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Configuration Guide
Tips for Getting Started

Configure a Static IP Address for colocated servers

Open Apple Menu, and choose System Preferences:

  • Network
  • Click Ethernet
  • Under TCP/IP
    • Click ‘Configure IPv4’ as Manually
      • Enter the IP Address assigned to you
      • Enter the Subnet Mask assigned to you
      • Enter the Router / Gateway Assigned to you
  • Under DNS
    • Click the + Sign
      • Enter 216.126.35.8
      • Enter 216.24.175.3
  • Click Wi-Fi
    • Click ‘Turn Wi-Fi Off‘
    • Uncheck ‘Ask to join new networks’
    • Uncheck ‘Show Wi-Fi status in menu bar’

Other Recommended Settings

Desktop & Screen Saver

  • Set your background color to a solid color, or Black.
  • Set your screen saver to ‘never’

Security

  • Check “Disable remote control IR receiver”.

Bluetooth

  • Show All > Bluetooth
    • Click Advanced
    • Uncheck “Open Bluetooth Setup Assistant”
    • Click Ok
    • Uncheck the “On” checkbox in the main Bluetooth window.

Energy Saver

  • Display Sleep
    • Set to Never
  • Computer Sleep
    • Set to Never
  • Uncheck “Put the hard disks to sleep when possible”
  • Check “Wake for Ethernet network administrator access”
  • Uncheck “Allow power button to sleep the computer”
  • Check “Restart automatically after a power failure”
  • Click Schedule
    • Set Start up or wake Every day at 4AM (in case you ever accidentally shut your mac down permanently)

Sharing

  • Check “Screen Sharing”
    • Check “Allow access for All Users”
    • If you are using a firewall, ensure you open Port 5900 to allow for Screen Sharing access
  • Check ‘Remote Login’ (for SSH)
    • Check “Allow access for All Users”
    • If you are using a firewall, ensure you open Port 22 to allow for SSH access