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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sh dev/null Permission denied apache

I am using Mac osx Mountain Lion for development. I am trying to execute a shell command in php using the 'exec' function. At the end of my command I am putting the output to > /dev/null 2>dev/null ...
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Mysqltuner, how to speed up optimize table? [closed]

I used mysql tuner and here are the statistics. The recommendation says to optimize tables. I have 96 GB of memory on the machine. Is there anyway I can speed up the optimization process? The tables ...
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How is DNS lookup configured for OSX Mountain Lion?

If I cat my resolv.conf, I see this message: # # Mac OS X Notice # # This file is not used by the host name and address resolution # or the DNS query routing mechanisms used by most processes on # ...
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Manipulating Launchd from Python?

I have a simple python script for manipulating a plist file. Once this file is updated, I'd like to have that same script unload and then load that plist file in launchd. Normally, I'd use launchctl ...
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DNS on OSX Lion

I run a OSX Server (10.6) that runs a DNS server supporting several domains (A records, MX). All went smooth until two days ago, when I stopped receiving emails. I didn't change anything to the ...
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OS X on Hyper-V in Windows 8 [closed]

Is there any earthly way to get OS X to run in Hyper-V (the distro that comes with Windows 8 Pro)?
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Can't access FreeNAS AFP share over WAN with DNS A record

I'm trying to access a remote FreeNAS box, with AFP sharing set up, from a Mac. (AFP works fine over the LAN, just not over WAN.) From a remote location, if I go to Finder and Go>Connect to Server ...
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Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) OS Specific package installation

Faced with the recent Java kerfuffle imposed by Apple's silent updates I am looking for a solution to install .pkg files specific to the OS version. Apple continues to provide Java updates for 10.6, ...
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how to tar or zip two sibling folders and avoid an extra top level folder when extracting

I have a need to create a tar of two sibling folders and send it to a client for extraction on their Mac OS desktop by double-clicking it. yes, that's a requirement of theirs. so I go: cd ~/Desktop ...
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Are backups secured per user when using Time Machine Server on OS X Server (Mountain Lion)?

I have a simple Time Machine Server configuration with 1 destination. Users are defined in Open Directory (but the machines that will be backing up to TMS do not login via Open Directory). Updated ...
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Samba4 share: Windows can read/write, OS X can only read

In the last few days I've played around with Samba4. I've created a new domain, some shares and everything works well. At least when I'm working with windows. We have some OSX clients an I'm testing ...
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How to make short (not fully qualified) hostnames work with Mountain Lion, Tunnelblick, pfSense, OpenVPN

I use Tunnelblick 3.3beta21b on Mac OS X 10.8.2 (Mountain Lion) to connect to a pfSense/OpenVPN virtual private network. When connected to the VPN, I can access machines in our datacenter. This is ...
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How do you upgrade the MYSQL version that Mamp Pro uses? [closed]

I'm currently using Mamp Pro for a local dev environment on Mac OSX Mountain Lion. Ideally I'd like to update the version of mysql. How do you upgrade the MYSQL version that Mamp Pro uses?
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Outgoing SSH timing out from Ubuntu

I'm trying to diagnose why an SSH connection is timing out. I have two OSX boxes which can SSH to the remote server fine. I have a two ubuntu boxes, on the same network and subnet which just ...
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postfix domain troubles

So I just set up postfix for the first time (on OS X) and am getting this error" Jan 25 15:45:09 localhost postfix/smtp[16372]: 204D448A29A: to=<email@example.com>, relay=none, delay=30, ...
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PDC giving empty DNS responses to a Mac in the network

I have a small network with two computers (Windows XP), a Mac (OS X 10.6), a printer (Konica Minolta C250) and a server (Windows Server 2008 Standard SP2 x64). Lately, after configuring a shared ...
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Update a number of airport extremes

I have a number of airport extremes within a school setting. Is there a tool to manage WiFi access (through mac address) centrally so that I only need to make an update once and all airport extreemes ...
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Apple XServe not booting from anything (USB, CD) - Prohibited Sign

I have an XServe (Early 2008) which was working good before, however, I recently deleted all my raid drives because I wanted to recreate them. So now, I have nothing, no recovery partition or ...
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SMTP relay entries

By default, my mail server (Snow Leopard) contains an entry to only accept SMTP relays from 127.0.0.0/8. However, when I attempt to check the option and save, the computer unchecks it. When I change ...
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How can Mac users change their Windows Active Directory passwords over a VPN connection?

