Dan, top quality entertainment as always. Conrad, I thought this list
was on moderation?
Every time the list goes on moderation, its usefulness decreases.
Part of the advantage of mailing lists is that they can be somewhat
immediate. We need to police ourselves better. Perhaps grow tougher
skin. If you think about it, short of someone threatening you or
being offensively off-topic (remember that wacko going on about the
alien conspiracy?), there's really no reason to have the listmom
intervene. If Dan annoys you, do what I did and tell him he's a doink
=). Seriously, Dan is like a nut. Though the shell is hard and scaly,
the meat inside (or "Nutmeat" as Colbert says) is worthwhile. You
just have to get past the shell.
Now, back to the technical...
I understand the original poster's frustration in a sense. If the
server is in a mixed and/or remote environment, using AFP/GUI
mechanisms to change password is not feasible. I started a thread
that touched on this a few months back ("securely getting passwords
to remote users"). Everyone here is hip to Paul Suh's work. Is this
the type of thing that should be incorporated into the OS? Are web
interfaces perhaps the next step in client preference management for
OSX Server? Although originally designed as a Workgroup server, it is
being used more and more in remote-only situations (web, email,
blogging, podcasting, etc.). Perhaps we can have a civil discussion
about the pros/cons of providing such a service and maybe approach
Apple through the appropriate channels about it.
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