Severe Bash vulnerability affects Unix-based systems including Linux and Mac OSX

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On 25.09.2014 a severe internet security alert was issued for many Linux/Mac systems. stSoftware immediately patched all our cloud hosted servers in response to this alert.

We advise individuals or organisations with Unix-based systems they will need to patch all internet facing Linux/Mac servers immediately.

See Severe Bash vulnerability affects Unix-based systems including Linux and Mac OSX for more information on how to manage this internet security issue.

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How to use the "Web Folders" from Mac OS

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You can use cloud file manager as a web folder (webDAV) on Mac by "Map network drive" lunching Finder and choosing the menu item "connect to server" from the "Go" menu.

Connect to server

 Choose "Connect to a server"

Connect to server dialog

 

Then enter the URL of your Job Track server https://hostname/dav 

You'll then be asked for your user name and password:- 

 Enter your user name password

Now the files will be listed as if they were local to the Mac:-

Mac using webdav

How to define a RESTful Web Services?

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Overview

Representational State Transfer (ReST) has gained widespread acceptance across the Web as a simpler alternative to SOAP- and Web Services Description Language (WSDL)-based Web services.

The resources are acted upon by using a set of simple, well-defined operations. The REST architectural style constrains an architecture to a client/server architecture and is designed to use a stateless communication protocol, using HTTP/HTTPS.
 
The system allows a series of RESTful services to be defined. The ReST service will normally return a JSON