What's New in Mac OS X 10.3 Panther
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Miscellaneous application improvements
The Console application is a centralized log viewer. It now sports a browseable pane of common log files and directories.
If you are watching a particular log file, you can have Console notify you when it changes, either by bouncing its dock icon or bringing the entire application to the front.
Directory Access enables, disables, and configures directory services. New in Mac OS X 10.3 is native support for Microsoft's Active Directory.
You can specify the default Active Directory server to connect to by selecting Active Directory and choosing "Configure", which brings up a window for binding to an Active Directory server.
You can also bind to a NIS server by enabling "BSD Flat File and NIS" and choosing "Configure". Learn more about NIS.
The Terminal application now has a Connect to Server window, which allows you to browse your network for SSH, FTP, SFTP, and telnet servers, and then opens a new terminal window with the connection.