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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PureFTPd Server on OS X - FTP clients can login but unable to view or write to their folders

Need a real FTP guru for this one I think. If you know something about pureftp please read through the below logs and see if something jumps out at you. People can log in but not post files or make ...
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Mac OS X ramdisk for tmpdir in mysql error starting mysql

I successfully created a ram disk using: diskutil erasevolume HFS+ "ramdisk" `hdiutil attach -nomount ram://904800` Here are the disks: Chris-Muenchs-MacBook-Air:data cmuench$ df -h Filesystem ...
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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 ...
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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: ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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" ...
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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: ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 --> ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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-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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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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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 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 ...