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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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 ...
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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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Will changes to periodic.conf file be picked-up by the system automatically?

I have made some changes to my /etc/defaults/periodic.conf file to change how it cleans the /tmp dir. Do I need to do anything else such as log-out or reboot to get the system (Mac OS 10.8.4) to see ...
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Samba force user does't work

I am using Samba 3.6.6 on Debian Wheezy. I want to be able to change www files on my dev server using my macbook. So I setup samba and made a share for the /var/www directory. I added the users bart ...
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Can't access my external ip address outside of my LAN, apache server on OS X [closed]

For fun I've been working with a web server on my OS X(10.8.4). Apache and its httpd.conf(/etc/apache2/) file and username.conf(/etc/apache2/users/) files all seem to be fine, I can access my ...
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OS X Server ignores virtual hosts

I have a OS X Server 10.8 [with the Server App]. I have enabled the websites service and I've added the path to /Volumes/dev1/http as the root for my Server Website. I've edited the file in ...
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Getting the executed source from bash

Okay, this is a last attempt to see if I can salvage something I accidentally did. I accidentally did "command > ~/.profile" instead of "command >> ~/.profile" on my computer. I didn't have it ...
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How to get the computer's name running OSX from its IP

Some computer is doing some large data transfer on the office network, which we could only get the IP address. We know that it is running OSX, but we do not know its computer name so we do not know ...
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Configuring dnsmasq to properly work with mod_rewrite on Mac OS X Mountain Lion

I desperately need help. I read an article on the echoditto blog (http://www.echoditto.com/blog/never-touch-your-local-etchosts-file-os-x-again) and followed the recommendations for setting up ...
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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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Is it possible to stop a service through launchd if the service is started manually?

I am using launchd to start mysql on boot, it is working fine. I am able to stop and start the service using 'launchctl unload' and 'launchctl load' commands. Also I am able to start the service by ...
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OSX unable to access samba4 shares

As the question states, I have an OSX client that is currently not a member of the domain. I am trying to access the SMB shares of the samba4 (Go to server -> smb://server) and I am being prompted ...
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Unable to SSH into Host [closed]

I am attempting to SSH into my host. I'm using Mac OSX. When in terminal I type: ssh user@hostname I get an immediate error message stating: connect to host xx.xx.xxx.xx port 22: connection ...
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Why are my Macs failing to authenticate to my SAMBA file sharing server?

I have recently set up a SAMBA file share. After going through a series of steps, I have finally been able to have most of my computers see this server. The primary requirements were: 1) it had to be ...
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Mac OSX users on ZyWall USG 50 Network cannot connect to XMPP clients

No XMPP service will work on our ZyXEL ZyWall USG 50. We primarily use HipChat for communication, so when I try to telnet the server and port, I get an error: > telnet chat-main.hipchat.com 5222 ...
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Accessing iSCSI LUN from OS X and Debian simultaneously

My setup is the following: Synology Disk Station as iSCSI target OS X 10.8 as client Debian as client I don't like to know that I should use WebDAV or similar file sharing protocols. I'd like to ...
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ARP Command doesn't display all devices

I have a machine on my network that needs to create a list of all mac addresses connected to the network. This is running OSX when I run the arp command it doesn't always display everything connected ...
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MySQL doesn't start: touch: ./data/mysql/xxx.local.err: No such file or directory

My OS is OS X, I installed MySQL Percona via brew. Error log of MySQL was /usr/local/var/mysql/xxx.local.err. After that I tried to run mysql_install_db and rebooted machine. OK, but now I see see in ...
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Remotely access OSX

I have an offsite graphic designer that is having issues getting much work done because her 3Mbps Internet connection is too slow to work with large files. If this was Windows, I'd just create a VM ...
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Script doesn't work as cron job [closed]

I have a script that I wrote to verify on an OS X machine (v 10.7.4) if a volume is up or down. If it goes down, it is supposed to send an email. When I run the script from the command line, it works ...
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/etc/hosts configuration file is ignored when behind a squid proxy

I put this in my /etc/hosts file: 198.252.206.16 stackoverflowtest.com And when I try stackoverflowtest.com in my browser, I get this squid error: ERROR The requested URL could not be retrieved ...
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Samba 4 “file server will not allow any additional users to log on”

I have samba 4.0.6 as AD DC and fileserver on ubuntu 12.04 in a Mac environment. After some time the OS X clients will not connect to the server with the error message: "The file server will not allow ...
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MySQL - Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: YES)

I'm pulling my hair out trying to decipher why every time I do a fresh install of mysql on OSX and import a database, the minute I restart the mysql instance I'm prompted with the message: Access ...
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DNS Server Responses and Timeouts

We're experiencing a frustrating problem on our LAN. Periodically, DNS queries to our ISP nameservers timeout forcing a 5 second delay. Even if I bypass /etc/resolv.conf by using a direct dig to one ...
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Why can't I change document root in apache without error?

I'm trying to change my document root in apache so I can start a new project and keep an old one available so I can reference the files. Whenever I try to change the document root, though, I get a 403 ...
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Why does OS X spend one more packet to establish and close a TCP connection?

Linux spends 3 packets to establish a TCP connection and 3 packets to close it, as shown by the tcpdump capture # establishing TCP connection 22:37:09.150456 IP 127.0.0.1.49327 > 127.0.0.1.8000: ...
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OpenLDAP Authentication in Mixed Enviroment

I am preparing to setup a small network with single sign on capability provided by and OpenLDAP server that runs on OpenBSD 5.3. Currently, I am able authenticate an Ubuntu 13.04 client against the ...