Tagged Questions

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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

0
votes
1answer
94 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
330 views

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 ...
-1
votes
2answers
44 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
269 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
133 views

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 ...
-1
votes
2answers
396 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
479 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
70 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
111 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
368 views

/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 ...
1
vote
2answers
937 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
17
votes
2answers
852 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
262 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
234 views

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: ...
1
vote
1answer
65 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
348 views

Local Server - Apache redirecting all requests to /index.php [closed]

I'm having a weird redirect problem on my local server. I have a VirtualHost set up: NameVirtualHost *:80 <VirtualHost *:80> DocumentRoot "/Users/iMac/Sites/index.php" ServerName ...
1
vote
0answers
180 views

OSX chrooted sftp alternative with sandbox-exec

As a follow up to this stackoverflow question, I am trying to use sandbox-exec as an alternative to chrooted sftp with the internal-sftp method. The sshd config is: Subsystem sftp ...
4
votes
2answers
63 views

What is the effect of adding a user on a MySQL slave?

This is on a Ubuntu 12.04 server running MySQL 5.5 which is slaved to an OS X server running MySQL 5.1 Logrotate has been sending error: error running shared postrotate script for ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Enabling pf for transparent proxy on Mac OS X Mountain Lion

I'm doing some usability testing of a web application and am attempting to debug and record some SSL sessions using mitmproxy as a transparent proxy and for some reason pf under Mac OS X Mountain Lion ...
0
votes
0answers
63 views

Truncated content with Apache on Vagrant VM

I'm using Vagrant to run a CentOS VM in order to try and achieve local development parity with our live servers. I've symlinked /var/www/html with the /vagrant shared directory and am forwarding port ...
1
vote
3answers
234 views

Reset Mac OS X Workstation After Logout

I'm setting up a computer lab in a private school. All the students have LDAP login credentials and they stored all their files on separate shared servers. After the student logs out, I would like the ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
753 views

strongswan can't push DNS resolver to OSX Mountain Lion (split tunnel)

I'd like to set up an IPSec responder (VPN server) for OSX desktops and laptops. Everything seems to work fine, except I cannot push a DNS server to be used system-wide on the initiator (VPN client). ...
-1
votes
1answer
262 views

Write failed: Broken pipe from OSX to AWS

I'm ssh-ing into my AWS box (which is Ubuntu 12.04.2) from my local OSX machine. After successfully ssh-ing into the box using the following command: ssh -i my-cert.pem ubuntu@ I find that after a ...
0
votes
0answers
62 views

High Write I/O “Pulsing” with dtrace errors

We are experiencing "pulsing" writes to disk (from 1 writes out/sec pulsing up to 142+ writes out/sec) around every 10 seconds. See this example image: ...
2
votes
1answer
74 views

How to Add color support to watch command

as the title says, I want to see colors in my watch command. ex: # enable colors when running javascript unittests with watch watch mocha # enable colors when doing `ls` watch ls -aG
0
votes
1answer
566 views

SonicOS Enhanced 5.8.1.2 L2TP VPN Authentication Failed

I have a SonicWall TZ 215 running SonicOS Enhanced 5.8.1.2-6o. I have configured the L2TP VPN using the default crypto suite ESP: 3DES/HMAC SHA1 (IKE). Proposals are as such: IKE (Phase 1) Proposal ...
1
vote
1answer
109 views

How can I specify nameserver's port number in osx? [duplicate]

In resolver manual, it said: The address may optionally have a trailing dot followed by a port number. For example, 10.0.0.17.55 specifies that the nameserver at 10.0.0.17 uses port 55. But it ...
2
votes
1answer
490 views

Windows 8 Client unable to open specific folder of SMB share from OSX Mountain Lion Server - every other share from same server is fine

After spending almost 3 days on this issue without any idea how to solve it or finding similar problems on serverfault and other communities, I guess I have to open a question. Here's the problem: We ...
0
votes
1answer
258 views

Teamcity buildagent on mac, environment variable not visible to Teamcity?

