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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Failed To Install syslinux on USBDRIVE with Mac OS X

I am creating Ubuntu Server 13.10 Bootable USBDRIVE with command line using Mac OS X, In this i tried to install Syslinux on USBDRIVE by using syslinux command by following: xxx-Mac:~xxx$ sudo ...
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How to customize mavericks' mac osx server apache configuration?

I have installed Mac OSX Mavericks Server and I would like to add some features to the Apache Server (gitolite, redmine, etc.) I've started with updating the httpd_server_app.conf file in ...
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Unknown 502 bad gateway a php page running on nginx php-fpm [closed]

I am having a hard time trying to understand why my php page doesn't load. It always ends up in a 502 error page. I'm on osx mountain lion with homebrew installed nginx and php-fpm with php 5.5.7 ...
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How to generate a signature with a launchd plist? [closed]

Is it possible to implement the following shell script completely as a launchd plist to generate a signature with timestamp in the StandardErrorPath / StandardErrorPath files? #!/bin/sh echo "Hi, ...
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Should I install Ansible with python pip or homebrew on Mac OSX Mavericks? [closed]

I recently moved to using OSX to administrate my linux box, so I'm very new to using linux programs on OSX. I want to use Vagrant with Ansible to bootstrap my development environment, so I need to ...
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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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MS Dynamics CRM OSX Mavericks

I have some problem when try open MS Dynamics CRM on safari web browser. When opened this page I cannot see dashboard, I see blank page. The same situation is on Windows safari and safari on MAC OSX. ...
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Only localhost vhost works on Mountain Lion

I'm trying to run Apache on OS X Mountain Lion but can only get the virtual host 'localhost' to work. In /etc/hosts I have: 127.0.0.1 localhost magento.dev solas-lite.dev 255.255.255.255 ...
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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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Connecting to Mac OS X VNC with Kerberos authentication [closed]

I'm running Mac OS X Server with remote administration. Apple uses VNC with (I believe) Kerberos authentication. I do NOT use a VNC password, just the user-based authentication. I need to find a VNC ...
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How can I set path for non-interactive user authenticated using LDAP?

On a Mac running OSX 10.7.5, I need to set the PATH for non-interactive users who connect via ssh and are authenticated using LDAP. It's the same question that was asked (and answered) here: Updating ...
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Weird permissions getting set on directories after rsync

I've got a drive on a Mac (OSX 10.7.5) that I'm sharing on the LAN. In the system preferences, the share is set so System Administrator has Read & Write access, System Group has Read Only, and ...
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nginx symlinks permission denied / 403 Forbidden on Mac OSX

So I have an nginx server running on Mac OSX and I am trying to create a symlink in my nginx www directory from somewhere else. In the browser I get the wonderful 403 Forbidden error. I have also ...
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vmware-fusion: How Clones affects Windows Licenses [duplicate]

I am considering an upgrade to vmware-fusion 6. I would like to do the following: Install windows 7 as a Fusion VM, call it base, and leave it alone. Create a clone of base and install IE 7 Create ...
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After Mavericks upgrade problems with PHPStorm [closed]

I upgraded to Mac OS Mavericks and since then my PHPStorm caused problems. During typing inside the editor the CPU goes up to 400% and the typing lags. I didn't know what to do or what the reason is. ...
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MYSQL #1045 error on mac os x 10.9 (with my password)

I was using ubuntu before i have bought my macbook pro. And today i started to use this computer. Now, I did everything to install php, apache and mysql like here: ...
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Kill process that keeps restarting itself

I need some advice on how to completely kill the Jenkins process. It keeps restarting itself. On Mac OSX. $ps -eaf 216 1143 1 0 0:01.65 ?? 0:04.03 /usr/bin/java -jar ...
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Trouble with name resolution when using programs like `gem` in shell

I have trouble with name resolution when using programs like gem in my shell within my office environment. Whenever a program needs to connect to a remote host, it fails to resolve the domain name, ...
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launchctl won't load php-fpm with this LaunchAgent

I'm trying to start php-fpm with launchctl. Running directly from the command line is no problem: $ /usr/sbin/php-fpm -p /Users/dmitry -e Here's the contents of ...
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Securely separated sites on Mac OS X as webserver

I suddenly inherited Mac OS X MiniServer with AMPPS on it. It used to be a development server, switched to a production role. So I created MySQL users for each site with this site's DB access only, ...
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How do I add a broadcast IP to the loopback interface under os/x using ifconfig when my machine has no network? [duplicate]

I'm new to advanced network administration and I would like to do some testing with UDP broadcasting, so I need a broadcast address on my loopback interface. The machine is offline, in other words, ...
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AppleScript to enable Find My Mac on multiple Macs?

