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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Snow Leopard Permissions in Shared Folders reset on saving file

I have several users who access their accounts on OSX through their windows machines over samba. As soon as they update/save a file, it sets the permissions to -rwxr----- which means no other users ...
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Additional training for a Mac sysadmin

My coworkers and I were recently told by our manager to submit proposals for training this year for consideration. I've heard it said before "training is available if something worthwhile can be ...
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OS X VirtualBox, scp and apt-get install not working on guest OS?

This is an odd one. I've installed linux (both ubuntu 9.10 and debian 5) on vitualbox running on OS X. The install is fine, and once I switch the networking over to bridged I'm able reach the web and ...
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Any way to disable Grand Central Dispatch and fallback to older way of doing things

As per issue for MythTV backend at: http://svn.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/7582 when running MythTV backend on MacOS X 10.6.2, it crashes with: BUG IN CLIENT OF LIBDISPATCH: Do not close random Unix ...
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Painfully slow login to AD bound Mac OS X Leopard machine when off home network

Just looking for a little help with this problem that seems to trip a lot of people up and is causing me no end of grief. I have a number of fully patched OS X Leopard machines that are bound to my ...
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Do I need to reinstall PHP on Mac to get newly installed features?

I admit that I am a bit spoiled by the Windows installer. Anyway, I have mac os x leopard server and am trying to get gettext to work. I had trouble with pear but put the include for pear in the ...
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How do I create a new user and migrate email from another account in OS X 10.6 Server?

I'm having lot's of problems with one specific account that was configured before I got to administer this server. I'm thinking about removing and recreating the account, but I'm not sure how to do a ...
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Server unable to communicate OUT, fine serving traffic

We have several servers that are randomly loses the ability to communicate out to other nodes on the local network and internet. However websites are being served fine and we still have ssh access. A ...
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How do I setup sshd on Mac OS X to only allow key-based authentication?

I have a Mac OS X machine (Mac mini running 10.5) with Remote Login enabled. I want to open the sshd port to the Internet to be able to login remotely. For security reasons I want to disable remote ...
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How to kill an “exiting” process on OS X (state = E)

I have a process on my Mac OS X system which is in state E ("The process is trying to exit."): % ps auwwwxc | grep -si JavaApplicationS sbwoodside 84547 0.0 0.0 0 0 ?? E ...
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Potential double NAT problems in an OS X office

We have a Comcast SMC Business Gateway router/modem combo in our office, and it doesn't provide much in the way of diagnostic tools or QoS routing. I want to plug another router with Tomato installed ...
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Mac OS 10.4 asking for admin credentials for folder deletion

A user in our company uses Mac OS 10.4 on a G5. She has a CD with Illustrator CS3 stuff on it. She copied 2 folders on the desktop and now she needs to delete both. When she tries, she gets a popup ...
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Mac OS X Server: what's the difference between the server userIDs and locals userIDs? Are they distinct?

super newbie question apologies: I have bought a shiny new Mac mini with Snow Leopard Server pre-installed. I have 5 macs already in the house, and of course on each one there is already a login ID ...
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Mac OS X 10.6 issues connecting via vpn to Microsoft server

I am currently running Mac OS X Snow Leopard and trying to use the native vpn client to connect to our Microsoft vpn server. If I route all traffic via the vpn connection I am able to connect to our ...
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Where is my .profile file in Snow Leopard?

I am setting up Apache Tomcat on my OS X 10.6.2 and need to know where my .profile file is, for setting environment variables. I thought it was in the root of my home directory, but I cannot find it.
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Problem with Bridged Networking on OS X + Ubuntu with VirtualBox

I'm running Mac OS X Leopard as my host OS and have VirtualBox 3.0.10 installed. I'm having some issues getting bridged networking running with an Ubuntu 9.04 guest VM. I had bridged networking ...
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Automatically start postfix on Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard

Hey guys, I'm doing a lot of test emailing for a PHP based application. I find that sometimes my emails become 'stuck'. I did find a solution, in the terminal I type (as root) postfix start, and I ...
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Special filename in OS X; semantics of asterisk?

So I'm using Mac OS X 10.5, and I have a file called _Mail.grxml that is being handled funny. ls -l will show the file, but ls -l * will not. It's just this one file; note ls -l | wc -l ...
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Why does Mac OS X Software Update not work when machine uses Active Directory?

My company's IT department is mostly a Windows run operation and in order to become more secure, they are altering the way that the Macintosh computers login to our internal network so that they use ...
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Which OS X version can be virtualized (and using what software)

Which OS X version can be virtualized (and using what software). Legally of course :).
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Will setting MySQL root password prevent it from autostarting?

I installed and set up MySQL on Snow Leopard, and created a Launch Deamon to start MySQL automatically (Got it from this tutorial). But the step to verify that it is working, doesn't work for me: ...
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Tell me the pros and cons of using WebDAV over SSL for file server access instead of SMB

In the organisation I'm in we have a mixture of OS X and windows XP. For years the Macs have also connected via SMB to the fileserver, however it's always been a bit flaky. On OS X it's prone to ...
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Fix for bash line-wrapping & backspace display bugs on Mac OS X?

