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Command Control Power • Apple Tech Support & Business Talk

Sep 1, 2015


Recorded on August 25, 2015


The CCP Team is joined by Tom Bridge, Partner at Technolutionary, IT services firm in Washington DC area -

Tom is very active as part of the MacDMV Advisory Groupin the DC, MD and VA area. MacDMV’s website - and Twitter: @mac_dmv

- The discussion begins with System Integrity Protection, the new rootless mode in El Capitan 10.11.
Tom publishes a TinyLetter where he discusses the information presented by Rich Trouton at MacDMV

System Integrity Protection

- Tom recounts some of his experiences creating WiFi access for a major performance venue.
Ruckus WiFi System

Tom Bridge and Chris Dawe slide presentation from: 2015 Mac Admins Conference at Penn State
Fundamentals of Wi-Fi (or, Arguing with Physics) – Tom Bridge, Chris Dawe -

Other mentions:
Jeanette Lee From Ruckus - Twitter: @ruckusgirl
NetSpot Pro for Site Surveys -
Google’s new OnHub Product -
Andrew von Nagy @revolutionwifi & Glenn Fleishman @GlennF on Twitter.

According to the Wirecutter 2014 the best Best Powerline Networking Kit is the ZyXEL 1200 Mbps Powerline AV1200 Gigabit Adapter Kit (PLA5405KIT).

The white paper Tom mentions on Beam Forming, from Ruckus:

The Wirecutter Reviews Google's OnHub - "The OnHub’s performance at close range (with a laptop in the same room as the router) was 42 percent and 47 percent slower than the similarly priced AirPort Extreme" -

Will WiFi Kill Us? - "WiFi or RF is light in a different spectrum"

Munki is a set of tools that, used together with a webserver-based repository of packages and package metadata, can be used by OS X administrators to manage software installs (and in many cases removals) on OS X client machines. 
Munki -

AutoPkg is a system for automatically preparing software for distribution to managed clients. Recipes allow you to specify a series of simple actions which combined together can perform complex tasks, similar to Automator workflows or Unix pipes.
Munki-In-A-Box -

Brian Best's Product Incorporating Munki, GruntWork "Install Mac-MSP Gruntwork and let us take care of the time consuming and mundane “grunt work” – while you and your team work on what really matters: delivering your expertise, building projects that bring you revenue, and making your organization more efficient."

Fact: Facebook uses Munki for package management!

- The discussion closes with some great advice about why you should use Caching Server.

Slack for Mac Admins: A primer: Why should you be on Slack? -

You can find Tom Bridge on Twitter at @tbridge

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