Mac OS X is an operating system from Apple Inc. It was the successor to Mac OS 9 and here the 'X' means 10. Mac OS X is based upon the NeXTSTEP and OpenStep OSes developed in the 1980s and 1990s by NeXT Inc., which Apple purchased in 1996.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (2)

-2
votes
0answers
12 views

new OSX server leeches on my old one

This was unexpected! I set up a brand new Mini with OS X server today and I was expecting a lovely clean experience but lo and behold it sucked in all my current OD from my old server! How can I stop ...
2
votes
2answers
14 views

How do I request a certificate from CEP / CES on a Microsoft CA on OSX or Linux?

This article describes how to request a certificate from AD CS (Active Directory Certificate Services) from a non-domain joined windows computer. I would think the same principals apply to non ...
0
votes
0answers
10 views

OS X Server - httpd processes hogging CPU

I'm using OS X Server (4.0.3) on Yosemite (10.10.2), but noticing that the Apache processes are consuming a lot of the i7 CPU: http://i.imgur.com/pnqJOBY.png Can anybody explain why it's so high ...
0
votes
0answers
10 views

Macs Users aren't able to Change Password via VPN

I have few users who uses Macs laptop at my company, and it came to my attention that they are unable to change their Domain password via VPN. The Macs are running OS X Yosemite, and this only effects ...
3
votes
0answers
31 views

What does the suffix letter mean in the PRI column of “ps -M pid” under MacOS/X? [migrated]

When I execute this command under MacOS/X: ps -M 9358 I get this output: USER PID TT %CPU STAT PRI STIME UTIME COMMAND jaf 9358 s009 0.0 S 31T 0:00.21 0:00.32 ...
0
votes
1answer
6 views

Why does hg choke when I veto resource forks on Samba?

I have a few users using Mercurial over Linux Samba shares, mounted on their Macs. The Samba server has the following veto rules (well discussed both here on this site and elsewhere) to prevent Macs ...
0
votes
1answer
20 views

Remote administration for Mac OS X?

I've inherited a Jenkins cluster of six Macs, all of which sit in a server room and are accessible on the internal network only, but have a shared admin user and VNC password for Mac OS X (To clarify: ...
1
vote
0answers
31 views

OSX two-factor Authentication for ARD and VNC

I am looking at the possibility to add two-factor authentication , using linOTP and Radius, to all network logins ( Servers, Workstations, Switches, etc... ) So far I have been able to set this up for ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

Yosemite share imac webserver in localnetwork (ipad, iphone)

I have a server running on my imac (port 8000) and I want my ipad to be able to visit it through the local network so I set this rule using pf anchors (hence ipfw is gone).. It doesn't work, what am ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

Extreme latency establishing MySQL and SSH connections host->guest using Virtualbox on OSX 10.10 [closed]

Running the latest version of VirtualBox on OSX 10.10 (Yosemite). Connections to services running on a Ubuntu 14.04 guest are extremely slow, regardless of VirtualBox networking configuration. I'm ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

gpg disables agent use

I am trying to sign files using gpg and the gpg-agent. Just to clarify my env: $ gpg --version gpg (GnuPG) 1.4.18 $ chmod 700 $HOME/.gnupg $ chmod 600 $HOME/.gnupg/gpg-agent.conf $ chmod 600 ...
-2
votes
1answer
52 views

SSH connection manager on Mac OSX (An alternative to PuTTY/MTPuTTY?) [closed]

On a Windows PC, I always found it helpful to store SSH connection details in a tool like PuTTY (and in extension MTPuTTY). It offers: - a clean overview of which hosts I connect to - terminal ...
2
votes
0answers
58 views

How to change the sshd listen address on Mac OS X?

This question is similar to the question here, about changing the sshd port on Mac OSX, but instead of changing the port number, I want to change the listen address of my Mac's ssh server. Setting it ...
0
votes
0answers
34 views

No connection from one Mac OS X workstation to Qnap TS-470 Pro NAS

We face a very strange problem which we are unable to debug ourselves. Suddenly one of our Mac OS X workstations (connection wirelessly to the network) was unable to connect to the Qnap TS-470 Pro NAS ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

Accessing VM loopback IP from Host

My host machine runs OSX 10.9.2 and it is running a windows 7 VM using NAT. In the guest machine 10.0.2.2 points to the localhost of my host. However I want to be able to debug the same web ...
0
votes
0answers
4 views

SSH to a local VirtualBox with Ubuntu [migrated]

