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 (1)

0
votes
1answer
9 views

OSX - How can I copy a local users settings/preferences to a new mobile user

We are working on migrating all our local users to mobile accounts that are bound to LDAP. I am working on a script that prompts a user to enter their email and it creates a new mobile user and then ...
-1
votes
1answer
11 views

How is postfix relay configured by default on OSX?

On OSX, I don't need to configure postfix at all, I just sudo postfix start and it all works. In the log files, I see Apr 23 14:04:46 orcrist.local postfix/smtp[19506]: 9211B2E4B96C: ...
-1
votes
0answers
29 views

firewall tool for OS X Mavericks (specifically for preventing brute force attacks) [migrated]

Here's the deal: Over the last few weeks, I've noticed a large number of authentication failures for both the sshd service and the screensharingd service on my Mac OS X Mavericks server (running ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

Centos virtualbox proper configuration [on hold]

I'm trying to setup Centos 6.5 on Mac OSX so that: CentOS can use internet using NAT mode adapter 1 (eth0) Host (Mac OSX) can connect to Guest (CentOS) using static ip via Host Only mode adapter 2 ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

SSH not working in mac os x

I am using OpenSSH_6.2p2, OSSLShim 0.9.8r 8 Dec 2011 on mac os x. I can't able to connect my LAN machines using SSH after connected VPN(fortinet). Below is the ssh debug trace. OpenSSH_6.2p2, ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

IPsec Xauth RSA - Debian 7 and Android 4.4 VPN (Always-ON) and Mac OS X 10.9.2 VPN (On Demand)

I successfully installed IPSec Xauth RSA using this instruction: http://jsharkey.org/blog/2012/09/22/deploying-a-pure-ipsec-pki-vpn-server-for-android-devices/ In brief: apt-get install ipsec-tools ...
-2
votes
0answers
14 views

Commandline arguments in Mac OSX [migrated]

In linux I can do something like this: rm test.txt -f On Mac however, I get the following error: rm test -f rm: -f: No such file or directory Is there a way to fix this?
0
votes
1answer
40 views

Launchd job runs but then quits immediately

I wish to load and run a Lisp program in CCL in the background automatically when my Mac (OS 10.9) boots. I have a launchd plist that I've saved to /Library/LaunchDaemons, <?xml version="1.0" ...
1
vote
0answers
20 views

Ethernet takes too long to connect after system wake up (OS X) - how to diagnose this? [closed]

On all my OS X computers Ethernet takes a bit too long to connect after the system wakes up, usually 10-15 seconds, as opposed to 2-3 seconds for WiFi. The LED indicator on my Ethernet hub (edit: ...
1
vote
1answer
49 views

OSX Mavericks and Windows 7 missing files [closed]

I have in a local Mac mini server running Mavericks which is acting as a file server for two windows 7 clients The files on the server are mainly images and are shared via SMB. Whenever I try to view ...
0
votes
0answers
35 views

CentOS (5.1), iptables and nfs: unable to connect from client

I'm trying to successfully mount/connect to a NFS-share from my MacBook. It's running Mavericks and the server set up (remote, webserver) I believe is correct. When I perform showmount -e domain.com ...
1
vote
0answers
41 views

Why is my OSX client having so much trouble connecting to our SMB server?

I'm asking this here because I think I'm more likely to find SMB/kerberos experts here than in Ask Different, which seems to be mostly related to OSX client issues. When I first connect to our SMB ...
2
votes
0answers
25 views

Why is “echo” so much faster than “touch”? [migrated]

I'm trying to update the timestamp to the current time on all of the xml files in my directory (recursively). I'm using Mac OSX 10.8.5. On about 300,000 files, the following echo command takes 10 ...
-1
votes
0answers
11 views

touch -d alternative in MAC OS X [migrated]

I need to change modification time of all my files in a folder 1 hour back (daylight saving issues with some software) The thing is that touch -m -r {} -d '-1 hour' Doesn't work on MAC OS X Any ...
-1
votes
0answers
5 views

How to make a display port cable provide max resolution for Dell U2713HM with Mac Book Pro? [migrated]

I bought This Display Port Cable to use with Mac Book Pro OSX 10.9.X and Dell U2713HM monitor supporting resolution 2560X1440. The cable is giving me only 1080p resolution. I have restarted both the ...
0
votes
0answers
5 views

set up (VirtualBox + CentOS) with (nginx + PHP + MySql) on MacOS [migrated]

I'm trying to set up (Virtual Box + CentOS) with (nginx + PHP + MySql) on MacOS, the future I can coding on MacOS then throw file to the share folder with (Virtual Box + CentOS) and execute on ...
1
vote
0answers
15 views

