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Tue 12 Aug 2008
R & D
Category : Commentary/RandD.txt
This is a little application I made to test my understanding of Cocoa's System Configuration Framework, to see if I can mimic the behaviour of the Mac's Network Preferences panel.
To build more intelligence into MailServe and DNS Enabler I need to tell, for example, what network range the Mac is on, and whether there is a DNS Server already assigned to it and, if not, to be able to assign it for the user.
And I need to know what location the Mac is on because, if I know that, I can assign the right smart host that will work in that location.
This is something I've been wanting to work on for some time and I think I've finally cracked it.
All these will find their way into future versions of MailServe and DNS Enabler.