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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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On MacOS X, can I configure Wifi from Puppet or the command line?

I would like to create entries for the company's Wifi in every Mac via Puppet. Is this possible? (or if it is possible from the command line, I can figure out how to do it in Puppet)
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How do I re-enable Kerberos authentication after upgrading to Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite?

In previous versions of Mac OS X, one could enable Kerberos authentication when a user logs in by following a support document. Specifically, this document explains that the file ...
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Unable to understand the folder /var/virusmails in Mac OS X

I was completing the instructions in finding MySQL's password, when I saw this My var at Root has the folder /var/virusmails which name is strange. The user of the folder is _amavisd which I do ...
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connecting to OS X remote management VNC from Linux or Windows

OSX box has remote management enabled (AppleVNCServer) and port 5900 open. Using tightvnc/ultravnc/realvnc can't connect because of "security protocol mismatch" (don't have the exact phrase). Googling ...
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Exchange Location Not Showing Up in OS X Calendar

Exchange 2013 & Windows Server 2012 R2, OS X 10.9.5/10.10.0. When trying to create a new meeting in OS X Calendar.app, the location field is not correctly populating with the configured meeting ...
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how to silently install .dmg in MacOS?

I have a .dmg MacOS package (with 'continue' buttons, EULA etc) that i need to install on multiple computers. Is it a way to do so silently via a bash/python/ruby/etc script just like silent MSI ...
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Access files on remote computer via VPN

Environment: We have Office Mac Pro. I have Mac Mini at my home. I can connect to Office VPN. Question, How can I access file in Shared folder from Mac Pro from home? I have tried smb:// and afp:// ...
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Monit won't start: “Cannot translate '<hostname>' to FQDN name — nodename nor servname provided”

I installed monit-5.3.2 on OS X 10.7 but haven't been able to get it running. When I run sudo monit -t I get: monit: Cannot translate 'hakan' to FQDN name -- nodename nor servname provided, or not ...
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Vagrant private IP not found after network change

I've got a simple Vagrant Ubuntu virtual machine setup using Virtual Box, running on a Mac. I'm using private networking, configured with a static private IP like so: Vagrant.configure("2") do ...
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PF rule for Continuity

So it looks like the Continuity on OS X 10.10 creates network interface on the fly (utun2 here) and my PF blocks it, so that I can't make/answer calls. I'm not an admin, just use the IceFloor for PF ...
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How to configure custom DNS server with Docker?

I need to add a few lines to /etc/hosts for my web-app to work inside a Docker container. Docker's /etc/hosts is read-only. I'm trying to use dnsmasq: FROM ubuntu:14.04 # ... RUN apt-get install ...
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Do Mac OS X servers have a security mechanism that blocks a user if they log in from two different IPs?

A trusted friend and I had ssh'ed into a Mac OS X Web Server (either 10.6.8 Snow Leopard or 10.7 Lion) from two different locations. Then my password stopped working when trying to log in. I can ...
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View old Inbox messages in (OS X) Mail.app via Exchange IMAP?

We're thinking of migrating our Mac users away from Entourage 2008 and instead using Mail.app (built into OS X Snow Leopard). We're running SBS 2003 so it's Exchange 2003 for now. When I setup an ...
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Apache localhost 403 error with Yosemite

I've just installed Mac OS X Yosemite fresh. I configured Apache and chmodded "users/user/Sites" to 755. When I hit localhost I receive a 403 Forbidden "You don't have permission to access / on this ...
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Postgres cannot start on lion due to missing server configuration file

I am trying to setup pg on a relatively clean lion install and it's not being successful. First I successfully installed homebrew, and installed postgresql without any errors. Then I tried to run a ...
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Puppet: Execute script relative to file [closed]

I'm totally new to Puppet, so I'm sorry if this question isn't even well-formed haha. I'm trying to use Boxen to set up my new Macbook Pro. I've found a script that will help me manipulate what is in ...
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OS X bootp acts differently for different clients

I'm working on an OS X NetInstall environment, and having trouble with the BSDP portion. I have some hosts on the same subnet (build) as the server, and other hosts on a different subnet (try). ...
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rsync --link-dest not working over samba?

