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.

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Allowing non-admins to create share points on OS X

Is there any way to allow non-admin users to create share points in OS X? I need to allow a certain group of users to share connected drives with other machines owned by the same users without ...
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Mac OSX - SSHD partially broken after El Capitan Upgrade

I recently upgraded my firm's Mac Mini device to El Capitan from Yosemite, and encountered several issues during the upgrade. I've gotten most of them resolved but one that's still failing is the SSH ...
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Does Outlook 2016 for Mac support Exchange 2010(v14.0)?

Some Mac users have updated from Outlook 2011 to 2016 and now are having troubles connecting to an on premise Exchange server with their credentials. The error is "Authentication failed. Check your ...
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Install os x El Capitan on hdd partition [migrated]

this is perhaps a fools question or a duplicate but I have to ask it anyway. I have a Macbook Pro which has OS X Mavericks installed and I want to upgrade to OS X El Capitan, my HDD is partitiones as ...
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OS X 10.10 Mail.app - preferences resetting themselves

I cannot change the preferences for Mail... if I select a different setting, it instantly reverts to what it was before. ls -l Library/Mail/V2/MailData shows that I own all the plists, they're ...
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OSX how to drop packets randomly

I am testing the resilience of one of our streaming applications to handle packet losses. On linux machines I normally use iptables to randomly drop packets like this: iptables -A INPUT -m statistic ...
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Active Directory Authentication from the Internet [duplicate]

I need some help finding a good solution to this problem. I know AD just fine, but admittedly, I'm not an expert. And I know I don't want to expose it to the internet... I inherited a workforce at my ...
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Connection to postgresql hangs over SSH tunnel on OSX

Trying to connect to a remote PG server on OSX but it keeps timing out. First, I set up the tunnel: ssh -L 5433:serverip:5432 user@serverip Then in a separate terminal I attempt to connect to PG: ...
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Running screen inside tmux [migrated]

I need to run an instance of screen inside tmux because there's a script I need to run that uses a complex .screenrc to run several commands in parallel and monitor them. This works on some of my ...
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OS X 10.10 hard-coded absolute paths to network home directory

We have our users home directories on NFS servers. In the past, when we used 10.7, this was just a little problematic... every now and then, either from someone logging in at two different machines ...
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Using PF under OSX but skipping local interface

I'm using PF under OSX to force the OS the make all external connections via a VPN to Ipredator. However, as soon as I start PF all local connections are blocked even though I thought I told PF to ...
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Create a macro for vim paste management [migrated]

I would like to create a macro that does: set paste set nopaste This will save me from (Oh, forgot I again!) Delete. Execute the above. Over and over. :-) But I can't think of a way to do it ...
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is there any equivalent api for os x like windows wmi?

For C# it's easy to collect some data from computers, e.g. installed application list, but I haven't found anything similar for os x. Is there anything to get data from MacBook?
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ActiveDirectory Samba4 SMBHome authentication error

I have a samba4 server up and running providing an ADC. One OS X machine joined this AD and is configured to use the UNC path for the home directory, but the login failed because automountd fails to ...
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How to set up automount from a Mac to a Linux server

I've been trying to solve a rather simple problem: my server runs Debian there is a user A on the server that belongs to a group G (both 1001) my client runs OSX there are users A and B on the ...
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Samba4 AD network homes for OS X

We are trying to setup a samba4 active directory to provide login and network home directories for OS X clients. We succeeded to setup the samba4 AD and join the domain with one OS X test client, ...
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Create a Linux-compatible image of a block device under OS X [closed]

I'd like to take an image of my OS X bootable USB drive that I can install to different, similarly-sized media if my Mac becomes non-operational. I'm not sure if Disk Utility to make anything but DMG ...
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Use a Mac to create a CSR for another server

I have a website hosted on Bluemix. I want to set up an SSL certificate, I am following this guide: https://developer.ibm.com/bluemix/2014/09/28/ssl-certificates-bluemix-custom-domains/ I placed an ...
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how to upgrade brew ssh after recent client exploit [migrated]