In our office, we are running some Windows servers running an Active Directory domain . We've got a a number of security policies that we enforce, including a 180 day password expiration policy. ...
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vpn ubuntu mac os file transfer [closed]

I have an Ubuntu Server that works on VPN, to connect to the machine I use ssh. I would like to transfer some files from my Mac box to Ubuntu server. Can anyone explain or point where to search for?
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Trouble configuring file auditing on mac osx smb file shares to log hostnames of student laptops

I have a mac mini lion server that has a student username on it. All around the school the kids use laptops that connect to a share based on what classroom the laptop came from. It works like this. ...
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OSX 10.8 Server Wiki file and database location?

OSX 10.8.2 with the Server.app installed. Wiki server running. where do these files live? *so that I can customize the CSS as well as back everything up.) What databases so I need to backup and ...
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Port forwarding to expose home web server [closed]

I would like to setup a personal home server, I bought a mac mini and I installed Ubuntu server on a Virtualbox machine using bridge adapter. All is fine, I can type the ip of the VM in any browser of ...
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Mirroring Server Setup

My boss has purchased 4 Mac mini servers, and I was wondering if anyone knew if there was a way to mirror their installations, meaning whatever is installed on one can be mirrored to the rest. I was ...
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SSH 'connection reset' when attempting multiple simultaneous outbound connections to the same host

I have a script that executes a Rake remote task which executes once for each of two roles. Both roles are users on the same Vagrant instance. So essentially the task is opening two SSH connections ...
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OpenVPN (Tunnelblick and Viscosity) connections drop at almost exactly 10 minutes

Original question here: http://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/77245/viscosity-openvpn-tunnelblick-connect-but-all-rdp-connections-go-dead-after-abou My VPN connection seems to be fine for almost ...
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Require VPN for Network Connectivity on Mac OSX?

At the moment, all company resources are "protected" behind a Cisco VPN, and our OSX clients are configured to (on-demand) connect to the VPN. As the VPN sets the default route for the OSX client to ...
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Apple XServe 2,1 Questions (ESXi, Temp)

So I have Apple XServe 2, 1 (Earlier 2008 model) I am trying to install ESXi 5.1 on it. I've read it that it's possible. I'be burnt the ESXi ISO to a dvd-r. I am now trying to boot from it but I have ...
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How to make a tun interface with ifconfig in OSX? [closed]

If I try to do this I get the following: bash-3.2# ifconfig tun0 10.140.1.40 ifconfig: ioctl (SIOCAIFADDR): Destination address required It sounds like this doesn't happen in Linux (probably this ...
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Cannot ping over LAN until a ping is received

I have two OSX machines on a local subnet. Pings from Machine A to Machine B consistently timeout until Machine B pings Machine A. After B pings A, A can successfully ping B, but this success is ...
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Apple XServe, Installing Linux on it? [closed]

Basically, I will be running multiple VM's on my XServe. I wanted the Main OS to be very lightweight and not a memory hog. I am not sure but I feel like OS X Server is not very lightweight, also ...
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OS X Server with Open Directory and Network Configuration

I am trying to use a Mac Mini as an Open Directory domain, however it fails on the Open Directory Setup. The exact error from the log is a below: Server[308]: An error occurred while configuring ...
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Connecting to oracle database instance running on VM(Guest Computer) from remote computer