I'm trying to wrap my head around rsync behaviour when using --link-dest as my personal backup. My setup is a Mac Pro with a separate data partition which I want to backup to an ubuntu server. Trying ...
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Multiple domains within a school network environment

The work placement I am currently at has two domains a old one and a new one. The new one is pointed to our frog server which hosts our website on our internal network and we have a osx server which ...
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Apple Open Directory password Expiry not working as desired

I have a mac running Open Directory, and I was it so that I can force users to change passwords (So I can set it then have them change it on first login). If I set expiry, the user can't set their ...
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Dynamic vhost giving 403 forbidden on OSX Apache

I have followed this guide and am trying to create dynamic vhosts on OSX by allowing foo.dev to direct to the web folder /foo. My difference being that I am using ~/Sites as my web folder instead of ...
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Accessing CIFS shares from an OS X machine incredibly slow

This is a longshot, because this issue seems over-reported and unanswered on the internet (see references below), but it is about time this issue is permanently solved. The facts: Server: Windows ...
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Mac OS X machines - VERY slow access to Windows shares

I have a handful of mac boxes accessing a share from a remote Windows Server 2003 box over a site-to-site VPN. They are connecting to the share using cifs, authenticating with AD credentials, and ...
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subversion issue on mac os x

This exists in my httpd.conf file: <Location /svn> DAV svn SVNParentPath /Users/iirp/Sites/svn Allow from all #AuthType Basic #AuthName "Subversion repository" #AuthUserFile ...
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Cant see Shared Macs over PPTP VPN (OS X)

I have setup a PPTP VPN using a DD-WRT router which is functioning fine. I can ping internet to external and external to internal. I have also tested file sharing over AFP and SMB with success. My ...
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Routing tables in OS/X Mavericks - causing traceroute: sendto: Cannot allocate memory

OS/X does most of its routing based on the order of the interfaces in 'Network Preferences'. I need to separate traffic, so I've put the default route first, and then routed traffic to the second ...
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LDAP configuration for Mac server

We just migrated our php webapps to a new web server (Mac OS X 10.9.5). We are having trouble with ldap logins to the webapps. We are able to successfully connect to a remote ldap server, but when we ...
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Cannot get ZFS pool created in OSX to import on Linux system [closed]

I'm experimenting with different file systems for use between a dual-booting Linux/OSX laptop which will act as a testing platform. Despite being a BSD variant, I've had a lot of trouble finding a ...
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How do I access a local web server on my laptop from another computer?

I have an app running on my computer at 127.0.0.1:3000 I would like to access that app from an iPhone connected to the same network. I have done this before but blanking out on how I did it. Any ...
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OS X Not Trusting Thawte Primary Root CA - G3

We recently renewed our Nginx webserver's Thawte SSL certificate. Previously we'd been using SHA1 as the signing algorithm, but this time used SHA256 which leads to a new root certificate known as ...
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Windows Server 2012 DHCP and OSX Devices

I've recently put together a small office network (around 20 devices) with an attached machine running Windows Server 2012. Our gateway router provided by our ISP was pretty useless and started ...
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on SSH login, get message 'Could not chdir to home directory"

I am SSHing into a Mac OS X server running Tiger. When I log in I get put in the root directory and shown this message: Could not chdir to home directory : No such file or directory My $HOME ...
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OS X enable scp but disable ssh login

How can I disable login for a user on OS X but still allow them to scp files to/from that machine? I've come across a shell replacement "scponly" but that doesn't compile for OS X (and is really ...
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Printer on OS X not printing across VPN subnets

I have an interesting situation where I have a two servers that connect two subnets via a VPN. One side is 192.168.0.0/24 and the other is 192.168.1.0/24. Communications appear to be working okay. I ...
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Resolving to virtual host very slow on Mac OS X Lion

Since upgrading to Mac OS X Lion (from Snow Leopard), I have noticed that resolving to a virtual host is very slow (between about 3 seconds). I have found a number of tips (e.g., not using the .local ...