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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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 ...
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pfctl for diverting socket?

I have been trying to use divert socket with pfctl but no luck yet. Basically, I want to use what I could do with ipfw as below with pfctl: ipfw add divert 5000 ip from any to 4.2.2.4 Now I want to ...
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Copying files from OSX to samba, force create mode not working

I have a problem whereby I have set up a samba share with these parrameters: [Design] path = "/sec/projects/design" writeable = yes browsable = yes valid users = @design force group = design force ...
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VNC viewer not connecting to MAC from PC

I have a VNC server running on a Mac. When I try to use a VNC viewer, it says "no matching security types". Is there any other software which can connect to a Mac like RDP? If iI use screen sharing ...
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nginx only serves php located in the root

I have the following file paths http://localhost/test.php http://localhost/playground/server.php Both of them simple hold <?php phpinfo(); ?> The issue is, nginx will serve the first one, ...
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Getting full path of executables in ps auxwww output

Consider the following lines from a "ps auxwww" output: USER PID %CPU %MEM VSZ RSS TT STAT STARTED TIME COMMAND root 4262 0.0 0,1 76592 1104 s005 Ss 10:02am ...
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What is the OS X / BSD equivalent of the GNU “ps auxf” command?

In the GNU utils, ps auxf gives the process list with forest (tree). Is there a equivalent for this command at BSD / OS X systems?
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Converting UTF-8 NFD filenames to UTF-8 NFC, in either rsync or afpd

I have a home file server running FreeNAS 8. A few days ago I used rsync to upload my entire iTunes library from Mac so that I could load my library over the network instead of off a slow USB drive. ...
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OSX: ssh-agent caching passphrases…but when cleared?

I have a ssh RSA key in a client OSX 10.9.4. The SSH server is ubuntu. Everything works OK, but the problem is that my OSX ssh-agent seems to be caching the passphrases. The first time I ssh, it is ...
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Connecting with SMB from Mac to Windows server

I'm trying to connect from my Mac to a directory on a Windows server. Here is what I'm doing from the finder : menu Go->connect to server->smb://srv-fichiers1/Personnel/conujer I get an error ...
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WebDav issue with Mac OS X 10.5.3 onwards

We upgraded to Mac OS X 10.5.3 and getting problem when uploading files (PUT) to a webdav server (the server is Apache running on a Windows environment). When we drag and drop on to a webdav folder ...
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DNS not resolving the same as host

We have an OSX host and an ubuntu 10.04 vagrant instance running on virtualbox. While attempting to send an email to emailtests.com (for email testing purposes) we noticed that the DNS was not ...
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Processes hanging indefinitely when reading from network connections

An update to the below: I have experienced a similar problem on an unrelated script, on a Debian virtual machine in a different datacentre. This looks suspiciously like the issue described here (and ...
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port forwarding with pf on Mac OS 10.9

I have to setup a port forwarding on Mac Os 10.9. The mac is connected to a OpenVPN, and I need to get access to another machine on the private network of the mac through that VPN. Apparently, Mac OS ...
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How to reload AppleFileServer without unloading it?

I am using this commands to restart my AppleFileServer for sharing. But how I can reload it, without killing, or unloading it? sudo killall DirectoryService sudo AppleFileServer sudo launchctl ...
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Problems with AD login - Mac

So unfortunately, this problem occurs commonly, but not consistently enough to reproduce. We have Macs running 10.9 joined to a remotely managed Active Directory. However, it seems that every once in ...
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Active Directory account lockout policy not working on Macs

I am running AD on Windows Server 2003 and made sure our account lockout policy is set to 5 attempts before an account gets locked. It works on any Windows computer running XP/Vista/7/8, but the ...
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how to set global PATH on OS X?

I'd like to append to the global PATH variable on OS X so that all user shells and GUI applications get the same PATH environment. I know I can append to the path in shell startup scripts, but those ...
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What ports need to be open for Calendar and Contacts services to facilitate calendar resources on Mac OSX Server 10.8

We use Mac OSX 10.8 with Server 2.2.1. When creating a calendar appointment on a client connected to the OSX server from within our local network (behind our firewall) we can select calendar ...
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Mac OS X: Change $PATH from within python script

I have a bunch of python scripts. One of them installs software (subversion) that requires it's path to be added to $PATH. After it is installed, I want the next script to use the software. If I run ...
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I need to enable wifi access through terminal in OS X

I am clearing out an old Mac Lab to recycle the Imacs throughout the organisation. I think my predecessor issued a terminal command to disable wifi access and none will allow the wifi to be active for ...
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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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Running 64-bit apache mesos on 32 bit non-Linux non-Mac OS operating system [closed]

I am exploring Apache Mesos for my next project. As I was going through the mesos documentation, I realised that it can be installed on a Linux(64 bit) and Mac (64 bit) machine. That should be fine ...
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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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Unable to locate DHCP Server …

I am supporting a mixed Mac OSX and Windows environment. There is a rogue DHCP Server which seems to be providing the ip-addresses to Mac systems on the network. I have used both ZenMap and Wireshark ...
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Permission issues with Samba and OS X

I'm having some serious permission issues with Mac client machines (OS X Snow Leopard) connected to a UNIX server (running CentOS) through Samba. No matter which permissions I set for a file on the ...
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Ensure Macs get correct machine name from DHCP?

