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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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 ...
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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 ...
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mstsc /admin for Microsofts RDP for Mac OS X

How do I access the reserved admin session using Microsofts RDP client on my Mac? The equivalent to mstsc /admin on the Windows client.
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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 ...
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iptables equivalent for mac os x

I want to forward requests from 192.168.99.100:80 to 127.0.0.1:8000. This is how I'd do it in linux using iptables: iptables -t nat -A OUTPUT -p tcp --dport 80 -d 192.168.99.100 -j DNAT ...
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How to automatically announce Linux server resources to clients with arbitrary OSes?

I have a Linux server that needs to offer some services to an intranet. There will often be users that are not too familiar with using their laptops in a network environment, and so I'd like to ...
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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 ...
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Setting up xpra for client use in OS X

I've been trying to get xpra to run on OS X for the last few days to connect to my Ubuntu server. Note that there's a GUI for it called shifter, but that (at least on OS X) is still far too buggy. ...
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GUI in MacOS for defaults?

I'm not a Mac person (yet, plan to add that to the repertoire this year) but I've been following a lot of the Mac questions on SF. The defaults command comes up a lot and from the context of the ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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In my /etc/hosts/ file on Linux/OSX how do I do a wildcard subdomain?

I need to test sub-domains on my localhost. How can I effectively have this result of adding *.localhost.com to m /etc/hosts/ file? If it's not possible, how do I work around this problem? I need ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Coldfusion 10 on Mavericks Apple Server App Broken

I run the Apple Server App to host my local dev sites, and have Coldfusion 10. I upgraded to Mavericks and that broke the Server app, said I needed to upgrade to Server 3.0 which I did, but now CF ...
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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 ...
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Access CentOS 5 server over SSH with RSA public/private key from OSX

I'm trying to configure SSH access to my CentOS server using an RSA key rather than with a password but it refuses to accept the key. Here's what I've done so far: On client machine (OSX): ...
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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 ...
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PF Firewall on OSX with IceFloor

I have set up pf using IceFloor on my OSX 10.9 system running Server 3.0.2. Everything seems to be fine except that I can not connect to the system using the DNS name or the public IP from localhost. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Setup proxy with Apache 2.4 on Mac 10.8 [closed]

I have 1 application (Java) that running on my local machine (localhost:9000). I want to setup Apache as a front end proxy thus I used following configuration in the httpd.conf: <Directory /> ...
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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 ...
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Accidentally overwrote file instead of appending. Is there hope?

I accidentally did this: command > ~/.bash_profile Instead of command >> ~/.bash_profile I know, I'm an idiot. Is there a way to recover the old .bash_profile file? Thanks a lot for ...
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How to install Python packages to (Homebrew) Ansible's site-packages folder

I have installed Ansible (v1.4.4) and Python (2.7.6) via Homebrew. I'm creating an Ansible playbook for setting up a local development machine on Mac (Mavericks). When I get to the step to import a ...
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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, ...
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Ssh-add and contacting server unsuccessfully

I forgot how to do this procedure. I did on OSX 10.9.1 run ssh-keygen in my server moved the private-key id_rsa to my laptop's $HOME/.ssh/id_rsa, removed the private key id_rsa from my server ...
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How to correctly set up network names on Mountain Lion? [closed]

I am from a Linux background with a fair amount of Windows knowledge too but I find myself in the curious position of having to look after someone's macbook air. I am totally new to OSX. I would ...
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How to configure a CISCO ASA to support the OS X VPN Client

Given that OS X now supports (natively) CISCO IPSec VPN connections I am wondering what the requirements for the VPN configuration are on the remote end? I have evaluated a number of CISCO devices ...
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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 ...
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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: ...
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SSH between macs in a local environment, full control on each?

I'm attempting to use my Mac Mini as my "central server" in my local environment and then I develop on it, it runs nginx, php-fpm, etc. Everything is working fine. But I wish to do capistrano ...
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Disable Execution of all files under directory OS X

Is it possible in OS X (Assume 10.7+) to disable execution of any file (even files in subdirectories) of a specified folder? I don't mean with chmod, but with some kind of security framework. Ideally ...
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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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How can I prompt Mac clients connecting to RDS/Terminal Services to change password at first login?

This is my first implementation of Remote Desktop Services/Terminal Services; we are using it as a solution for Mac clients that need to run a piece of new Windows-only software. My question is about ...
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Sporadic '.Xauthority not writable, changes will be ignored' going from OSX -> Linux

Every now and then when users SSH from their OS X (Snow Leopard) workstation to one of our Linux hosts they receive the message: /usr/bin/xauth: ~/.Xauthority not writable, changes will be ignored ...
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Connect two mac computers/servers using a tunnel or private VPN? [closed]

I've got software I need to run on two computers on two separate networks (one behind a nat). The software requires both sides to have a static ip address that doesnt change. I assume some sort of ...
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Add daemon account on OS X

I'm trying to manually install a daemon (Oracle Grid Engine) on my machine, and I would like it to run under an isolated account. What is the preferred way, using Directory Services, to add a "system" ...
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USB packet sniffing on Mac OS? [closed]

I want to sniff USB packets being sent from my Mac to a device. For various reasons I cannot use Linux or Windows, and I'm stuck with Mac OS. Can anyone recommend a packet sniffing method? I've tried ...
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nginx error_log reports “bind() to 0.0.0.0:80 failed (48: Address already in use)”

I recently installed nginx and PHP-FPM via MacPorts on OS X 10.9 Mavericks and although it works my main error_log continuously says port 80 is in use. 2013/10/25 11:27:36 [emerg] 4510#0: bind() to ...
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let Opera Mini (in Microemulator, on OS X) hit local network

I just set up Microemulator on OS X (Leopard) and am running Opera Mini 4.2, hoping to test a mobile website I'm developing. Opera Mini can hit public websites, but it can't to hit my test sites on ...
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OS X bootpd as dhcp server not giving out ip addresses

I'm experimenting with PXE lan-boot on my Mac OS 10.6; After some prolonged trouble shooting, I've gotten to the point where LaunchD is nicely running bootpd with the following options: <?xml ...
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netatalk upload progress feedback

Using netatalk, I'm facing something annoying for my customers: The upload progress in Mac osx is not updated and stays on the calculation progress: French capture meaning : 'Calculating remaining ...
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How to directly query authoritative DNS nameserver from command line, bypassing cached servers? [closed]

How can I directly query authoritative DNS nameserver from Linux and Mac OS X command line, bypassing cached servers? This is helpful when wanting to immediately verify newly-created DNS host names ...
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What could cause these “failed to authenticate” logs other than failed login attempts (OSX)?

I've found this in the Console logs: 10/03/10 3:53:58 PM SecurityAgent[156] User info context values set for tom 10/03/10 3:53:58 PM authorizationhost[154] Failed to authenticate user ...