. The only solution I […]

Mail Keeps Asking For Password – Take 2

I permanently solved it using these instructions, in particular the ones under repair access control. In summary this is what you need to do: Open your keychain on client. Select login and Passwords respectively on the left panel boxes. For each and every email account, get info (command I) and under Access Control, add the I noticed I had more than […]

Mail Keeps Asking For Password

This is a very irritating problem. The solution is to log into your client, open Keychain, run Keychain First Aid under file menu. If it fails to find your keychain, note the path, mount the disk that it is looking for, and rerun. In short, you need to have the disk that your keychain is […]

Network Users Cannot Login – Server 3.0 – Take 6

I am now fully up, just to reiterate my painful steps, and with some of the trivial details to help the less experienced: Image the server using Carbon Copy Cloner. (I used the version 3.4.7, the last free version, which seems to be still running OK with Mavericks.) Using .local set-up. My external domain name […]

Little Snitch And Mavericks

For people who continue having difficulties with a properly set-up Mavericks server and client, if you happen to have Little Snitch 3.3 installed, you may want to experiment with disabling it on both the client and the server sides. Little Snitch 3 seems to work fine on the server and on the client unless both […]

SSD Performance

I have an early 2013 Retina 15″ with a SanDisk (SD256E) SSD, also have a SanDisk Extreme, and a SSDNow V300. In all frankness, I cannot tell the difference between the three in terms of speed. They are all pretty fast. BOOTNOTE: Mavericks is  booting up slower on all of my machines, all on SSDs, and I believe […]

Network Users Cannot Login – Server 3.0 – Take 5

I believe I may have identified the final guilty party in my saga, and it looks like it is Little Snitch 3.3. As mentioned here previously, through the steps we have taken, we got it mostly working with some of us having continued difficulty with Mavericks client with Mavericks server. In my case, I had […]