I installed an Ubuntu server image on VirtualBox. Next I configured port forwarding 2222=>22. When I use the following command things work ok : ssh -p 2222 java@127.0.0.1 Password is prompted and ...
-1
votes
1answer
70 views

OS X 10.10 Localhost Environment using nginx, mysql, and php via Homebrew

I am running Mac OSX 10.10 Yosemite with homebrew. I was using a localhost environment using MAMP and I wanted something that was less of a resource hog and without all the bloated extras. I have ...
1
vote
1answer
46 views

Dynamic Global Hostname and nsupdate do not send update to authoritative nameserver

I'm trying to do DDNS. I have two Apple products: an Airport Extreme and a Macbook Air, and I want to update my DDNS server via the "Dynamic Global Hostname" feature. I setup DDNS in the cloud ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

How can I inform Mac OS and iOS clients of VPN routes? [migrated]

On my home network (10.0.0.0/24) I have my Macs and iOS devices (the others don't matter). LAN clients gain IPv4 and IPv6 (native) access via an Airport Extreme (AEBS) connected to a cable modem on ...
0
votes
1answer
44 views

Root chmod operation not permitted on file

I am unable to add group write to a file on Mac OSX server using root. I'm guessing root on OSX is not really root then. Does anyone know how I can proceed? Any operation on this file that requires ...
0
votes
0answers
4 views

Known hosts file keeps getting deleted [migrated]

Have a weird issue where my known_hosts file is getting deleted periodically. Is there any way I can watch the file to see what may be deleting it? Any OSX logs that can be monitored to see what might ...
0
votes
1answer
23 views

same port opened - one on the asterisk (*) address and one on localhost

running on Mac with two jetty instances i've arrived to this peculiar situation: ~$ lsof -ni :9905 COMMAND PID USER FD TYPE DEVICE SIZE/OFF NODE NAME java 40320 ******* 394u ...
0
votes
0answers
8 views

Profile Manager profile as different user

I have created a configuration profile and I need to install it on a large number of labs. I have tried running it on a test machine and it works if launched from the GUI. I would rather not launch ...
0
votes
0answers
5 views

OSX Yosemite can't bind brew nginx to port 80 [migrated]

Installed nginx and php-fpm via Homebrew. I've disabled native Apache 2.4 that comes with OSX by running: glfx:~ glfx$ sudo launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/org.apache.httpd.plist ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

vim - “Press ENTER or type command to continue” right after loading only? [migrated]

Recently my vim has developed the habit of displaying Press ENTER or type command to continue the first time I do certain things right after I open it. For example, if I'm at my shell prompt and type ...
0
votes
1answer
23 views

Detailed logging of OS X [closed]

The company I work at is going from small business to medium along with new HR requirements. We mainly have OS X workstations. I'd like a solution where all of these workstations log to a local ...
0
votes
1answer
49 views

sudo: unable to execute … bad address - what is it and how to fix it?

I have a set of scripts which finishes up client machine deployment after executing a fairly generic NetRestore image. The main script runs under root privileges, and then calls another, "user" ...
-1
votes
1answer
39 views

How do I disable network / wifi for guest account in OS X?

I have an OS X machine (Mavericks) that I want to use as a public machine. For this reason I have activated the guest account. However, I can't figure out how to disable the ability for the guest user ...
0
votes
2answers
40 views

Private Network Interface between to MacOSX servers

We would like to set up and private single cable connection between two Mavericks servers, that also need to talk to the rest-of-the-world. The two servers for sake of argument are DB and Web. There ...
1
vote
1answer
36 views

Mac computer names conflicting with Windows computer names

A few months ago, we had an issue where an employee (for god knows what reason) decided to rename one of the conference room Mac minis to the same name as one of our domain controllers. The result was ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

How can I proxy requests to a specific IP to a different IP on OS X?

On OS X how can I setup a route so that when I make a request to 10.0.0.1 it is redirected to localhost? Right now I can do curl localhost:3000 and get back a blob of HTML from my running node web ...
0
votes
1answer
30 views

ssh-agent not caching one key, but caches another

I'm on Mac OS X 10.9.5 and ssh agent is working just fine for two of my keys (include the main one, ~/.ssh/id_rsa). However, for my AWS key, it asks me for the passphase every time. I'm unsure why. ...
2
votes
1answer
60 views

How to make BSDP NetBoot image selection from a script on OS X 10.9+?

