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Tue 12 Aug 2008

R & D

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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.

Mac OS X plus Cocoa is a fantastically powerful development platform. The System Configuration framework is at the heart of why the Mac often appears to be so smart, especially when it knows how to reconfigure itself so smoothly when you move around networks. And the fun thing is that your own application can get access to all these intelligences and plug itself onto all these notifications, too. Oh, the things you can do with it ...

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