View Full Version : Running Open Directory Master on a gateway

Apr 25, 2009, 09:37 AM
Dear all,

I'm enjoying myself with an old G4 Xserve and Leopard Server 10.5.6 - an Xserve is such a beautiful thing, and I don't need to worry about heating my spare room now ;-)

Anyway, I had a play with the Gateway Setup Assistant and got everything working fine - even the VPN worked after enabling some firewall rules (strangely the assistant didn't enable to rules that the manual on the Apple website said it should have done. Meh!) Anyway, VPN, DHCP, NAT etc, gateway wise, everything was working.

Then for my next trick - setting up an Open Directory Master. It seemed to knock my public IP address off, only giving my self-assigned IPs. I have a dyncamic IP address from Virgin Media. When trying to set up DNS, I used the host name the public address gave me (using changeip -checkhostname).

It's not a live system, just playing really, but is there a trick to getting Open Directory (Kerberos) running on an Xserve with an internal and external (dynamic) IP?

I feel a rebuild coming on.

All the best - long live MAC Rumors.