When I open up Terminal (on Mac OS X 10.5.8) and type a long command line: ...the text doesn't go to the next line when it wraps around: Also, sometimes when I type a command and then backspace ...
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Mac OS X Server: How to create internet sharing with quota tracking

I had a question. I have OS X Server and wanted to set up a system where I have internet with a quota of 12 GB, I want to be able to create my own specialised login accounts and split the quota ...
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Make Office 2008 run smoothly for network users

Time and time again, we have problems with Office 2008, especially when used by users with network accounts (and usually seen through Word, but then, that is the primary application of the suite our ...
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502 Bad Gateway error using Nginx/Passenger on Mac OS X (10.6.1)

After several hours of battling with this anomaly, I've finally admitted defeat. If anyone here can help me I would be most grateful! QUICK SUMMARY: I have this error in my Nginx error log: ...
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Overcommitting memory on an Ubuntu Server 9.10 running on VMWare Fusion 3.0 (osx)

I can't set the overcommit_memory from inside the shell: root@ubuntu:~# /proc/sys/vm/overcommit_memory = 1 -bash: /proc/sys/vm/overcommit_memory: Permission denied Also I tried putting that line in ...
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Active Directory Support Folder Redirection AND Portable Home Directories?

Does anyone here know if Active Directory will support the use of both Windows Folder Redirection and Mac OS X's Portable Home Directories for synchronizing a user's files to a remote share? I want ...
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Mac OSX 10.3 Log fills up

I'm using an old 99 blue and white G3 tower with OSX 10.3.9 on it and using Reason. After about 10 or more hours of leaving the program open, the log file fills up and on my relatively small ...
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Install gettext to Apache2 on Snow Leopard Server

I have my web server from Apple installed on my Mac OS X server, and now I want to add "gettext" and more to the server but how can I do it? I can't find php/ext/ folder, :/ and I don't know how I ...
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Mail server Mac OS X Snow leopard

I have a problem, I can't find at good tutorial how to setup my mail server. I only can get a user account with the "shortname" and my server's ip, address like nickname@10.0.1.100 :/ I need to bind ...
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Best way to document network/servers/layouts for my replacement who isn't as tech savvy?

So a quick bit of backstory... I am 18 years old, in high school and am a sysadmin for said school. When I got here the networks were a mess and undocumented, crashing about once a day if not more. I ...
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How to use Xgrid?

I have read a little about Xgrid on Mac OS X, and I read that I can use it to get more power for some applications. What type of software can use Xgrid? And how can I use it?
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How to make Mac OS X Snow Leopard Software Update to use a custom Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server

I have my Mac OS X 10.6 server, and iI have enabled software update, but now I need my Macbook Air and iMac to update from this server. I have tried to read about it, but I can't find it, I hope ...
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Restrict group permissions on OS X networked home folders?

It was brought to my attention recently the user's home folders on our server have group read permissions. The subfolders within them - Documents, Movies, Pictures, etc. do not have group ...
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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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Mac Network Backup

I have a network of Mac laptops and Mac Minis. I also have an old G4 running HornWare SharePoints that allows me to use my Drobo as a network share (AFS). Time Machine does not appear to support ...
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E-mail groups in OS X Snow Leopard

I've been trying to figure out how to do simple e-mail distribution groups in OS X Server 10.6 now for a few hours and I can't seem to figure it out. Basically I want to be able to e-mail multiple ...
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Can't start MySQL on Mac OS X getting mysql.sock connection error

I'm trying to get MySQL running on my Mac. I used macports for the initial install but can't get past this mysql socket error. Note: macports appends the version number to commands if they look odd ...
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Where is Mac OS X Server commonly used? [closed]

In what type or roles and network is Mac OS X server commonly used. What does OSX server have that is not available on other Unix enviroments like Linux, or OpenSolaris. What benefits does it have ...
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AFP file permission issues with Mac OS X

I have two clients (one windows XP and one Mac OS X) connected to a UNIX server (centOS). The windows client connects through the Samba file protocol, and the Mac through AFP. For some reason the Mac ...
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Snow Leopard Servers built in Wiki vs Mediawiki?

I recently installed Snow Leopard Server and am trying to get the most out of the services it offers, but one thing that currently seems pretty barebones is the Wiki it provides. Can Snow Leopard ...
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OSX Leopard - PATH change doesn't persist

I tried to change the $PATH using the following command: export ...
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Mac OS X Server (10.5) mail trapped in queue

We've got mail accumulating in our Leopard Server's queue and not sure exactly why. This machine has required little maintenance over the years so I'm hoping someone here spot the obvious and save us ...
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SQLite question? Podcast Producer server failure

Suddenly this morning none of my recording machines can connect to the server. There were no software updates on the client or server side this weekend. It looked like a firewall issue at first, but ...
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Install ColdFusion 9 into MAMP Pro on OSX

I'm using this video tutorial to try and install ColdFusion 9 with MAMP Pro on my Macbook, for development purposes. It works when installing CF8; but with both the 32 bit and 64 bit versions of CF9, ...
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How to reload default Mac OSX routing table without rebooting

Greetings, I'm using vpnc for a VPN client. I'm also doing some tricky things with route to make sure I can still access my local network, etc. etc. (the particulars here are not very important). ...
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Ad Hoc Wireless Network Between Vista IIS and Leopard

I am trying to set up an Ad Hoc network between my PC running Vista and my Macbook running Leopard. It's not just the Ad Hoc network though. I have Visual Studio Developer Express and SQL Studio ...
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Windows Server 2008 and slow connecting to server with OS X

I'm setting up a new Windows Server 2008 x64 file server. For Windows workstations everything works as it's supposed to but for OS X workstations it takes more than 30 seconds to even connect to the ...
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ESXi, VIC and VMware Fusion Mouse issues

I have been experimenting with ESXi and have the following setup on my desk: Dell Laptop: T2500 2GHz, 4Gb RAM boots ESXi off USB flash drive, has 320Gb 7200rpm internal SATA as the datastore ...