Since the recently discovered SSH client exploit here: http://undeadly.org/cgi?action=article&sid=20160114142733 I'm running OS X El Capitan 10.11.1 I wanted to take action to secure myself. In ...
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What is the max number of hard links in OS X (10.11)? [migrated]

Does anyone know how I can find out what the maximum number of hard links is in OS X (10.11, El Capitan)? (I have a file that I keep linking to. It's up to 45 links now.) Feel free to recommend ...
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sudo mv fails with “Operation not permitted”

When I command on my MacOS: > sudo mv /usr/bin/php /usr/bin/php-52 I get the result: mv: rename /usr/bin/php to /usr/bin/php-52: Operation not permitted What can I do? Thanks!
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RDS Server 2012 R2 and OSX - Printer redirection

I have clients connecting with OSX 10.10 to a RD Server 2012 R2 with MS Remote Desktop App. Printer: Canon C3320 and HP LJ 500 The problem: All Word and PDF files are getting blown up to 20 MB and ...
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How to configure Nginx to support PHP-FPM on Mac OS X

I am making a website with a contact form, and I want to use PHP. The website is hosted on my simple local server using NGINX. I know NGINX uses FastCGI and PHP-FPM, but being new to this, I'm not ...
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How to set hostname in MySQL? (OS X)

I want to do something similar to the hosts file in MySQL, where I can associate an IP address with a given hostname. So localhost has a default IP address of 127.0.0.1, and let's say I have another ...
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How do I get NFS on Linux to export a folder to OS X with OS X's user IDs so I can cp -a from Linux to OS X?

I have Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 on one computer and OS X 10.11.2 on another. I want to migrate files from the Ubuntu installation to the OS X installation but preserving permissions. Currently the strategy ...
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Why isn't VMware Client Integration plugin running on Mac OS X 10.11?

I've downloaded and seem to have successfully installed, however when I try to use it, vCenter acts like the plugin is not installed. The log file, in ...
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How to clear svn client cache? (Odd problems when debugging svn configs for different users/roles)

I recently setup a SVN server with http as transport protocol (apache2, dav_svn,etc. ). The server seems to be working fine. I also created an authz file and various users. Now I want to debug, if my ...
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mount.cifs operation not supported but smbclient connects as expected

When mounting OSX 10.9.5 shares on Debian 8.2 with mount.cifs ver. 6.4: mount error(95): Operation not supported Credentials are not the issue. I can access them via smbclient. Mount reads domain ...
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How to disable IPv4 use on OSX (Or disable Happy Eyeballs)

I have a OSX El Capitain (10.11.2) host that has only IPv6 connectivity. The network uses NAT64 and DNS64 to provide access to legacy IPv4 hosts on the internet. The problem is that when looking up a ...
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How to configure bootpd on Mac OS X El Capitan (10.11.x)

I need to run bootpd on El Capitan and configure it to use a different gateway and modify the pool range by altering file /etc/bootpd.plist However on El Capitan it seems that bootpd while present is ...
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Bridged network tap unable to communicate with client

User has a workstation on OSX that needs to be able to test a variety of VoIP devices by reading all packets sent and received by the test device. Workstation has two ethernet adapters running on a ...
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How to set default mount options in OS X?

