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Backup strategy for developer-focused Apple environments?

It's interesting to see the technological split between structured corporate environments and more developer-driven/startup environments. Some of the Microsoft technologies I take for granted (VSS, ...
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Best way to get the MAC of eth0?

Is there a more efficient way to retrieve the MAC address of a NIC in Linux? This works: ip link show dev eth0 | awk ' /link\/ether/ { print $2 }' but can it be found via something like: cat ...
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How do I change the Software Update server address on a client Mac (to use my own server)?

Now that I have started the Software Update service on my Leopard Server, how do I change my client Macs to check for updates on it?
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Apache: Isn't chmod 755 enough to set up symlink or alias on Apache httpd on Mac OS 10.5?

On my Mac OS 10.5 machine, I would like to set up a subfolder of ~/Documents like ~/Documents/foo/html to be http://localhost/foo. The first thing I thought of doing is using Alias as follows: Alias ...
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How to restart Nginx on Mac OS X?

I just installed Nginx on Mac OS X (thanks http://www.kevinworthington.com/nginx-mac-os-snow-leopard-2-minutes/), but how do I restart Nginx on Mac OS X? Thanks!
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Preventing Mac OS X clients from polluting Windows shares with resource forks

When Mac OS X clients copy files in a Windows share, they'll create some files like .DS_Store and ._ prefixed hidden files (that I think store resource forks of the files). How can I prevent ...
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How to make a Macintosh register a Hostname to the DHCP Server?

I have a MacBook running Snow Leopard in our company's internal network, which is basically a Windows domain network. Our TO department complains about my MacBook not specifying a name to the DHCP ...
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is it possible to install java without the browser plugin?

I need java, but I don't want any browser to be able to access it. Is it possible to remove the whole applet/browser plugin code?
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Centralized Windows/Mac Patch Management that is easy to use

I'm looking for advice on what patch management solutions you would recommend based upon your experience. I'm also looking for which ones you would not recommend based upon your experience. We have ...
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How to add a Mac to Windows Active Directory

I've gone into the Directory Utility on the mac, clicked on the services tab, entered the Active Directory Domain and Computer ID, clicked the Bind button and it showed a little status label which ...
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Is it possible to install Mac OS X Server on a Mac Mini without hacking it?

I'd like to have a Software Update Server (SUS) for my clients. Since this service would not be critical, redundancy and availability are not an issue for me. Given the fact that SUS is only ...
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Can a limited broadcast packet contain destination MAC address other than FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF?

Can a limited broadcast contain destination MAC address other than FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF? If the answer is true, could you provide an example of a protocol that uses a packet like this. Ok, to elaborate ...
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Is there a VNC server for mac with decent international keyboard support?

I'm having trouble finding a VNC server for Mac OS X that allows me to connect from a Windows box with German keyboard layout. I've tried the built-in desktop sharing and several versions of Vine but ...
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Why does my RewriteLog not work?

I have an .htaccess which looks like this: RewriteEngine on RewriteLog "/Applications/MAMP/logs/rewrite_engine_log" RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !/(index.php|css|images|js)/.*$ RewriteRule (.*) ...
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What needs to be done/added on Apple MacBook Air in order to join domain and be managed?

We are a fully windows active directory company. I now have a MacBook Air (first in company) - that needs to be connected. What are the things I need to install/set in order for me to be able to ...
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how to set the shmmax parameter on mac os x

how should I set the shm* values in Mac Os X 10.5.6 Leopard in a persistent manner?
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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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Unable to uninstall Microsoft's Keyboard Drivers in Mac

I installed the Microsoft's Keyboard drivers for my Natural Ergonomic 4000. My customized keyboard is now broken. I want to uninstall the drivers. I removed the buttons for MS keyboard at ...
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Remote login to mac

I have a Mac Mini that I would like to login remotely from a Windows XP laptop. Is this possible? What types of things do I need to do to allow remote connections from the Mac, and what type of ...
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Best software for Mac to Windows remote control?

My client has a Mac at home and wants to remote control (run apps) on a Windows XP PC at the office. What is the best software to enable this? Any Mac <-> Windows weirdness to be aware of?
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How do you manage your Mac workstations?

Our whole company is Macs on the desktop. We have primarily iMacs and MacBook pros. For the last few years we've been using RadMind to manage their system image but the software has a number of ...
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Ensure Macs get correct machine name from DHCP?

I have a problem in our network where our Mac's occasionally get given the wrong machine name while, I guess, getting a new DHCP lease. The DHCP servers are Windows based - the bulk of our network ...
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What are the advantages of adding a Mac to Active Directory?

I was surprised to learn (from this question: http://serverfault.com/questions/8006/how-to-add-a-mac-to-windows-active-directory) that you could add a Mac to AD. What are the advantages of doing ...
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Is writing on NTFS partition from mac os considered safe now?

I want to use my external USB hdd formatted as NTFS on my Mac and want full read/write previledge there. I know there are third party drivers to accomplish this (like MacFUSE) but I want to know how ...
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How to you create a wildcard DNS entry in Mac OS X 10.6 Server DNS GUI?