Background: BSDP is Apple's protocol used to discover and make selections on NetBoot servers on the network (Not to be confused with PC-style PXE boot). specs (Word doc). Long story short - it's a ...
1
vote
0answers
25 views

Dovecot logs showing user disconnected

So one of my users has an issue with connecting to the IMAP server. She's on OSX and has tried setting up Mac Mail and Thunderbird. In both cases the client times out when trying to connect to the ...
0
votes
0answers
68 views

Mac OS X > pfctl > How to limit Bandwidth for a specific port?

I need to limit the Bandwidth of our Apache Server (which runs on port 80 by default). It was easy with ipfw as follows: sudo ipfw pipe 1 config bw 100Kbytes/s sudo ipfw add 1 pipe 1 src-port 80 ...
1
vote
1answer
41 views

Port 445 open to Mac but closed to Linux?

I'm running a Windows 7 Ultimate, and I'm attempting to set up file sharing (SMB). I have a Linux system which can't seem to connect. When running mmap in Linux to scan port 445, I see that the port ...
10
votes
1answer
207 views

What do the OS X authorization mechanisms actually do?

Background  I'm trying to glean a better understanding of the OS X login process, in order to decide the best way for achieving VPN Single Sign On. Please do correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe ...
0
votes
1answer
49 views

rsync on OS X changes folder's group name to _lpoperator

Here is how to demo the problem: Grab Terminal on OSX, and run cd ~ && mkdir abc && ls -l ~/ Here is the output about folder "abc": drwxr-xr-x 2 justin staff 68 Jan 4 ...
0
votes
0answers
95 views

Yosemite Server: Enable PHP web applications does not stay checked

When I select the checkmark "Enable PHP web applications" in the server.app and switch to a nother service and switch back the checkmark is unselected again. If I do the same for "Enable Python web ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Automated the reflection connecting process by taken connection details from file

How to automate the Reflection connection? For example In order to connect to linux1 machine I need to do the following manual steps Open reflection window --> click on connection setup button ...
1
vote
0answers
121 views

2006: MySQL server has gone away

I am getting 'Lost connection to MySQL server' and '2006: MySQL server has gone away' errors so frequently that the server is unusable. There are questions related to this issue, but none that apply ...
0
votes
1answer
102 views

OSX Maverick Java version's mess

I have installed from the Oracle website, the latest version of Java needed to run Cassandra. Unfortunately, I still get the error message : "Cassandra 2.0 and later require Java 7u25 or later." ...
0
votes
1answer
38 views

Moving MySQL files from Mac to Linux

I had a mysql server running on a Mac. Unfortunately, the Mac died. However, I got a backup. I am now trying to restore the server on a Linux machine. I have moved the mysql files located in ...
0
votes
1answer
193 views

How can one force Open Directory server to provide its full certificate chain to connecting clients?

The Problem We've created an Open Directory master on OSX 10.10 Yosemite + Server.app v4: $ sudo slapconfig -createldapmasterandadmin admin Administrator 1000 Which generates a root CA, an ...
0
votes
1answer
135 views

How to enable DIGEST-MD5 SASL mechanism in Open Directory?

We've created an Open Directory master on OSX 10.10 Yosemite + Server.app v4: $ sudo slapconfig -createldapmasterandadmin admin Administrator 1000 But it doesn't support DIGEST-MD5: $ ldapsearch ...
1
vote
0answers
86 views

Permissions on Windows share being accessed from a Mac - Access denied but should not be

I have a weird problem for some Mac users accessing a Windows (2012) share where the folders are 'locked down' i.e users can not create folders, only files. In essence they have all permissions ...
5
votes
1answer
87 views

How can one enable DES-encrypted keys on an Apple KDC?

We are running a KDC on OS X 10.10 Yosemite, to which we have added a service principal for remotely accessing a (legacy) host: $ kadmin add -r host/a.b.c.d@REALM Since the host only supports ...
0
votes
0answers
59 views

route vpn over wifi when ethernet is first priority

I have a very special problem and google couldn't help me so far. I usually connect to the Internet via ethernet (en3). For some applications etc I need a wifi connection (en1). So my service order ...
-3
votes
1answer
560 views

OS X Mavericks (or Yosemite) on new VM in Vsphere? [closed]

Am I able to install OS X on a VM in VMware VSphere Client? I've already got ESXi 5.5 installed on my testing environment at home on my Dell PowerEdge server with 4 VMs running windows OS's accessing ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

OSX Server : Folders randomly going missing

I have OSX Mavericks with the Server app sharing files on our network. I am also running SMBUp for windows pcs. Randomly the two mounts will be set to hidden stopping users from being able to view ...