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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OpenSwan (IPSEC) on Fedora 13 with Snow Leopard as a client

I recently installed OpenSwan on my Fedora 13 machine. I want to use it to connect with Mac OS X with L2TP over IPSEC, unfortunately I am already stuck on the IPSEC-negotation part. My server is ...
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How to delete a route on a specific interface? [on hold]

When I start a VPN connection, a new default route is added on the utun0 interface: Destination Gateway Flags Refs Use Netif Expire default utun0 ...
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vim - “Press ENTER or type command to continue” right after loading only? [migrated]

Recently my vim has developed the habit of displaying Press ENTER or type command to continue the first time I do certain things right after I open it. For example, if I'm at my shell prompt and type ...
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Office 365 - Outlook For Mac Not Authenticating

We have Office 365 (for business) and a few users who want to use O365 apps on their Mac. Outlook is causing a problem when trying to authenticate / authorise the application (before adding the email ...
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OS X LoginHook - nc exits prematurely for no apparent reason [migrated]

I'm trying to use loginhook to download large amounts of data and I've been having problems which I've nailed down to nc exiting prematurely for no apparent reason. This is a simplified test script: ...
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Apache won't start after OSX Yosemite upgrade [migrated]

I installed Apache 2.2 using Homebrew on OSX 10.9 and it was working fine until I upgraded to Yosemite this weekend. sudo apachectl start ps aux | grep httpd ps aux | grep apache sudo ...
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sudo: unable to execute … bad address - what is it and how to fix it?

I have a set of scripts which finishes up client machine deployment after executing a fairly generic NetRestore image. The main script runs under root privileges, and then calls another, "user" ...
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Enabling `mod_rewrite` apache, permissions issues

In attempting to enable mod_rewrite on the Apache2 web server installed with Mac OSX 10.7.4. Following these instruction, ultimately using the configuration to host CakePHP applications, I run into ...
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What do the OS X authorization mechanisms actually do?

Background  I'm trying to glean a better understanding of the OS X login process, in order to decide the best way for achieving VPN Single Sign On. Please do correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe ...
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Yosemite Time Machine not backing up (existing and new backups) [migrated]

I am having an issue with Time Machine. Since upgrading to Yosemite Time Machine has not been working. I have seen this seems to be a common issue but have not seen reference to my specific case. I ...
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HP Printer Unable to connect to SMB on Mac [migrated]

I've got an HP Officejet 8600 which can scan to an SMB Network Folder. I've got an iMac running Mavericks that I would like to use as the SMB destination for Scans from the Officejet. SMB has been ...
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How to install Python packages to (Homebrew) Ansible's site-packages folder

I have installed Ansible (v1.4.4) and Python (2.7.6) via Homebrew. I'm creating an Ansible playbook for setting up a local development machine on Mac (Mavericks). When I get to the step to import a ...
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Force OSX Users to Accept an AUP on First Login

Is there a way to force users to accept an AUP the first time they log into an OSX computer? We want to keep them from doing anything until they accept and if they don't they will be logged out.
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How do you secure Macintosh clients in an open-access computer lab?

Since I've actually run UNIX for personal use outside of work, that apparently makes me the newly anointed Macintosh expert at my workplace... I've got an open-access computer lab (12 iMacs )that ...
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How do I resolve a PHP error “Failed opening required” in a symlink context?

I am running Apache/PHP on MacOS X Lion 10.7.4. My directory structure is set up as so: /Users/achan/Sites/ lrwxrwx--- 1 achan staff 23B Apr 27 16:21 epwbst@ -> /Users/achan/dev/epwbst` ...
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Detailed logging of OS X [closed]

The company I work at is going from small business to medium along with new HR requirements. We mainly have OS X workstations. I'd like a solution where all of these workstations log to a local ...
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multiple folder structures/views

Newbie. Setting up a server for a law firm. Want to set up the folder structure as follows: Client 1 Name -- Matter 1 (i.e. setting up corporation) -- Matter 2 (i.e. divorce) -- Matter 3 (i.e. ...
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What NIS maps are needed for OSX 10.6 to authenticate?

What NIS maps are necessary for OSX 10.6 to authenticate? I have an ubuntu-sever sharing NIS, and from the OSX client, ypcat passwd, ypcat group and (as root) ypcat shadow.byname all work, and return ...
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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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How do I disable network / wifi for guest account in OS X?

I have an OS X machine (Mavericks) that I want to use as a public machine. For this reason I have activated the guest account. However, I can't figure out how to disable the ability for the guest user ...
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A single AD user can't log into a single Mac bound to the domain (DirectoryServices error). How can I resolve this?

On our campus, we have about 60 Macs joined to our Active Directory domain. Most users have no problems logging into Macs, as long as their accounts are configured correctly. However, we have one ...
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use sudo -s but show current folder name [migrated]

Is there a way to use sudo -sbut keeping the current folder name in prompt? I want to see jw:documents nescalante$ instead of bash-3.2# when using sudo -s. Thanks!
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Can't resolve host through VPN connection from Mac OS X [closed]

The Preamble I set up a VPN connection from my Macbook, and it seems to connect successfully. However, I can't access my work computer because hostname doesn't get resolved: $ ping myusername ...
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On Macbook Pro, Can I dual OS X, with a windows 7 VHD, with option to open Win7 VHD with as VM once inside OS X? [migrated]

So Im a Network tech, working mostly in a windows environment. We do some work with OS X/IOS devices, plus all the interconnectability between IOS and OS X devices convinced me to pickup a new MacBook ...
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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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httpd -k stop/ start not working OS X [migrated]

