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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OpenSwan (IPSEC) on Fedora 13 with Snow Leopard as a client

I recently installed OpenSwan on my Fedora 13 machine. I want to use it to connect with Mac OS X with L2TP over IPSEC, unfortunately I am already stuck on the IPSEC-negotation part. My server is ...
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Cannot proxy web traffic under an adoc network

I'm attempting to create a local proxy with a computer-to-computer adhoc network on OS X Yosemite. Before creating and connecting to the adhoc network, I update my network preferences to proxy ...
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Start Webmin at boot time Mac OS X 10.10 [on hold]

I have installed webmin on Mac OS 10.10.1 running the current server app. When I setup the webmin, I said 'Yes' to the start at boot time option. However I have to keep on starting webmin manually ...
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Unable to mount network shares over VPN on Mac

I recently upgraded my server from OS X 10.7 to OS X 10.9. Since then I haven't been able to access network shares over VPN. I am using iVPN to create the VPN server (I have tried with both PPTP and ...
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Constant prompts for credentials from one Mac Outlook 2011 client

The majority of my Exchange users are all on Windows 7 and have no issues (at least using Outlook...) but a subset of the executives are ardent Mac users running Outlook 2011 for OS X. One of these ...
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How to use ssh without knowing remote user's password? [on hold]

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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How to change php binary location in OSX command line

I'm trying to update where the command line gets the location of the php binary: webserver: /usr/bin cli: /opt/local/bin/php Where can I edit so when I do 'which php' it shows me /usr/bin/php
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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 ...
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Postfix not working on MacOS Yosemite [on hold]

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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What NIS maps are needed for OSX 10.6 to authenticate?

What NIS maps are necessary for OSX 10.6 to authenticate? I have an ubuntu-sever sharing NIS, and from the OSX client, ypcat passwd, ypcat group and (as root) ypcat shadow.byname all work, and return ...
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Samba 4 “file server will not allow any additional users to log on”

I have samba 4.0.6 as AD DC and fileserver on ubuntu 12.04 in a Mac environment. After some time the OS X clients will not connect to the server with the error message: "The file server will not allow ...
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A single AD user can't log into a single Mac bound to the domain (DirectoryServices error). How can I resolve this?

On our campus, we have about 60 Macs joined to our Active Directory domain. Most users have no problems logging into Macs, as long as their accounts are configured correctly. However, we have one ...
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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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Access windows file servers from Mac [migrated]

I'm looking for a solution to a big problem were having in the office. Essentially we have MacBook Air that we use to work remotely from the office and at the moment we've been logging into the ...
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Hosting Perforce server on internet? [closed]

I am configuring my system (OSX) as a perforce server for sharing my project work with my coding partner. I want to host my server on the internet so that he will able to connect to my system. I am ...
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Enabling `mod_rewrite` apache, permissions issues

In attempting to enable mod_rewrite on the Apache2 web server installed with Mac OSX 10.7.4. Following these instruction, ultimately using the configuration to host CakePHP applications, I run into ...
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How do I write an rsync exclude for a directory tree with names containing spaces?

I'm trying to exclude a directory tree as part of an rsync command embedded in a bash script approximately like this: $OPTIONS="-rl --exclude 'Some Parent Directory/Another Directory'" rsync ...
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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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Monitor log files in realtime, like “top” monitors processes [OS X]

Is there a command/program for OS X that allows me to hook to a file and display its changes in realtime without re-opening it, much like "top" monitors system processes in realtime?
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Equivalent of logrotate on OSX

Is logrotate hiding somewhere on OSX, or is there an equivalent? It's not in /usr/sbin.
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Weblogic setEnv properties on Yosemite do not work [migrated]

I am trying to use the WLST script tool from weblogic i have the following output cd /Users/cris/Oracle/Middleware/Oracle_Home/wlserver/server/bin Last login: Fri Nov 14 12:53:42 on ttys002 ...
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Packet forwarding for guest VMs not working [migrated]

I'm am running some VMWare Fusion VMs on OS X, and I'm having trouble with networking. OS X has a Wifi interface with two IP addresses: en0: ...
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Ubuntu server PPTPD with OS X clients Problems

I'm trying to get a PPTP server running on a ubuntu server, but I've run into some issues with it. I followed this guide on how to set up pptpd on my server, and everything went smooth, but when I try ...
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SSH Public Key Authentication Fails Mac OSX

I am trying to get a coworkers MacBook Air running on Public Key Authentication and even after generating a new SSH key I haven't been able to get it to run like I have mine. Double checked file ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 performance for Mac OS X Clients (File Services)

I am inheriting a Windows 2012 R2 Server that is experiencing abysmal SMB/CIFS performance for Mac OS X Clients in particular. The server is doing file services and is an Active Directory Domain ...
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MySQL server PID file could not be found

I can start mysql fine, /usr/local/mysql/support-files/mysql.server start Starting MySQL SUCCESS! But any mysql action after that I get the error: MySQL server PID file could not be found ...
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How to delete a route on a specific interface?