I am looking for a way to enable Find My Mac on multiple Macs within our organisation. It seems like this might be possible with AppleScript. The workflow I had in mind is: Load System Preferences ...
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What is the equivalent of 127.255.255.255 for OS/X machines so I can test broadcast udp packets without a network? [duplicate]

I am trying to test my program that makes use of broadcast UDP (not multicast!). In Linux, I can use the 127.255.255.255:64651 address and everything works beautifully, in other words, I send a packet ...
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MySQL: “UPDATE command denied to user ''@'localhost'” [duplicate]

For some reason when I installed MySQL on my machine (a Mac running OS X 10.9) the 'root' MySQL account got messed up and I don't have access to it, but I do have access to the standard MySQL account ...
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Trying to delete a directory stored on a Windows server, from on a Mac, containing files created on the Mac, getting “Directory not empty”

I am trying to delete a directory stored on a Windows 2008 R2 server, mounted on a Mac as network home (10.8.5). The directory was created by Safari and stores temporary internet files. I need to be ...
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Bridged network on OS X only gets UDP broadcast traffic

I've created a bridged network Mac OS X 10.8.5 using ifconfig and TUNTAP for OS X to bridge my wireless connection, en0, with a virtual interface, tap0, which I can use for guest VMs: $ sudo ...
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Viability of Mac OS X 10.9 Time Machine Server in office environment

Currently we have about 20 Mac OS 10.9 MacBook Pros (almost all with SSDs) backing up to individual USB drives. I'd like to consolidate these to one drobo thunderbolt drive array attached to a Mac ...
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How could two processes bind onto the same port?

I just ran into an issue where a request made to localhost:8080 from curl was hitting a different server than the same request made from inside Node. lsof -i :8080 revealed that two processes were ...
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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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Can't join OS X Mavericks to AD Domain [closed]

I'm attempting to join an OS X Mavericks (10.9) client to a Windows Server 2008 Active Directory domain, however the bind fails with this error in the OS X client's system.log: Oct 24 15:03:15 ...
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Knife will no longer download recipes from opscode

My setup is on Mac OS X and using Chef solo Somehow after running: knife configure -i I can no longer download anything when I run: knife cookbook download site apache2 I get back: ERROR: ...
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OSX 10.8 Mobile Account : Prevent ~/Library from syncing

I have a setup on a OSX 10.8 Server with mobile accounts. I configured the server so that only two folders should be synced, and checked that the PReferences are not supposed to be synced, neither is ...
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OSX 10.7 Directory Utility - Editing OpenLDAP

I am attempting to get Macs, running os 10.7.5 Lion, to authenticate using OpenLDAP running on Ubuntu 12.0.4 LTS. One of the things that I would love to be able to do is to use Apple's lovely ...
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Mac OSX 10.8.4 - Apache - Setting up Virtual hosts

I can't seem to get my virtual hosts working: I have an /etc/apache2/users/scottr.conf set up as: <Directory "/Users/scottr/Sites/"> Options Indexes MultiViews FollowSymLinks ...
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OSX Account server running on Linux

We are a small startup company where we all work on Apple computers. I was wondering whether we could centralise the user accounts on a single server so anyone could log into their account from any of ...
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Only Apache can listen to port 80 on MacOSX

I have a python web framework, Tornado, trying to listen on port 8000 but failed. Under the testing conditions below, firewall has been disabled in system pref pane. ipfw list shows 65535 allow ip ...
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How to add user to a group from terminal on Mountain Lion?

When I run sudo dscl . -append /Groups/com.apple.access_ssh GroupMembership $USERNAME I get append: Invalid Path <dscl_cmd> DS Error: -14009 (eDSUnknownNodeName)
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VPN on Mac OS X

I've this issue: I've configured a VPN on my private network at work. Is all configured on a ISA Server 2006. When I try to connect (trough VPN) with a PC I have not problem. With the same ...
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Macs losing connection to SMB shares on Windows Server 2012?

We have 2 fileservers running Windows 2012. Each share about 10 folders via SMB 3. About once a week per fileserver, Macs will suddenly be unable to connect to one of the servers (not both). Looking ...
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Running JVM 1.4.2 on a modern PC/Mac

I need to access an old IBM blade center's KVM. It uses Java and asks for 1.4.02_08 and above. I tried with a Mac (JM 7) and two PCs (win7, JM6) to no avail. I installed the old java but it won't run ...
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Can't start MySQL 5.6 installed via macports on OS X 10.8.5 (new install errno: 13 - Permission denied)

I've been Googling and banging my head against this one for quite a while now. I have not installed MySQL on this system before and just installed version 5.6 via MacPorts and have run sudo ...
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OS X SMB client created folders on windows server 2008 owned by departed users

Here is our setup. We have a domain and are running a windows 2008 file server. All of our macs are joined to the domain. When user A connects to the server and creates a new folder in his share, he ...
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Room resources not listing in Calendar for OSX

I have set up a Room Resource mailbox on Exchange 2013 and am trying to get the calendar to display in OSX's calendar app. I have granted free/busy permissions to Group A and set the default to none ...