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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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 ...
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VPN and router pass-through

I have been having trouble with VPN on my router, so I thought that since it allowed VPN Pass-through, I would set up a VPN server on an Ubuntu box here, and pass through to that. I have set up PPTP, ...
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starting nginx on mac fails with 48: address already in use

I'm trying to start nginx on my Mac OS X using the command sudo nginx It fails with the following error nginx: [emerg] bind() to 0.0.0.0:8080 failed (48: Address already in use) nginx: [emerg] ...
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Apache fast-cgi and php-fpm failing to run php file?

I have been trying to switch my server from mod php to fastcgi set up on an apache server running on osx (as a development machine). My problem is that php-fpm doesn't seem to processing the files. ...
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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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How to add Postgres support to PHP installed by Homebrew?

I have already installed and configured new version of PHP with Homebrew, including MySQL support and XDebug. That works fine. However, I need to install the support for PostgreSQL as well. How can I ...
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Ubuntu on VirtualBox with bridged network cannot access the gateway or internet

I have set up a version of Ubuntu 12.04 under VirtualBox (version 4.1.18) using NAT and everything works fine (using DHCP of course). I am running OS X Lion 10.7.4. However, as soon as I switch the ...
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Mavericks - APN Active Directory Users not being pushed

We have hit a problem with our current AD -> OSX Server integration project. We have our OSX server (mavericks) connected to our AD domain and running open directory/profile manager. AD users can ...
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Cannot access internal network on OSX 10.6.6

Last week, I began having trouble connecting to our internal web servers. Usually, a refresh would take care of it or switching to a different wireless network, but as of yesterday, this wasn't ...
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nginx only downloads a file on a virtual host

I am trying to port my local environment on a mac to use nginx from the logs I first got [emerg] 9449#0: bind() to 0.0.0.0:80 failed (13: Permission denied) but running sudo nginx solved this now if ...
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cannot access a site from Mac OSX Lion but can from other machines on network?

SOLVED: The issue is with the hamachi client, hamachi is hi-jacking all of the 5.0.0.0/8 address block http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamachi_(software)#Criticism ...
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Obtain an offline image of an Xserve disk

We have an Intel Xserve with Mac OS X 10.4. It seems to have been infected by a virus. We want to obtain the disk image without booting into the OS. Preferably, we would want to boot via a USB disk ...
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How to ssh localhost login without password [closed]

My os is OSX.When I do ssh localhost, always ask password to me.But I don't know password.How to login without password. ➜ ~ rm -rf ~/.ssh ➜ ~ ssh-keygen ➜ ~ ls -lstra ~/.ssh ...
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How to stop nginx on Mac OS X

I've installed and configured nginx server on my Mac from MacPorts sudo port install nginx Followed the recommendation from the port installation console and created the launchd startup item for ...
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Local DNS fails when another interface is connected

I have a LAN with a Linux server running BIND for addressing of local computers. When a workstation is connected to the local network (where there is no Internet access), I can successfully address ...
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Why can't I setup an SSHFS share? “OSXFUSE file system is not available” error

I'm trying to setup an SSHFS share from my local machine to a remote machine, but it is not working. I'm getting the error OSXFUSE file system is not available (see below). How to fix this?? FYI, my ...
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Can Mac OS X be run inside Docker?

Can Mac OS X be run inside Docker? If so, any suggestion as to how? And would it be running headless, or there would be a possibility to connect to the GUI remotely? Thanks, Simone
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Running Zenoss from VirtualBox in OSX - Login Fails

I downloaded the OSX version of Zenoss to trial it. Unpacking the .zip results in virtual hard drive files (.vdmk etc). I spun it up in a VirtualBox machine, and after a bunch of stuff loaded I'm ...
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MySQL character-set-server won't take effect

I'm trying to have my MySQL server use UTF8 as the default collation and character set. I am able to set everything except for the character_set_server which always takes 'latin1' as value. I have ...
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Windows laptops similar to macbook pro [closed]

My employer provides a macbook pro with core i7, 16GB ram and an SSD drive. It is an awesome laptop. I am able to run 2 VMs, glassfish, mysqld, IntelliJ IDEA at the same time. Is there a equivalent ...