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 add a broadcast address to loopback with ifconfig on a OS/X?

I am trying to use ifconfig to turn on broadcast on my loopback interface. It currently reads: lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 16384 As you can see, no broadcast address! ...
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Can I specify a port in an entry in my /etc/hosts on OS X? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to use DNS to redirect domain to specific port on my server I want to trick my browser into going to localhost:3000 instead of xyz.com. I went into /etc/hosts on OS ...
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How do I create user accounts from the Terminal in Mac OS X 10.5?

I would like to be able to create new users in Mac OS X 10.5 remotely after ssh'ing into the machine. How do I do this?
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How to add a Mac to Windows Active Directory

I've gone into the Directory Utility on the mac, clicked on the services tab, entered the Active Directory Domain and Computer ID, clicked the Bind button and it showed a little status label which ...
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Defining a persistent static route on Mac OS X

How does one define a static route on MacOS X which persists through reboots? The only suggestion I've found on Google advises setting up a launchd service to run at boot, which seems like a horrible ...
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Third-Party Mac Admin Tools

What tools have you found useful for managing Macs that didn't come with the system? I'm interested in both CLI and GUI tools, a synopsis and a link. If binaries aren't provided, are their any ...
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What are the benefits of XServe hardware and Mac OS X Server?

Are there any distinct benefits to going with Xserve hardware and OS X over standard Dell / IBM servers running Windows Server (2003 or 2008), are there any tasks they are reputed to be better at?
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SSH/SFTP connections fails silently on OSX 10.8.2 - ssh-agent issue

I'm trying to login to a remote machine with SSH or SFTP. when I try ssh u-indgo@ssh1.eu1.frbit.com the CLI just won't respond. I get an empty new line, in which I can type characters, but nothing ...
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Monolithic vs Packaged-based Image Creation

The tried-and-true way of making Mac disk images has been to set up your software perfectly on the newest Mac hardware you have, delete some unnecessary files, and create a (monolithic) image of it. ...
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Deploying DeployStudio

Also see question http://serverfault.com/questions/7870. Edited to add this link to a great document that I should have been using all along but didn't find until it was too late. I've successfully ...
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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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launchctl: Error unloading: org.apache.httpd

I just upgraded my OS to Mountain Lion and found that my local server wasn't working anymore. As I began to work through trying to fix that, I found that running sudo apachectl stop returns launchctl: ...
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Odd permissions issues on Windows Server 2008 R2 with Macs OS 10.6/.7/.8

*I have four macs that use a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine to share files as part of their workflow, each user has their own folder and completed jobs are dropped in an archive folder when complete. ...
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How can I get Apache to not respond to an IP-only request?

I have several web sites, all set up in http-vhosts.conf with their respective ServerName and DocumentRoot, they are working fine and dandy. But when I visit the server's IP address URL, I get back ...
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Perhaps not understanding the OS X permissions model

Trying to set up a complex config for the bundled Httpd on MacOSX 10.6. In the log for the httpd: [Wed Mar 23 09:18:07 2011] [error] [client ::1] (13)Permission denied: mod_rewrite: can't access ...
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broken fetchmail configuration

I'm trying to configure fetchmail on my OSX 10.5.6 box. I've setup my .fetchmailrc as follows: poll my.mailserver.com with proto IMAP timeout 30 user "username" is "username" here options ssl keep ...
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Monitoring a one-off service

We do not have any sort of proper server monitoring solution in place (a situation I'd like to rectify this summer), but I've got one service in particular that I'd like to monitor. [Our current ...
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Apache / PHP server delaying for a minute before responding

Am having the strangest issue with an apache/PHP instance (PHP 5.2 in this case), where it will take over a minute to respond to a request. The PHP profiling is saying it's taking less than a second ...
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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 ...
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Where is my mysql log on OS X?

I checked /var/log and /usr/local/mysql and i can't seem to find the log. I am trying to troubleshoot an error establishing a database connection with a php function.
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Set DNS server on OS X even when without internet connection

I have installed, configured DNS server(local instance of Dnsmasq) which resolves to localhost as I want, all OK. When I go offline, it stops working, because OS X empty content of resolv.conf and ...
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Where are the default ulimits specified on OS X (10.5)?

The default nofile limit for OS X user accounts seems to be about 256 file descriptors these days. I'm trying to test some software that needs a lot more connections than that open at once. On a ...
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What is your list of programs to install to Mac OS X after a fresh install?

Similar to the Windows question, but for Mac OS X. I am looking for others' list of program that absolutely must be installed to a fresh install of Windows before going any further. I hope to ...
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What are .DS_Store files and why does OSX leave them on Windows shares?

Whenever I access windows shares from OSX 10.5 it leaves .DS_Store files on the remote filesystem. What are they used for, and are they necessary, and can they be prevented from being created?
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How to restart postgres on OS X?

After a reboot, postgres on my machine hasn't restarted. What command should I use in Terminal to get it going again?
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Getting CPU information from command line in Mac OS X [server]

Sometimes I need to gather information about the client's server prior to making real work there, i.e. getting info on CPU type and activity. On Linux there is mpstat and /proc/cpuinfo, both of them ...
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DNS Name lookup (was SSH) Not Working After Snow Leopard Upgrade

I think this started with the Snow Leopard update. Cleaned out the .ssh directory, still having the issue. ~: uname -a Darwin california-example-com.local 10.0.0 Darwin Kernel Version 10.0.0: Fri ...
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SCP filename tab completion

I use SCP regularly to move files between servers and I've heard rumoured that you can use tab-completion on the remote server if you're using public keys, but so far I have had no luck. What I'm ...
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How to setup the Mac OS X Terminal so it's *just peachy*?

