Apple Releases AppleShare IP 6.0 -- Apple has released AppleShare IP 6.0, the latest version of the company's integrated server software. AppleShare IP 6.0 improves performance and adds major new features, including support for Windows clients using the Server Message Block protocol (SMB), IMAP4 support combined with Sherlock server-side searching technology, printing capabilities over TCP/IP, and support for third-party plug-ins. According to Apple, AppleShare IP requires a Power Macintosh with a PowerPC 601, 604, 604e, or G3 processor (or the Power Macintosh 6500), Mac OS 8.1 with Open Transport 1.3 or later, and 48 MB of RAM (with virtual memory, 64 MB without). Pricing is $499 for a 10-client license; Apple sells other licenses up to an unlimited client license that can support up to 500 simultaneous users for $1,499. [ACE]
Smarter Parental Controls
If you've been using the parental controls options in Mac OS X to lock your child out of using a particular computer late at night, but would like to employ a more clever technique to limit Internet access, turn to MAC address filtering on an Apple base station.
To do this, launch AirPort Utility, select your base station, and click Manual Setup. In the Access Control view, choose Time Access to turn on MAC filtering. You'll need to enter the MAC address of the particular computer, which (in 10.5 Leopard and 10.6 Snow Leopard) you can find in the Network System Preferences pane: click AirPort in the adapter list, and click Advanced. The AirPort ID is the MAC address.