GE-Erics:~ eric$ httpd -k stop AH00548: NameVirtualHost has no effect and will be removed in the next release /private/etc/apache2/extra/httpd-vhosts.conf:19 AH00112: Warning: DocumentRoot ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 performance for Mac OS X Clients (File Services)

I am inheriting a Windows 2012 R2 Server that is experiencing abysmal SMB/CIFS performance for Mac OS X Clients in particular. The server is doing file services and is an Active Directory Domain ...
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Private Network Interface between to MacOSX servers

We would like to set up and private single cable connection between two Mavericks servers, that also need to talk to the rest-of-the-world. The two servers for sake of argument are DB and Web. There ...
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Problems mounting AFP share as Volume [migrated]

I am trying to automount an AFP share on my Macbook Pro running Yosemite to a file share on my QNAP NAS as a volume. However I keep getting the following error: 10/01/15 20:15:14,359 automountd[515]: ...
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connecting to OS X remote management VNC from Linux or Windows

OSX box has remote management enabled (AppleVNCServer) and port 5900 open. Using tightvnc/ultravnc/realvnc can't connect because of "security protocol mismatch" (don't have the exact phrase). Googling ...
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How to Multicast audio stream on my laptop - MAC-OSX - Mavericks - the source and destination is same here? [migrated]

I am using VLC to multicast an audio stream - song on my OS-X mavericks. I need multicasting streaming only here. However, I cannot hear the audio. The volume level of my machine is fine. Looks, like ...
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Is it possible to use HTTP between a web server running on a macbook and an iPhone using only the USB cable (no WiFi)? [migrated]

I am going to be flying a lot next week and I want to continue developing my application. It's a server-backed API hosted on rails. I'd like to use my macbook to host the rails, ruby, db environment ...
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Disable remote ftp in OS X but allow ftp from localhost [migrated]

I am running OS X 8.5 I want to disable remote FTP but allow local FTP because I need to use SFTP. Is there a quick command that might handle this?
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How to make BSDP NetBoot image selection from a script on OS X 10.9+?

Background: BSDP is Apple's protocol used to discover and make selections on NetBoot servers on the network (Not to be confused with PC-style PXE boot). specs (Word doc). Long story short - it's a ...
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no received packet on osx yosemite using pptp connection [migrated]

i am very new at this networking stuff. what i want to archived is - accessing and browsing internet using my vps ip on other country. ( so i can bypass my country blocked website ) - sharing my vps ...
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Constant prompts for credentials from one Mac Outlook 2011 client

The majority of my Exchange users are all on Windows 7 and have no issues (at least using Outlook...) but a subset of the executives are ardent Mac users running Outlook 2011 for OS X. One of these ...
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ssh-agent not caching one key, but caches another

I'm on Mac OS X 10.9.5 and ssh agent is working just fine for two of my keys (include the main one, ~/.ssh/id_rsa). However, for my AWS key, it asks me for the passphase every time. I'm unsure why. ...
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Mac computer names conflicting with Windows computer names

A few months ago, we had an issue where an employee (for god knows what reason) decided to rename one of the conference room Mac minis to the same name as one of our domain controllers. The result was ...
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How can I proxy requests to a specific IP to a different IP on OS X?

On OS X how can I setup a route so that when I make a request to 10.0.0.1 it is redirected to localhost? Right now I can do curl localhost:3000 and get back a blob of HTML from my running node web ...
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Dovecot logs showing user disconnected

So one of my users has an issue with connecting to the IMAP server. She's on OSX and has tried setting up Mac Mail and Thunderbird. In both cases the client times out when trying to connect to the ...
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You are unable to log in to the user account “user_name” at this time

I have a Mountain Lion server and two Mountain Lion clients. I have two network users. From one of the clients I can log on using either of these two accounts, from the other I cannot log using ...
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Mac OS X > pfctl > How to limit Bandwidth for a specific port?

I need to limit the Bandwidth of our Apache Server (which runs on port 80 by default). It was easy with ipfw as follows: sudo ipfw pipe 1 config bw 100Kbytes/s sudo ipfw add 1 pipe 1 src-port 80 ...
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Port 445 open to Mac but closed to Linux?

I'm running a Windows 7 Ultimate, and I'm attempting to set up file sharing (SMB). I have a Linux system which can't seem to connect. When running mmap in Linux to scan port 445, I see that the port ...
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Check if a path exceeds maximum for Unix domain socket

Operating systems limit the length of a path of a Unix domain socket. How can I check whether a particular path is within that limit? Or, to put it another way, how can I check the maximum permitted ...
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rsync on OS X changes folder's group name to _lpoperator

Here is how to demo the problem: Grab Terminal on OSX, and run cd ~ && mkdir abc && ls -l ~/ Here is the output about folder "abc": drwxr-xr-x 2 justin staff 68 Jan 4 ...
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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 ...
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Yosemite Server: Enable PHP web applications does not stay checked

When I select the checkmark "Enable PHP web applications" in the server.app and switch to a nother service and switch back the checkmark is unselected again. If I do the same for "Enable Python web ...
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ls cannot display utf8 encoded file name correctly when ssh-ing to an OS X machine [migrated]

The problem I'm trying to resolve here is that, in the terminal of an ssh session to an OS X machine, the output of the ls command cannot display utf8 encoded Chinese characters in file names ...
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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 ...
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Automated the reflection connecting process by taken connection details from file

How to automate the Reflection connection? For example In order to connect to linux1 machine I need to do the following manual steps Open reflection window --> click on connection setup button ...