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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Yosemite Time Machine not backing up (existing and new backups)

I am having an issue with Time Machine. Since upgrading to Yosemite Time Machine has not been working. I have seen this seems to be a common issue but have not seen reference to my specific case. I ...
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HP Printer Unable to connect to SMB on Mac [migrated]

I've got an HP Officejet 8600 which can scan to an SMB Network Folder. I've got an iMac running Mavericks that I would like to use as the SMB destination for Scans from the Officejet. SMB has been ...
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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 ...
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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" ...
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use sudo -s but show current folder name [migrated]

Is there a way to use sudo -sbut keeping the current folder name in prompt? I want to see jw:documents nescalante$ instead of bash-3.2# when using sudo -s. Thanks!
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On Macbook Pro, Can I dual OS X, with a windows 7 VHD, with option to open Win7 VHD with as VM once inside OS X? [migrated]

So Im a Network tech, working mostly in a windows environment. We do some work with OS X/IOS devices, plus all the interconnectability between IOS and OS X devices convinced me to pickup a new MacBook ...
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httpd -k stop/ start not working OS X [migrated]

GE-Erics:~ eric$ httpd -k stop AH00548: NameVirtualHost has no effect and will be removed in the next release /private/etc/apache2/extra/httpd-vhosts.conf:19 AH00112: Warning: DocumentRoot ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Problems mounting AFP share as Volume [migrated]

I am trying to automount an AFP share on my Macbook Pro running Yosemite to a file share on my QNAP NAS as a volume. However I keep getting the following error: 10/01/15 20:15:14,359 automountd[515]: ...
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How to Multicast audio stream on my laptop - MAC-OSX - Mavericks - the source and destination is same here? [migrated]

I am using VLC to multicast an audio stream - song on my OS-X mavericks. I need multicasting streaming only here. However, I cannot hear the audio. The volume level of my machine is fine. Looks, like ...
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Is it possible to use HTTP between a web server running on a macbook and an iPhone using only the USB cable (no WiFi)? [migrated]

I am going to be flying a lot next week and I want to continue developing my application. It's a server-backed API hosted on rails. I'd like to use my macbook to host the rails, ruby, db environment ...
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Disable remote ftp in OS X but allow ftp from localhost [migrated]

I am running OS X 8.5 I want to disable remote FTP but allow local FTP because I need to use SFTP. Is there a quick command that might handle this?
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no received packet on osx yosemite using pptp connection [migrated]

i am very new at this networking stuff. what i want to archived is - accessing and browsing internet using my vps ip on other country. ( so i can bypass my country blocked website ) - sharing my vps ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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ls cannot display utf8 encoded file name correctly when ssh-ing to an OS X machine [migrated]

The problem I'm trying to resolve here is that, in the terminal of an ssh session to an OS X machine, the output of the ls command cannot display utf8 encoded Chinese characters in file names ...
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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 ...
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SSH Public Key Auth doesn't work under clean reinstall of OS X Yosemite [migrated]

After a clean reinstallation of my MacBook Pro with current Yosemite, the SSH login to all my servers using Public Key auth stopped working. Generating a new Public Key out of my Private Key and ...
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OSX Mavericks: package installs fail, Gatekeeper seems broken [migrated]

For some reason my OSX Gatekeeper seems to be broken. Every time I try to install software I get: the package was signed with a certificate that has expired. However, when looking at the certificate ...
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dnsmasq: DNS request timed out for machines in local network [migrated]

I have a vagrant machine running on my mac with virtual hosts I want to make available to my local network. I installed dnsmasq via brew and have the following in its /usr/local/etc/dnsmasq.conf: ...
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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 ...
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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." ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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OSX Yosemite IP Forwarding not working

I coudn't manage to set up basic ip forwarding on OSX Yosemite 10.10.1 Mac-Mini. I use the exact same configuration on a OSX Mavericks 10.9.5 Mac-Mini, and it's working perfectly ? I set the sudo ...
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ProFTPD error on Mac OS X 10.10

I am setting up a web server on a mac 10.10 and have setup proftpd application to provide the ftp service. I am using webmin to configure this service I have created a user and restricted the users ...
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How to use ssh without knowing remote user's password? [closed]

I am trying to use ssh and login to a different mac (B) from my mac (A) but do not know B's password. Is there anyway of finding B's password or doing this without access to B?
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Configuring Macs in a windows domain?

I recently came across This article highlighting issues with ICMP redirects on a number of platforms (iOS/Android) and specifically Mac's. When speaking to my admin/support staff, they raised the ...
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Postfix not working on MacOS Yosemite [closed]

Postfix would not bind to the ipv6 port. Gives an error of: *** postfix/master[39799]: fatal: bind fe80::1 port 25: Can't assign requested address
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Office 365 - Outlook For Mac Not Authenticating

We have Office 365 (for business) and a few users who want to use O365 apps on their Mac. Outlook is causing a problem when trying to authenticate / authorise the application (before adding the email ...
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Using DSCONFIGAD to bind computer objects to a specific OU using a FQ LDAP DN

The DSCONFIGAD utility for OS X has a -OU parameter that allows one to generate and bind computer objects to a specified -OU via a FQ LDAP DN argument. This is taken directly from Apple's DSCONFIGAD ...
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OS X Server VPN service starts httpd processes

I'm using OS X Server 4, and when I enable its VPN service, two httpd processes start, which locks up port 80. I run an Apache server separate from OS X Server, so when I enable VPN in OS X Server, I ...
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Check if a path exceeds maximum for Unix domain socket

Operating systems limit the length of a path of a Unix domain socket. How can I check whether a particular path is within that limit? Or, to put it another way, how can I check the maximum permitted ...
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IIS 7.5 on Windows 7; I Can reach “Default Web Site”, from my MAC, but none of the other hosted sites

I'm using VPN and Microsoft Remote Desktop to access my work Windows 7 VM. I need to get my Windows 7 machine to serve SAMClientDev (see screenshot), so that I can access it from my MAC, but I keep ...
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Extract correct format of key and cert files from .p12 file for a SSL MEAN App?

I'm writing a MEAN app for my university department on my Mac development machine. I started with the boilerplate from mean.io. In the configuration file config/env/all.js, there is a section for ...