My LTO-5 ultrium 3000 SAS external tape drive won't show up on my iMac [migrated]

OK, so here is my problem. I got a HP LTO-5 ultrium 3000 SAS external tape drive from my boss and he said to connect it to my new iMac but when I connect it, it doesn't show up on my computer. I'm ...
-1
votes
1answer
44 views

Create a 'GitHub' style index page for files/folder on a fileserver [closed]

My workplace doesn't have a easy to use document management system, and I have no chance in building or installing one. Right now, people just throw files on a shared fileserver, where search doesn't ...
1
vote
1answer
48 views

nginx rewrite or internal redirection, primary script unknown

I am converting to nginx from apache. The application in question is as follows /contentlibrary_js /contentlibrary_js/app/index.php --> one page ajax app /contentlibrary_js/pagecreator/index.php --> ...
3
votes
0answers
67 views

Unable to bind OSX 10.9 to Active Directory 2008

I am struggling to bind OSX 10.9 to a 2008 r2 Active Directory. I can join the domain fine when I boot into Windows from the same machine. From OSX I can find the domain controller successfully and ...
0
votes
0answers
4 views

Connecting VMFusion ( Windows 7 ) to my Macbook Pro but it's only a 1/4 of the way working [migrated]

I just recently upgraded to Maverick and Fusion 6. I have my NAT set to Share my Mac ( in Fusion ), and I see that my default gateway is properly setting my IP. When I hit that IP, I see my localhost ...
0
votes
0answers
7 views

How can I get Homebrew working under Mavericks? [migrated]

I had been doing most of my POSIX development on something other than my Mac after upgrading from Mountain Lion to Mavericks, and when I came back, Homebrew was not functioning at a smoke-test level. ...
3
votes
1answer
56 views

How to backup OS-specific files with rsync? (Mac OS X to Ubuntu Server)

I want to setup an automatic backup system using rsync to backup documents/source code from Mac OS X to Ubuntu Server. I have some documents written in Pages (iWork), and lastly when I tried to ...
0
votes
2answers
56 views

Mac Mini Server with Thunderbolt Drive as file share

I am looking at expanding my Mac Mini Server with a LaCie 10TB 5big Thunderbolt Series Hard Drive, I have received mixed messages about whether it is possible to use a Thunderbolt drive to setup ...
1
vote
0answers
58 views

OSX nslookup can resolve a lan hostname, but ping cannot? [closed]

I'm having an issue which recurs every few days, whereby ping cannot resolve a hostname on my LAN (but nslookup is able to). This is on OSX 10.9.2 (latest). The machine in this case is called ...
0
votes
0answers
29 views

Slow directory listing on remote ExtremeZ-IP/SMB windows file servers

I have Win2k8R2 file servers set up around the globe to distribute files using JAMF's Casper Suite to Mac OS X systems. However I've been noticing some very slow server responses lately. For example. ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

Script to apply Simple Finder restrictions to Mac OS X user?

Is it possible to script (e.g. with AppleScript or bash shell script) applying the Simple Finder and an associated application whitelist to a local user account on Mac OS X? We are using Mac OS X ...
0
votes
1answer
22 views

How do I chmod ACLs to groups with spaces in the name on Mac OS X?

I'm trying to add an ACL for the group "Domain Users", but since it has spaces in the group name it isn't parsed correctly by chmod: $ chmod -R +a 'DOMAIN\Domain Users allow ...
0
votes
1answer
51 views

Use a LAN IP for dnsmasq

We have a single iMac in our office running a Vagrant box exposing the public IP of 192.168.1.70. Everyone in the office used to all be able to access sites on this box (which all use ".dev" such as ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

ssh from osx to windows server: how to increase buffer size?

I need to allow mac users to connect to a Windows Server 2008 machine via ssh. I am using freesshd as my ssh server, and have set powershell.exe as my command shell in freesshd (so that they can use ...
0
votes
0answers
43 views

FreeNAS, ZFS, OS X, can't get write access

I have a OS X. I configured server, based on FreeNAS. Setup sharing trough AFP service. Set all permissions for read-write access for users and groups. I do all the same things for one UFS drive and ...
1
vote
0answers
37 views

Mounting an NFS or SMB share onto OSX only while connected to VPN

I'm setting up my machine to connect to network share resources at the place I work (there are NFS shares and SMB shares). This access is only possible through VPN. So my question is, Is there a way ...
1
vote
1answer
92 views

nslookup works but ping fails with DNS error randomly [closed]