Having problems setting up a Mac as a buildagent for TeamCity. It works for basic builds, but I'm unable to meet build requirements for our main build. Unmet requirements shown in Teamcity: ...
1
vote
0answers
604 views

Local transparent proxy with ipfw and squid

I want to use a local transparent proxy to have a single place to enter the password to an office proxy. Basically, all the TCP packets sent to port 80 except the ones sent to specific subnet should ...
0
votes
1answer
245 views

automatically start and and selectively stop multiple instances of couchdb on osx

I have successfully installed couchdb via homebrew: % brew install couchdb ...and invoked mutiple instances as directed here: % OLD=/usr/local % NEW=/tmp/couchdb % mkdir -p $NEW/etc/couchdb/ % ...
0
votes
1answer
329 views

osx netstat show listen socket on port but lsof don't

Inside OSX(10.8.3) netstat show listen socket on port but lsof don't: > iMac:callsfreecalls-apple alex$ lsof -Pnl +M -i4|grep 5060 > iMac:callsfreecalls-apple alex$ sudo netstat -lntp udp|grep ...
2
votes
1answer
113 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
162 views

Controlling rsync bandwidth usage by percentage of available bandwidth, in userspace?

I often use rsync on a OSX-based laptop to synchronise some files from it to a Linux server. The laptop can be connected to different networks with greatly varying bandwidths (office ethernet, wifi, ...
0
votes
1answer
148 views

OSX doesn't recognize certificate's signing authority

I have my own root certificate that I have imported into my OSX 'login' keychain and told it to trust across the board. I am now creating a certificate for S/MIME. I create the CSR in Keychain Access ...
2
votes
2answers
453 views

OSX launchctl list does not find my plist

I've created the file /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.rundeckd.plist with this content: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple Computer//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" ...
2
votes
2answers
329 views

ssh-add Has No Effect

I'm trying to add password-less ssh access to my Mac OS X 10.8.3 that acts as a server. I've followed instructions like this: http://osxdaily.com/2012/05/25/how-to-set-up-a-password-less-ssh-login/ ...
0
votes
3answers
360 views

DNS Help for Small Business - Access Inside and Outside Network

In the process of setting up an internal server for the first time (Mac OSX 10.8) and trying to understand how to setup the DNS service and whether I even need to provide it myself. Today we have a ...
0
votes
1answer
215 views

Using authority-given .cer file to login on remote servers on OS X

A few months ago I bought a certificate from a popular certification authority (Certum). I used it to sign emails, but today the admin at my work asked me to connect to our main server via ssh. He ...
0
votes
1answer
198 views

SSH to Mac OS X 10.7

I am trying to SSH from my work computer (Ubuntu) to my home computer (OSX 10.7) that is behind a Belkin router and have so far been entirely unsuccessful. Here are the steps I have taken so far ...
2
votes
1answer
242 views

Local data consistency issues with Large Exchange Mailboxes, Apple Mail, Multiple Connections to same account

I have a longstanding situation with a client who has a tremendous amount of email. To make matters worse, the bulk of the message content and attachments are text files. So, we're talking about a lot ...
0
votes
1answer
209 views

XenServer xe CLI on OSX [closed]

Is there a port of the XenServer/XCP xe command-line tool to Mac OS X? Or, alternately, if this tool is open-source, what's the easiest way to get access to the source?
1
vote
3answers
2k views

Samba share not working for osx users, but fine for windows users?

Using webmin on a linux box I setup a few samba shares. I can access them fine using any windows machine, but when I connect to the server using osx, finder prompts me for a username and password then ...
0
votes
1answer
161 views

Disable ipv6 autoconfiguration on a specific interface in OSX

Is it possible, either via the command line or C code using the sysctl/fcntl/etc. APIs, to disable IPv6 router solicitations, router advertisement acceptance, etc. on OSX for a specific interface? It ...
0
votes
1answer
123 views

Syncrepl support in Mac OSx 10.8 OpenDirectory

From Ryan Faas's article Apple's OpenDirectory does support overlays but I can't seem to enable the syncprov or accesslog overlays. Adding following block to slapd_macosxserver.conf turns the server ...
0
votes
1answer
402 views

Adding a TXT DNS record to OS X Server

How would I add a TXT record to a DNS zone in OS X Server.app? There's an option for adding a Service Record that happens to have a Text field, but there's also a required Service Type field that I'm ...
0
votes
1answer
55 views

Nagios Check - Scripting

If I hard code the process I want to find and run script a Script A #!/bin/bash PROCESS=/System/Library/Frameworks/QuickLook.framework/Resources/quicklookd.app/Co number=$(ps aux | grep $PROCESS | ...