I have oracle database instance up and running on vmware player on Redhat linux(Guest OS). This virtual machine is running on on windows 7 computer(Host OS). I am able to connect to the database ...
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Port forwarding in Mountain Lion

This HAS to be something that can be done. I've searched and found many answers that claim to do what I want, but I can't seem to put it together. So... I am running a Linux virtual machine under ...
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Mac Mini stops accepting ssh connections from different network [closed]

I have a strange problem, and I am not very familiar with Mac OSX so I am coming here for help. I have two Mac Minis on a network 192.168.1.* Mac Mini 1 = 192.168.1.10 Mac Mini 2 = 192.168.1.11 My ...
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Postfix stop outgoing delivery but accept all incoming

I'm doing development for a webapp that sends emails out to users. I've typically used Argosoft Mail Server (Freeware) in a windows environment as an SMTP server in which I've enabled relay but ...
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Sharing folder from Linux to Mac, Samba or NFS? [closed]

When I need to access (read/write) to a folder of many files under Linux from Mac OSX, there are two options: Install Samba in Linux and share as Windows share Share via NFS Which one is the ...
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How can I change the default mount point for AFP in OSX?

OSX by default mounts AFP to /Volumes. I'd like to tell it to mount it somewhere else, specifically somewhere in the logged-in users' profile, like /Users/[username]/Desktop, or something like that. ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 SMB share, deleted files and folders lock up

We work in a mixed Mac / PC environment. Desktop operators work on Mac only, whereas our backend services are Windows based. Also some manual operations are done on Windows 7. We call our problem ...
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How can I configure Apache+PHP on OS 10.7.5 to make 0755 directories writable?

For years I used MAMP on my Macintosh computer to run a development environment with Apache, MySQL, and PHP. When I upgraded my machine to OS 10.7, I decided to use OS 10's native Apache and PHP in ...
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SBS 2011 Essentials and too many new Mac users

We currently have about 15 users on a Windows SBS 2011 Essentials Server. I've just been informed that we plan to bring aboard about 15 more users that will be using Macs. We'll be using a Mac ...
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Introducing a Windows Domain Controller into an all mac-client network

A company is about to hire me to be their I.T. Admin. (They currently have no Admin). In the interview, they stated one of the things they want me to do is put in a MS Domain Controller. The thing ...
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Puppet and Vim fighting over Ruby version

I have installed puppet 3.0.1 from the .dmg from puppetlabs. If I remove ruby 1.9.3, puppet works, but other things like my vim install (dependant plugins) do not. According to ...
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Patch Management in computer lab environment

Backgound I work at a university as an administrator over all of the public computer labs. Our labs are composed of hundreds of dual-boot iMacs(Mountain Lion + Windows 7) as well as hundreds Windows ...
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Dial-in VPN Routing issue when on 192.168.x.x network range

I'm not an expert on networks but have a small office on the 192.168.x.x. range which is managed by a vigor (2800) router. I have enabled the VPN dial-in option on the router so I can get to the ...
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Mid-2011 Mac Mini Server keeps dropping a disk from RAID, not sure what to do about it

The small business that I do sysadmin work for on the side uses a mid-2011 Mac Mini Server (running 10.7 Lion) as a fileserver and FileMaker database host. Its 2 750gb HDDs are RAID 1'd together, and ...
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Puppet and launchd services?

We have a production environment configured with Puppet, and want to be able to set up a similar environment on our development machines: a mix of Red Hats, Ubuntus and OSX. As might be expected, OSX ...
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How to split text from pipeline into N files of equal size?

I want to pipe a stream to split. I know how big will be the stream in bytes (very big, comes from network), I want split to create N files of relatively equal size, without splitting lines in half. ...
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Cannot get mod_rewrite to work on Mac OSX Mountain Lion

I have tried everything I can think of and it still doesn't work. I am trying to get the example code from Larry Ullman's Advanced PHP book to work. His instructions were a bit lacking so I had to do ...