The Macintosh or Mac is a series of several lines of personal computers designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc.

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How do you tell if a user is logged in as root on Mac OS X?

If I sudo /bin/bash, the who and w command does not show a root login on Mac OS X. How do you enable this?
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How to get NFS working on a Snow-Leopard server?

I'm trying, and failing, to set up NFS on an XServe running OS X 10.6. I'm fairly certain the problem is specifically related to the NFS configuration as SMB and AFP are working fine across our ...
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How to make auto-start on Mac?

I hava installed apache and mysql in my Mac, how to make them auto-start after system boots ? thanks!
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Query Mac Computers From Pc

I'm looking for some advice or suggestions on how to "manage" a small number of Mac computers in a mostly Windows 2003/2008 environment. We have about a dozen Macs used by the web team and I'd like ...
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OSX: See bonjour computers through VPN?

I use VPN to connect to my works network. Is there a way to see those computers through bonjour once I connect? Currently I need their IP to connect since I can't see them. Ideas?
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DELL switch 6248 port and mac mapping using SNMP

I have a Dell 6248 switch. I connect some of my servers to it and want to know which server nic connected to which switch port. I try using snmpwalk to get this information, but I just can get mac/ip ...
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Reboot after power failure for Mac running Ubuntu (server)

I have Ubuntu 10.04.1 (Lucid) running on a 2010 Mac Mini (4,1). It's a server, so I want it to be able to restart after a power failure ("server mode"). In Mac OS X, you can check "Start up ...
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Tool to trace mac address back to a switch port

To make a long story short, I have some newer off-brand switches in just a few locations. The main feature I'm missing on these switches vs our nicer (but old) 3Com equipment is the ability to trace ...
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Java run time environment mac

I am trying to install an application on a MAC 10.6.4, however i get an installation error that no java runtime environment. However on the java website, the mac section indicates that MAC provides ...
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arping doesn't work: sends discovery packets to wrong MAC address

I know a tool arping, which I used successfully in the past. But today when I tried it, it failed to ping a host which is alive. My IP address in local network is 192.168.1.20. Other computer's ...
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Cannot install git-core using macports

Snow Leopard 10.6.4 mac ports 1.9.1 I have just installed macports and I want to install git-core. However, I get the following errors: ---> Computing dependencies for git-core ---> ...
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how do i block people from outside by web server from seing what technologies im using such as apache and/or php?

i am running a test server locally that is also broadcasted (for education purposed) on a mac and i ran a software called acunetix (www.acunetix.com) and from another computer and it was able to ...
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Mac indexed search of a SMB connected mount? [closed]

Is there any free or inexpensive software, such as "advanced network search," "IBM Omnisearch," "Google search appliance," that will provide a web page in which our mac users can instant search our ...
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Using iRAPP Terminal server for accesing MAC Machine through Thin Clients

How to connect 20 Thin clients to a MAC machine/Server using iRAPP Terminal server.
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Dual os x installs on one client

Any experience out there with installing multiple separate Mac os x bootable installs on a single partitioned drive (owning multiple licenses, naturally)? This would be done in order to allow for one ...
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is there any tool like Dameware, but for Mac?

we IT fellows must love Dameware as we can control every PC from a single place, check definitions, security logs, alerts logs, check file system information, etc etc etc ... the list is so big that ...
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Configure Snow Leopard Server as NTP server for private LAN with no Internet access

I have a Snow Leopard Server box running on a private LAN with no Internet access. If you can avoid ever doing this, you should, as not having an Internet connection has brought us hours and hours of ...
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WinXP logins no longer fully functional

Summary: Users with Roaming Profiles on my XP workstations appear to be unable to do various things, e.g. set a default printer, disable toolbars in IE8, or see icons on the left side of the Start ...
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Changing Apple Mac environment www record

Apple server gurus? I have a Mac OSX Snow Leopard server question. How to be able to view a company's externally hosted website from inside the company? I inherited a company using Mac OSX Snow ...
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Apple client OS support lifecycle

I have a simple question that I seem to be having a hard time getting a straight-up answer for. What is Apple's support policy for Mac OS X client versions? When do they drop support? For example, ...
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Mac hosted desktop

My company is primarily a Microsoft shop, but we have an increase user base of Macs. Because of limitations with our I.T. Department, we are looking for a hosted Mac desktop solution. Our ...
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Is it possible to run OS X headless?

I'm using an old iBook with OS X 10.4 as a server. Is there any way I can run it headless, ideally to cut down the memory usage and aid performance? Is a headless mode possible with any version of ...
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SSH config file?

Is there a SSH config file (~/.ssh/config) information page with all attributes you can have in that file? Who is managing the SSH protocol and its implementation in Mac (dont know what ssh client ...
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Mass deployment of OSX software?

I'm stuck. I'd like to think I'm reasonably good looking info up, but for the life of me I can't figure out how to deploy mac software in an enterprise, like with Group Policy.) I'm not talking about ...
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Setting up a cluster of Mac computers with same configuration/applications?

