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Fri 14 May 2004
Weblog and DNS Enabler Bug Fixes
Category : Technology
There was a problem with the "Search This Weblog" function on the left side-bar. If there are more entries found than we've provided space for, there is a Read More... link at the bottom. The problem was that the Read More... anchor was acting funny. It didn't lead to the next set of entries properly. This has been fixed and the PHP code can be found in the Weblog article on the right side-bar.
Also, I wrote something called a DNS Enabler once to help people get around some problems when they're running a server behind an old Airport Base Station (the original ABS) - they're not able to "see" the server from machines sitting inside the local network, unless they run a local DNS server.
When Panther came out this little application broke and I never had the time to fix it. Until yesterday. I didn't think anybody needed it still until this week. So, that is also available for download from that page that talked about running an Internet server behind an Airport Base Station.
Now, that DNS Enabler is fixed, it's possible to build further on it. It's now programmed to identify a server on a fixed IP address (10.0.1.201) on an Airport network. But it should be possible to make it work with any user-specifiable IP address, and for multiple domains, and multiple servers.
The best interface I've ever used is QuickDNS Pro from Men and Mice, back in the days of OS 9. They've probably gone beyond the Mac, now. I'm thinking it's possible to do an interface quite like theirs, if imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. No, better do something different. If I can find the time.
So, the Mac's really good value for money, considering that you've got all these Internet services, built-in, out-of-the-box. They just need to be turned on and provided with configuration tools.
So we've got a lttle catalog of these : Sendmail Enabler, Postfix Enabler, DNS Enabler (no web page or tutorial for it, yet), and Luca. Hopefully, one day, you can go to this page and find all you need to turn on and run a business out of your Macs.