I'm trying to figure out where the default mount options are set for user-mounted filesystems (e.g., disk images, USB thumbdrives, etc.). I'm working with OS X 10.11 ("El Capitan"). The options I ...
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Port 80: connection refused. How to fix on Mac OSX? [duplicate]

I've noticed some issues with Apache virtual hosts on two Macs that otherwise have the same kind of set up (in terms of httpd.conf, vhosts, hosts etc.) On one Mac, virtual hosts are served without a ...
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Openssl: cat: /dev/fd/63: No such file or directory [closed]

I try to create a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) using openssl req -new -sha256 -key domain.key -subj "/" \ -reqexts SAN -config <(cat /System/Library/OpenSSL/openssl.cnf \ <(printf ...
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Setup PPTP VPN on linux for Mac OSX Usage

I have setup a PPTP VPN on my VPS with this script. With chap-secrets: "lunik pptpd XXXX *" But I can't connect it from my mac. I need help please :)
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SFTP logging chrooted users in OS X 10.11

I have been trying to piece together the exact setup for logging SFTP user activity for chroot jailed users on OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) from various links but I'm currently stuck. I have gotten as far ...
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Connection Refused for Apache 2.4 Virtual Host [duplicate]

I have Apache 2.4 running on Mac OS X. apachectl configtest give me: Syntax OK. I have two virtual hosts set up, one called localhost, one called test.dev. <VirtualHost *:80> DocumentRoot ...
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How to set route table priority on OS X

Is it possible to set route table priority or metric? On Ubuntu I can run following commands to achieve what I want, but I can't find alternative for OS X sudo ip rule add from all lookup ...
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How to redirect VPN traffic on OS X

I have following problem: I need to connect to VPN and access specific resources (ip addresses). When I connect to VPN all network traffic goes through VPN but in fact I need only specific ...
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How to increase the disk write buffer for rsync on Mac OS X?

I have to copy some TB of data from one external drive to another (mostly ~400 MB files). The source is NTFS-formatted USB2 and the best read speed I can get from it is 7MB/s. The target is HFS+ USB3 ...
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Os X Server device management 502 proxy error

Since upgrading to Server 5.0.15 and El Capitan, I am unable to access the Profile Manager, receiving instead a 502 proxy error. (I have no proxy set up, and the error is the same whether accessing ...
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Redirection of pfctl on OSX gets error

I want all my traffics are redirected to SOCKS proxy on 127.0.0.1:1080. I added the rule below to the end of /etc/pf.conf according to this tutorial: pass on en3 proto tcp from any to any rdr-to ...
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OSX Server NFS v4 Server

we are using an OS X Server for distributing home directories in our office with OpenDirectory. The protocol of choice became after a long way of painful testing NFS - not kidding - the only ...
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I have converted an Active directory network account to a mobile one on my Mac and now I can't login at all

I have converted an Active directory network account to a mobile one and now I can't login at all it is an imac with El Capitan 10.11.1. We connected it to the network and bound it to our Active ...
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Troubleshooting connectivity when curl returns 'empty reply' from a server on my computer only

For whatever reason, my computer (Mac OS X 10.11.1) cannot fetch a webpage from a website using curl when it works fine on other computers. Also ping works but curl doesn't: $ ping ...
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OSX Terminal.app seems to become 'suspended' unless I VNC into the Mac

So I have a bit of complicated setup, but let me see if I can simplify I am running a mono application on a remote OSX machine. This application can occasionally hard-crash the mono runtime. There ...
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ReverseProxy not working on OSX El Capitan

I am attempting to access my plex web ui through a cleaner url. Currently, you can access it at http://marvin.boldlygoingnowhere.org:32400/web/index.html. I want it to be at ...
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Cannot connect to a Client VPN from a MacOs Mavericks workstation

I have set a Client to Gateway VPN on a Cisco RV325 router. I can connect with Windows 7 integrated client but can't get it work on my Mac. I've tried all the options available to connect a VPN and ...
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SSH tunnel on port other than 22 under OSX

I'm trying to access two different machine's VNC servers located on the same local network from the WAN. As I'd like that traffic to be routed in an SSH tunnel, I'm using ssh admin@xxxxxx.net -N -L ...
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MariaDB won't start - fails to check integrity

I have a MariaDB installed with brew in my macbook. Worked fine till today. All of a sudden it wound not start: -> mysql.server start Starting MySQL ERROR! also, if I issue mysql -uroot or any ...