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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How to configure ipv6 on Mac OS X to ping its own address?

I'm trying to configure ipv6 on my local wifi network. I've already succeeded with ipv6 from my router (Zyxel Keentic Giga) to ipv6 internet via built-in 6to4 tunnels and the router can ping6 to ...
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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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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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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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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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MAMP mysqld osx firewall [migrated]

I'd like to make an exception to the osx firewall so that I don't have to specifically give access to mysqld every time I launch mamp. OSX throws the dialogue "Do you want the application “mysqld” to ...
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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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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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How do I control what kernel modules are loaded by OSX on startup [closed]

I have a MBP running OSX 10.9.2. From personal experience and from googling it seems like there is a common problem of the kernel_task process using excessive resources. For my machines it seems to ...
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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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Windows Server 2012 DHCP and OSX Devices

I've recently put together a small office network (around 20 devices) with an attached machine running Windows Server 2012. Our gateway router provided by our ISP was pretty useless and started ...
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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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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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on SSH login, get message 'Could not chdir to home directory"

I am SSHing into a Mac OS X server running Tiger. When I log in I get put in the root directory and shown this message: Could not chdir to home directory : No such file or directory My $HOME ...
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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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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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How to configure custom DNS server with Docker?

I need to add a few lines to /etc/hosts for my web-app to work inside a Docker container. Docker's /etc/hosts is read-only. I'm trying to use dnsmasq: FROM ubuntu:14.04 # ... RUN apt-get install ...
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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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Copying files from OSX to samba, force create mode not working

I have a problem whereby I have set up a samba share with these parrameters: [Design] path = "/sec/projects/design" writeable = yes browsable = yes valid users = @design force group = design force ...
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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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Mac showing Thunderbolt Ethernet as Airport [migrated]

My network interfaces are showing different names to others that I have seen and I believe it may be causing an issue when setting up a virtual box. Isn't Airport the other name for the Wifi? This ...
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Processes hanging indefinitely when calling read(2)

I have several Debian (Wheezy, x86_64) servers all exhibiting the following behavior: All of the servers have a set of cron jobs that, among other things, pull data from S3. These usually run fine, ...
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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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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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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 is the OS X / BSD equivalent of the GNU “ps auxf” command?

In the GNU utils, ps auxf gives the process list with forest (tree). Is there a equivalent for this command at BSD / OS X systems?
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Ubuntu server PPTPD with OS X clients Problems

I'm trying to get a PPTP server running on a ubuntu server, but I've run into some issues with it. I followed this guide on how to set up pptpd on my server, and everything went smooth, but when I try ...
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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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Apache2 Segmentation Fault on Mac Ports after installing php5-openssl

After installing php5-openssl on my macbook with Mac Ports my apache2 gives me a segmenation fault. [notice] child pid 22432 exit signal Segmentation fault (11) Tough some websites work and others ...
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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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Connecting with SMB from Mac to Windows server

I'm trying to connect from my Mac to a directory on a Windows server. Here is what I'm doing from the finder : menu Go->connect to server->smb://srv-fichiers1/Personnel/conujer I get an error ...
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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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Resolving to virtual host very slow on Mac OS X Lion

Since upgrading to Mac OS X Lion (from Snow Leopard), I have noticed that resolving to a virtual host is very slow (between about 3 seconds). I have found a number of tips (e.g., not using the .local ...
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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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Is there a way to test Postgresql connection from VMware Fusion on a Mac? [migrated]

I have some reasons to believe that VMware Fusion is not connecting to my postgresql database hosted on my Mac OS. Is there a way to test this connection from my Windows portion through VMware?
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subversion issue on mac os x

This exists in my httpd.conf file: <Location /svn> DAV svn SVNParentPath /Users/iirp/Sites/svn Allow from all #AuthType Basic #AuthName "Subversion repository" #AuthUserFile ...
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Piping content with multiple spaces [migrated]

I was attempting to copy files listed in a text file into a directory such as: cat files.txt | xargs -I{} cp "{}" ~/Desktop/temp However I noticed that some files would not copy over. The files ...
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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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Routing tables in OS/X Mavericks - causing traceroute: sendto: Cannot allocate memory

OS/X does most of its routing based on the order of the interfaces in 'Network Preferences'. I need to separate traffic, so I've put the default route first, and then routed traffic to the second ...
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Mysql server won't start after Mavericks upgrade [migrated]

I am unable to start MySQL server after upgrading from OSX 10.8.5 to 10.9.3 prompt: sudo ./support-files/mysql.server restart ERROR! MySQL server PID file could not be found! ...
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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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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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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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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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How to delete a route on a specific interface?

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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How to reload AppleFileServer without unloading it?

I am using this commands to restart my AppleFileServer for sharing. But how I can reload it, without killing, or unloading it? sudo killall DirectoryService sudo AppleFileServer sudo launchctl ...