Business Machine

Technology, business
and innovation.

And, not least, about
the Mac.

Weblog Archive Cutedge

by: Bernard Teo

Creative Commons License

Copyright © 2003-2012
Bernard Teo
Some Rights Reserved.

The Ultimate Business Machine - Archives

List of Categories : Database * Technology * Commentary * Singapore * Travel *

Sun 17 Jul 2005

Airport 4.2 and Airport Base Station 5.6 Updates

Category : Technology/airport5dot6firmware.txt

I applied the Airport Base Station 5.6 Firmware Update and it stopped being able connect to the broadband modem. So for a couple of sessions over the weekend, we were off the air (or blogosphere) for about half an hour each.

If you're trying to get here and couldn't connect, that was the cause.

Fortunately I have a spare base station somewhere else. While I went to retrieve it, we were running the server directly off the broadband modem, and using the server's Airport card to share its connection with the other machines on our network.

And I was thinking about how things still work while we're getting flustered. At times like these, you can't think, you just want to get back up as quickly as possible. And thankfully, just three clicks later, we've got server's Airport card sharing its broadband connection to everybody else on the network. So our Disaster Recovery Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) works.

I'm now running the system off the spare base station. As for the "spoilt" one, we went over to Hai Hwee's house, did a hardware reset, and found that it worked again on her broadband connection. So I'm going to switch everything back, later today, at about three or four in the afternoon, when my server's at its quietest time of the day.

Posted at 12:59AM UTC | permalink

Put your Mac to Work Now how would you do something like that?

Weblogs. Download and start a weblog of your own.

A Mac Business Toolbox
A survey of the possibilities

A Business Scenario
How we could use Macs in businesses

VPN Enabler for Mavericks

MailServe for Mavericks

DNS Enabler for Mavericks

DNS Agent for Mavericks

WebMon for Mavericks

Luca for Mavericks

Liya for Mountain Lion & Mavericks

Postfix Enabler for Tiger and Panther

Sendmail Enabler for Jaguar

Services running on this server, a Mac Mini running Mac OS X 10.9.2 Mavericks:

  • Apache 2 Web Server
  • Postfix Mail Server
  • Dovecot IMAP Server
  • Fetchmail
  • SpamBayes Spam Filter
  • Procmail
  • BIND DNS Server
  • DNS Agent
  • WebDAV Server
  • VPN Server
  • PHP-based weblog
  • MySQL database
  • PostgreSQL database

all set up using MailServe, WebMon, DNS Enabler, DNS Agent, VPN Enabler, Liya and our SQL installers, all on Mavericks.