My Terminal is awesome, has every detail just right (for me anyway), and now I'm setting up a few new macs around here and I have no idea whatsoever how to get their terminals to a pretty state. My ...
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Configure Bonjour for a custom vhost on Apache on OS X

Bonjour is a lovely technology. I would like all my custom vhosts on my mac (Snow Leopard) to broadcast via bonjour. What is the best way to do this, without having to enable for every vhost ...
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Can't create symlinks in virtualbox shared folders [closed]

A few days ago I found I can no longer create symlinks from Ubuntu in any directories that are shared with the OS X host. ln: creating symbolic link `foo': Read-only file system I'm able to create ...
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SSH passphrase remembered in MacOSX Snow Leopard

I am facing a very strange situation with Snow Leopard. I have a Linux server, configured to accept an ssh connection authenticated only through RSA key. No password. On my laptop I correctly deployed ...
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What needs to be done/added on Apple MacBook Air in order to join domain and be managed?

We are a fully windows active directory company. I now have a MacBook Air (first in company) - that needs to be connected. What are the things I need to install/set in order for me to be able to ...
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AFP painfully slow

Copying a file using AFP took 40 minutes but using scp it only took 7 mins. Why is AFP so slow? My setup: D-Link DIR-300 wifi router iMac with Snow-Leopard serves AFP Macbook with Leopard is the ...
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Permission issues with Samba and OS X

I'm having some serious permission issues with Mac client machines (OS X Snow Leopard) connected to a UNIX server (running CentOS) through Samba. No matter which permissions I set for a file on the ...
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How to run OS X (Leopard or Tiger) in Windows?

Is there a way to run Mac OS X (Leopard or Tiger) in Windows on a virtual machine? I have 2 GB of RAM and a 2 GHz processor. My processor is an 32-bit AMD, but I don't think this will matter because ...
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Is there an equivalent command for 'init.d/networking restart' in OS X

From time to time, I've encountered issues with OS X clients' network connections (Wired and Wireless, Leopard/Snow Leopard) where nothing will fix the issue, until you reboot. Is there a ...
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Can I create a hidden admin account via the terminal on OSX?

I have around 300 baby macs to look after, and they have lots of different admin accounts, which is a nightmare to work with. ARD has slowly been configured with the accounts of the machine owners, ...
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FreeBSD: periodic(8) is too noisy. How can I control the noise level?

FreeBSD & MacOSX ship with the the periodic(8) utility, which is a neatly organized set of utilities to periodically run system functions like ZFS filesystem checks, security checks, checking for ...
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Disabling Apache on Mac OS X

On my Mac OS X, Web Sharing is disabled in System Preferences -> Sharing -> Services -> "Personal Web Sharing". Still, when I type "localhost" in the browser, I get the "It works!" message, meaning ...
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Setting up daemons on Mac OS X

I've recently given in to temptation and bought a new MacBook - I've upgraded the RAM, got AppleCare etc. and am really enjoying myself! I've been setting up my development environment - compiling my ...
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Recovering from a Time Machine backup encrypted with PGP Whole Disk Encryption

Our entire organization requires PGP Whole Disk Encryption (WDE) to be used on all laptop and desktop computers. For Macs running Mac OS X 10.5 or later that are using Time Machine, the (local) Time ...
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OpenLDAP & Samba for Mac home drives

We are in the process of setting up our existing OpenLDAP (on Ubuntu) to provide authentication and MCX etc for our Macs. We are hitting a problem with our home directories - they work fine using AFP ...
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Printer Recommendation for Three Stooges Environment

I administer a 3 stooges environment. Linux server hardware, Windows Server VMs, Mac clients. My Mac clients RDC to a Windows 2008R2, each client has their own USB printer. The USB printer is ...
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Can't resolve host through VPN connection from Mac OS X

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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NX Server lower-case d minimizes from OS X Client?

I've installed NX Server on Ubuntu Maverick Meerkat (10.10) using the instructions found here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FreeNX I have a problem using the default NX Client for OS X (10.6) ...
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gitolite unable to exec git

I am having issues setting up gitolite. Server is Mac OS X Server 10.5.8 and client is Mac OS X 10.6.6. Both are running git 1.7.3.4 compiled from source. I'm following the documentation as best as I ...
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Create a Guest Virtual Machine from command line in VMWare ESXi/vSphere 4?

Finding I have access to a Windows machine less and less these days and am a bit frustrated by the lack of a Virtual Infrastructure Client for Mac or Linux. I have SSH setup on my ESXi hosts and have ...
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pkg-config on Mac Doesn't find Libraries

I have been installing a bunch of libraries lately from the GNOME sources on Mac. They use pkg-config. Every time I run a configure, it complains that it can't find library XYZ, which I installed to ...
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How to kill an “exiting” process on OS X (state = E)

I have a process on my Mac OS X system which is in state E ("The process is trying to exit."): % ps auwwwxc | grep -si JavaApplicationS sbwoodside 84547 0.0 0.0 0 0 ?? E ...