When I start a VPN connection, a new default route is added on the utun0 interface: Destination Gateway Flags Refs Use Netif Expire default utun0 ...
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Strange character in the password field of OSX Terminal

Why is Terminal in OSX 10.10 (Yosemite) is displaying a dot in the field of password everytime it asks for a password. I did not receive something similar in the previews version of OSX. Is it an ...
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MacOS X 10.9 Mavericks Kerberos login w/ FreeIPA

Has anyone successfully set up authentication and authorization between MacOS X and FreeIPA? An old revision of the FreeIPA documentation explains how to get it working in 10.4 and nothing in their ...
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Emulating /etc/cron.d/ on OSX [migrated]

On most modern unixes, cron supports individual crontab files in /etc/cron.d, in which each task executes as a specified user. These files automatically update the crontab once edited. They allow ...
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You are unable to log in to the user account “user_name” at this time

I have a Mountain Lion server and two Mountain Lion clients. I have two network users. From one of the clients I can log on using either of these two accounts, from the other I cannot log using ...
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ssh to multiple hosts and sudo multiple commands

I need to loop through and ssh to multiple hosts and run a series of commands on each. something like: for i in $(jot -w '%02.0f' 14 1) >do ssh user@host$i sudo -i "command1; command2; command3" ...
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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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when i use phpbrew install php on my Mac, play phpbrew fpm start give me notice [migrated]

at first my english not good! thx read my title and hope someone can fix my question! when i use phpbrew install my php on my Mac ,when i use phpbrew fpm start it give me a notice:like: [05-Nov-2014 ...
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OS X Server with Open Directory and Network Configuration

I am trying to use a Mac Mini as an Open Directory domain, however it fails on the Open Directory Setup. The exact error from the log is a below: Server[308]: An error occurred while configuring ...
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How to make the 'less' command handle UTF-8?

On my Mac terminal, printing UTF-8 works in general, but the less doesn't work correctly. So this works correctly: $ echo -e '\xe2\x82\xac' € but piping it into less gives something like this: ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Mount unix samba 4 share to osx client without mangled file names

I have a unix server (arch linux) with samba 4.1.12. The share has files inside it with utf-8 nfc encoding (standard utf-8). When I mount this samba share into an osx client (10.9.5), files with ...
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AFP Share Mounting Issues

I have setup some AFP shares on our bespoke NAS system running FreeNas but seem to be encountering some issues. All the permissions are the same and the shares setup exactly the same way. I have 4 ...
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Web server not accessible to other systems on LAN

I'm trying to test a web site being served via nginx on my Mac. Things work just fine accessing the server on that same Mac, but when I try to get to it from a couple of Windows machines on the same ...
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Enabling pf for transparent proxy on Mac OS X Mountain Lion

I'm doing some usability testing of a web application and am attempting to debug and record some SSL sessions using mitmproxy as a transparent proxy and for some reason pf under Mac OS X Mountain Lion ...
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hdparm on OS X

On Linux, I can verify and change the low level parameters of my disk drive using hdparm. Is there an utility providing the same capabilities for OS X, or perhaps some other way of manipulating the ...
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how to install an older version of a pecl package

I have this code $passengerId = new \MongoId(oPassenger->getId()); return $this->createQueryBuilder('Device') ->update() ->multiple(true) ...
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Puppet and launchd services?

We have a production environment configured with Puppet, and want to be able to set up a similar environment on our development machines: a mix of Red Hats, Ubuntus and OSX. As might be expected, OSX ...
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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 ...
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“Failed to connect to repository” in Jenkins on OSX to GitHub

Getting this error when setting up my GitHub repo in Jenkins on a OS X machine. Failed to connect to repository : Command "git ls-remote -h https://github.com/username/repo.git HEAD" returned status ...