I have a problem in our network where our Mac's occasionally get given the wrong machine name while, I guess, getting a new DHCP lease. The DHCP servers are Windows based - the bulk of our network ...
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Mini mac server returning:- attribute “entryCSN” index delete failure

I have an Open Directory(OD) server running on OSX 10.8.5. I have software connecting to it (a web interface) which is searching the LDAP for users. So I run the query on the web app, and look in ...
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Nginx + Passenger = Slow response

I'm running nginx 1.0.4 with Passenger 3.0.11 and Rails applications and I've noticed that on every request I made, it takes about 5 seconds to respond for the first request, if I reload it, after the ...
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Varnish installer cannot find PCRE when it is already installed

I am trying to install Varnish-Cache 4 on my Mac OS X 10.9.3. But I get this error: checking for PCRE... no configure: error: Package requirements (libpcre) were not met: No package 'libpcre' found ...
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MySQL access denied error when connecting via SSH tunnel

For months I've been connecting to the MySQL instance running on our local test server through an SSH tunnel without any issues. All of sudden though, with no changes I can think of, the server has ...
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Where is the samba name “workstation” coming from?

The output of smbstatus running on OS X Mavericks with the latest Server app installed (but with native SMB shut down in favor of the Samba implementation from Homebrew) contains many entries like ...
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AB speed test two different URLS

I have two different servers running locally with different configurations. I'm interested in seeing with is repeatedly better/faster. I'm using siege right now $ siege -r 100 -b ...
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OD Upgrade: The Home Folder Can't Be Accessed

We moved our Open Directory server from an Xserve running 10.6.8 to a new Mac Mini running 10.9 with Server installed. After much ado, this was done as a fairly clean install. Meaning instead of ...
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Vagrant Determining IP information for eth2… failed [closed]

Im running a vagrant file to bring up a CentOS Virtual Box on OSX, but when running vagrant up it always fails at default: Configuring and enabling network interfaces... with the error: The following ...
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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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Automated distribution and configuration for Mac OS X

I'm looking for a solution that will allow me to do the following on a network of mac-only for which I am the administrator. single click" Distribute software to one or more, or all Mac devices ...
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Run a script via .plist on login as if in a specific directory

My .plist file calls a shell script but the script fails because it references other files in the same directory as the script. Thus the script only runs successfully when I 'cd' to the correct ...
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Gitlab on Virtualbox VM with repositories on host os

I've set up a Virtualbox VM (debian 7.6) on my MacMini (10.9). I've successfully installed Gitlab (7.1) in the VM and I'm able to access it from all machines in my network. I'm able to log in and ...
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how can I access a webserver running on my NATed VMware Fusion guest from the rest of the subnet? [closed]

I am not allowed to run my VMWare guest in bridged mode, and I want to somehow tunnel from an agreed port on the Mac's external network interface to the webserver running on the VMWare fusion guest. ...
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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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Can I create a share on a Windows Server Domain Controller for anonymous Mac OS access?

I'd like to have a share on a Windows Server Domain Controller (2012 R2) with Mac software for folks on my company to install from. Not everyone who will have access to this share will have a domain ...
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Script errors when run by launchd at startup, but not when run in Terminal

I'm attempting to create a RAM disk that loads the previous contents when the system starts up, and every six hours writes the contents to a disk image. Currently, when you run the script from the ...
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Force DNS lookups through specific adapter on OS X?

Is there a way to force DNS lookups through a specific adapter's servers on OS X? I have an ethernet connection and a wifi connection, but I'd like all DNS requests to go through the ethernet ...
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Assigning Multiple IP Addresses to localhost OS X 10.6

I'm attempting to host multiple website locally with HTTPS enabled, but in order to do this I'd need to configure my local machine to use multiple IP address for localhost (I believe). Is there any ...
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Is Imaging over wireless possible and/or feasible? PXE boot over Wireless?

I am looking to implement (if possible/feasible) the ability to image a PC and Mac via our wireless network. Is this actually possible? I have read multiple documents that newer Macbook Airs can do ...
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How to start/stop/restart launchd services from the command line?

How do I restart, say for example my httpd or afpd, running any Mac OS X >= 10.5 (Leopard-), without having to use the GUI and go to System Preferences -> Sharing and unchecking/checking "Web ...