What is the best way to configure a group of Mac workstation clients (iMac, macbook, mac pro) for all my employees? I want to install IDE (Netbeans, Eclipse), setup rails environment, organize ...
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compile php 5.3.3 with intl extension on Snow Leopard 10.6

i'm trying to compile php on my mac. i've followed this tutorial : http://www.malisphoto.com/tips/php-on-os-x.html i've also check this post : ...
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Dual Apache installs on Mac

I have installed apache via MacPorts but now I seem to have two Apache installations. The first, the one that comes pre-installed on Mac has configuration at /private/etc/apache2. It can be launched ...
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How to make bootable images of triple-boot OS on Mac OS

guys I would like to know the best practices or at least method to do the following things i am working on. I have installed triple-boot OS(windows 7, RHEL linux and Mac OS 10.6) on imac7 with refit ...
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“gpupdate” equivalent for Mac server (workstation manager policy)?

Coming from Windows/AD, where I can create a group policy that specifies a printer for a certain machine or user, and then FORCE that policy to take effect immediately using gpupdate, I'm having a ...
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How do you password protect a server on a Mac running Apache?

I've seen tutorials on how to show a little box on the main page that you have to know the password to, but I want it where that textbox pops up and asks for a username and password, like the style ...
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MAMP on mac with existing mysql server

I am facing some issue in getting MAMP work with existing mysql database on my mac? Sometimes the problem is permission, sometimes it is not able to find the problem or something else. I will be more ...
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Mac address changed after windows automatic update?

My computer and that of a collegue have a changed their adress when booting up this morning. The only thing I can think of right now is the windows automatic update which has kicked in tonight to ...
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how to convert a case-insensitive FS to case-sensitive on MacOS X 10.6.1

I have a Snow Leopard with a case-insensitive file system. I wonder is there a way to convert the FS to case-sensitive without having to format and then reinstall the whole OS. In Linux there are ...
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Mac Packaging: proposal for a new method(suggestions please) [closed]

Macports is the only packaging system I have checked out on the Mac and I dont like it.(it needs all its applications installed in a particular location. Thats probably the reason why it showed ...
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Safely deleting all files of a given name

On Mac OS X, .DS_Store files seem to contain custom view settings for the directory when it is viewed in Finder (file manager GUI). I want every directory to use my default view settings. Is this ...
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What is DPT in the context of a firewall log?

I'm not a server admin, but I'm trying to work out why a colleague can't connect to the internet. The settings she's using are exactly the same as everyone else, but she can't connect. We're all Mac ...
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PHP doesn’t run through Snow Leopard Web Sharing

I've followed all the tutorials and uncommented the relevant lines in httpd.conf, but PHP files do not render under Web Sharing. The server just serves up the source code instead of running it. I ...
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Find IP address of a device?

Open question: How to find the IP address of a device? As I understand, there are no guaranteed methods that work always, but there's a hundred approaches that work in specific situations, and I'd ...
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Managed Clients on OS X

Is there an easy way to tell if a Mac is being managed by an OS X server system, and what settings are being changed (or cached) if it is being managed by an OS X server system, to make sure client ...
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Building Emacs.app (OS X) – make bootstrap or not?

BACKGROUND: I've downloaded Emacs from Github's Emacs mirror (commit f92c4be63204ed0bd914). Using Mac OS X 10.6.4, I'm now about to compile and install Emacs.app. MY QUESTION: The ...
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10.6.4 Apple Wiki: New just created users can do nothing?

After update to 10.6.4 there's an issue: any new users that I create in Server Prefs/WGM can't post to their blogs, comment, create wiki pages... They can't do anything! There's log from Wiki errors ...
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Mac OS X, MySQL Preference Pane doesn't work

I downloaded and installed MySQL 5.1.47 for OS X 10.6 using the DMG archive: mysql-5.1.47-osx10.6-x86_64.dmg I also installed MySQL.prefPane and MySQLStartupItem.pkg. MySQL.prefPane is a Preference ...
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mac local dummy server creation

I want to create a dummy server on my system where I can upload the files from other machines using my ip address. What are the steps to be followed? I am using Mac 10.6.
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Ubuntu Server running VNC

I have access to four computers: 1 Ubuntu Server desktop (Version 10.04) 1 Mac Mini (Snow Leopard) 1 Windows desktop (Windows 7) 1 Windows laptop (Windows Vista) The first three will always be on ...
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How to train users converting from PC to Mac/Apple at a small non profit?

Background: I am part of a team that provides volunteer tech support to a local non profit. We are in the position to obtain a grant to update almost all of our computers (many of them 5 to 7 year ...
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Can I use nmap be use to discover IPs and mac addresses?

When I need to locate the IPs of devices by their mac address on a Windows system, I normally use Advanced IP Scanner (from radmin.com) to scan the network, then I use arp -a to list the mac ...
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Ad Agency storage/file server +backup needed (NAS or something else?)

Looking for a "this is all you need" recommendation. We're a small ad agency with both mac & pcs that access and share files from a 3 yr old Windows 2000 box (no server software). We currently ...
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Mac Leopard Server Apache Permission Denied

I've setup the web server successfully on Mac Leopard Server and sites work fine within the DocumentRoot directory. I have mounted a volume which has restricted access to users within a group. I ...
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How Do I Automatically Update My Database Nightly

Currently, every day before I start work, I complete the following procedure: ssh to the production server gzip our daily database dump file scp the gzipped dump file over to my computer gunzip the ...
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Which filename encoding should I use to be compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux

I'm using a Linux server as fileshare. These files are accessed by Windows computers with a Samba server, accessed by Macs with a netatalk server (afpd) and also trough ssh an sftp for Windows, Macs ...