I am using Mac OS X 10.6.8. When I am trying to ping a particular domain it returns me "Unknown host" but when I run nslookup on that same host immediately it returns me the correct IP. Ping ...
0
votes
0answers
147 views

Load testing HTTPS with Siege (open auth)

I am trying to load test our new website with siege. It is currently behind basic auth. I have edited my .siegerc file to include the right username and password (I've checked many times that it is ...
0
votes
1answer
76 views

XAMPP 403 after all permissions set - OSX 10.9.1

I tried installing the latest version of XAMPP as a simple testing platform to demo PHP on before moving to our production server. I set up a couple of virtual hosts for convenience, but they ...
0
votes
1answer
74 views

Mac OS X 10.8.5 adding to Windows Domain

I have a Mac that I joined to a Windows domain. While the machine is off the network and you connect to the terminal it shows the name of the machine as HD_MACPRO. When I connect it to the network ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

Windows server 2008 and Osx Mavericks mix two networks

First of all sorry for my English: I have two switch with 2 separates vlans connected. The first Vlan in the range 192.168.26.x gateway: 192.168.26.254 The second Vlan in the range 192.168.50.x ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

thin served content inaccessible from certain connections

I have a simple website being served up by the thin web server, on a machine running OSX mavericks. I'm able to access the served content on any machine that I try (both local and non-local ...
1
vote
2answers
98 views

SSH Tunnel or Reverse Tunnel

I'm trying to establish a SSH tunnel to allow VNC/ARD connections (ports 5900 and 3389). However I'm uncertain about a certain thing: Let's say machine A has IP 192.168.103.1 and has services running ...
1
vote
0answers
27 views

How to prevent Microsoft Small Business Server Active Directory addresses showing up in OSX Address Book?

A client has MS Small Business Server installed and numerous iMacs and MacBooks in their office which staff use. They use Google Apps for Business for email not Exchange. Their IT guy needed to ...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

Mac OS X 10 ssh timeout to linux server port 77

My Mac is not able to connect to a remote server, the server ssh port is 77 and if I do the command: ssh -v -p77 rofer117@remoteserver.com.br OpenSSH_5.9p1, OpenSSL 0.9.8y 5 Feb 2013 debug1: Reading ...
-3
votes
1answer
96 views

Hostname to Localhost with Port - OSX [duplicate]

I am trying to run multiple Node.js web servers locally on my machine. Because the code I'm writing needs to reference a domain name I'd like to keep a convention of dev.myHost.com and point that to ...
0
votes
0answers
44 views

OS X Server ignoring static VPN IP request

I've just enabled the VPN service on OS X Server, everything is working fine however we are facing one issue. All of our clients (about 30 iMac's) are connecting to the VPN with a static IP however OS ...
1
vote
1answer
58 views

How to add extended key usage string when generating a self-signed certificate using openssl

I'm using openssl on Mac OS X 10.9 to generate a self-signed certificate for Windows Server Remote Desktop Services. Using the command below I can generate the certificate, openssl req -x509 ...
-1
votes
0answers
80 views

Unable to teamviewer to Macbook pro after screen lock on OSX 10.8.5

When I screen lock my Macbook pro, I am unable to teamviewer in to it from another computer. It shows the error like the computer is not connected to LAN and feels its off the internet. I have been ...
0
votes
1answer
77 views

php.ini does not update date.timezone

I have apache and php running on OSX. I have a simple page printing phpinfo(). <?php phpinfo(); In my php.ini, no matter what I write for date.timezone, phpinfo says Europe/Zurich (both Local ...
2
votes
1answer
74 views

Git github not working with google authenticator OSX

So I had git running on my computer just fine. My password was saved with the osxkeychain thingy and everything ran smoothly. Today I decided I should be safe and enable google authenticator 2-step ...
1
vote
1answer
47 views

How Ubuntu 12.04 re-install handles /var on separate partition

To add some context to my question, the majority of my experience is with Mac OS X. The default installation process in modern versions of Mac OS X, for volumes on which Mac OS X is already installed, ...
-1
votes
2answers
152 views

zcat/gzcat works in linux, not on osx. general linux/osx compatibility

First the specific problem: In linux, I use zcat to list a .zip file. In osx, zcat seems to automatically append .Z to the file name. Various people suggest replacing zcat with gzcat; however, gzcat ...
2
votes
1answer
74 views

Apache not finding folder on File System; Appending “\xe2\x80\x9d” to end of File Paths

I have three Virtual Hosts running in apache2 on my personal Macintosh running OS X Mavericks and I have ran into a knot of confusion. They are configured in my httpd-vhosts.conf file as follows: ...