The GUI does not accept "*". How, through the GUI, do I create a wildcard subdomain? OR Where is the Bind installation in the OSX 10.6 Server filesystem?
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Troubles with memcache.so

I've been asked to launch a site that someone else built. It is a Wordpress shop site that needs Memcached to run, and I've been having troubles getting Memcached and the memcache php plugin working ...
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How to deploy 10 new iMac and configure it programatically

What is the best and quicker way to deploy and customize a number of newly arrived iMacs (say 10 or more) using an already configured iMac, a DHCP/DNS server, a LAN and Remote Desktop installed on the ...
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VNC viewer not connecting to MAC from PC

I have a VNC server running on a Mac. When I try to use a VNC viewer, it says "no matching security types". Is there any other software which can connect to a Mac like RDP? If iI use screen sharing ...
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Best way to restrict some SSH users to publickey authentication only (disable password authentication)

I'm running Mac OS X Server.app on Yosemite and I have SSH enabled for users with the default settings in /etc/sshd_config (publickey and password auth enabled by default). However, I need 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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Using Mac OS X Server e-mail and calendering

I'd love some feedback from folks on using the e-mail server and calendering features of Mac OS X Leopard server. How well has the e-mail server worked for you? Can you get your e-mail on a variety ...
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Active Directory and Apple's Workgroup Manager

I thought I'd share my experiences here. I work for a small business with only ~20 users. I wanted the ability to use managed client preferences to assign things like the software update server. ...
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3rd party RAM for Mac Book Pro

My company will be bulk purchasing Apple hardware, specifically Mac Book Pros. We are looking into increasing the RAM from 4GB to 8GB, however, we have noticed that RAM purchased directly from Apple ...
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Getting an IP's MAC address from behind a router

I want to know, if possible, how to get a MAC address of an IP address if I am behind a router. I tried doing a ping to the IP and checking the arp table, but the only entry is the router's MAC. Any ...
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General tips for interpreting error logs [closed]

Reading log files can be pretty frustrating as, by nature, their content says as much about the developer who penned them as the problem itself. Do you have any general purpose tips for interpreting ...
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MAC Address Spoofing/Changing Software

What is the best MAC address changing/spoofing/editing program available for windows, mac and linux?
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How difficult is it to setup Mac OS X Server?

We are a small office of about 4 people, and we would like to have a 27-inch iMac (Core 2 Duo) setup as a server and workstation simultaneously, using Mac OS X Server. This might seem like overkill ...
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How do you secure Macintosh clients in an open-access computer lab?

Since I've actually run UNIX for personal use outside of work, that apparently makes me the newly anointed Macintosh expert at my workplace... I've got an open-access computer lab (12 iMacs )that ...
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Setting up daemons on Mac OS X

I've recently given in to temptation and bought a new MacBook - I've upgraded the RAM, got AppleCare etc. and am really enjoying myself! I've been setting up my development environment - compiling my ...
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Secure way to mount a password protected cifs share in mac

I'm maintaining a heterogeneous network of mac and linux so I decided to create a little perl script to unify mounting strategies across machines. Actually, I already have a working perl script, ...
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Enable Remote Login (SSH) without GUI on a Mac

I'm having an issue with my Mac where it's freezing on the initial login. How can I enable ssh without using going into system preferences, etc.
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Using WHS for a Mac Time Machine Backup [closed]

Has anyone figured out a way to get Windows Home Server to be used as a repository for Time Machine backups from Leopard without installing any additional software on the Mac machine? The new HP ...
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Log out graphical user from command line

Just curious mostly. Say I have someone logged into their Mac in the normal way -- ie. a graphical logon -- and the system becomes mostly unresponsive and I need to log them out. I can reboot the ...
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Manually transfer MySQL databases

I have an external hard drive that has a non-bootable clone of an old machine (that I no longer have). One of the things that was present on that machine was a MySQL installation (v 5.5.19) with ...
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Remote desktop for Mac, over internet

What's the best (easiest, and preferably free) way to control another Mac via remote desktop, over the internet?
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Synchronize time on a private network that must not connect to the Internet

For HIPAA compliance, this network can not be connected to the Internet or to any other network or computer which connects to the Internet. I've got a small private network comprised entirely of Macs ...
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Running Mac OS X (non-server) on an Xserve?

I have a Xeon Xserve running Mac OS X Server 10.4. I'm very much not a fan of Mac OS X Server, and would prefer running plain old Mac OS X 10.5 on it. But I'm worried that I'd lose some features in ...
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Workaround for using “.local” as a Leopard Server's hostname?

Using ".local" as your hostname breaks Kerberos (and other services) in Mac OS Server 10.5 Advanced because the server will only do Bonjour lookups instead of checking with the DNS Server(s). There is ...
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How to stop hidden mac hidden files are showing in other systems? [closed]

If i copy the Images or files from mac to other os systems, it shows the files "._.DS_Store, .DS_Store" in other os systems.How to stop it?
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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 ...