A Configuration is a set of rules, often governing how a program or the operating system should apply certain settings.

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Configuring `fail2ban`

I’ve noticed some attempts to log into my Mac via SSH: 30/07/2015 13:30:59.274 sshd[52991]: error: PAM: authentication error for root from 59.47.0.150 via 192.168.1.68 30/07/2015 13:31:00.217 ...
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How can I get my albums to sort by track numbers in iTunes 11's expanded view?

I've been trying to figure out why my track sort order is wrong in iTunes 11. I have track metadata, and sorting by Album in the songs view works fine, but in the expanded view my tracks appear in ...
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Configuring Apple Mail with Gmail Aliases

I am trying to use AppleMail and trying to configure to using gmail alias. My primary email address is sid@mydomain.com and I have configured this in Apple Mail and able to send / receive messages ...
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How to transfer preferences from one machine to another?

Is there a way to transfer my various preferences configured on Machine A to a new Machine B? For example, I would like to transfer many of the preferences configured within System Preferences and ...
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Network, wifi, advance

I've have found these on System Preferences: Wifi, Advance then Proxies. Why do I need to use passiveftp mode (pasv) and Bypass proxy settings for those Hosts & Domains.: *.local, 169.254 16 I ...
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Set default app for file extension through configuration

For some reason the there are file extensions where you can't use the information panel to change the default app. Some times the setting isn't stored, sometimes you can't choose apps which are able ...
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What are the right post-installation procedure after installing git using Homebrew?

I installed Git using Homebrew: brew install git and then it gave some outputs $ brew install git ==> Downloading https://homebrew.bintray.com/bottles/git-2.4.0.yosemite.bottle.tar.gz ...
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How can I export my system preferences?

Is there a way for me to export my system preferences on my Mac for quick install on another machine? An example of what I am trying to accomplish is, when I start a new job, I would like to import ...
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How to stop InternetSharing overwriting /etc/bootpd.plist

I set up a /etc/bootpd.plist so as to protect my wireless network, and to manage statically attributed IP addresses. Unfortunatly, when I start InternetSharing, this file is overwritten by a plist ...
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Automatically clone linked repositories in OS X when following links to repos

Cloning projects from GitHub is relatively easy -- currently two clicks. First, clicking the link opens the GitHub app with a 'Save as...' dialog box that pauses attempting any downloading or cloning ...
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How to configure Mail v8.2 to supply a different default reply-to address in emails being sent?

I'm using Mail v8.2 on Macintosh OS X Yosemite and would like to transition to a new email address. Therefore, I'd like to keep using my old email address for the time being and I have configured my ...
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Enable URL rewriting (mod_rewrite) using .htaccess files in ~/Sites on Lion

I cannot get mod_rewrite to work on Lion. I am developing a number of websites locally, in ~/Sites, using .htaccess files. I am on 10.7.3 and I have not touched any configuration files except for ...
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What's the path for Jitsi config files?

As near as I can tell, Jitsi is able to dial out and make a phone call using babytel: 17:35:39.320 INFO: [881] impl.protocol.sip.OperationSetBasicTelephonySipImpl.createOutgoingCall().184 Creating ...
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Master volume control is grayed out

on my Mac 10.6 (MacBook Pro Late 2009) master volume control for both Line-In built and for external USB Microphone is disabled (grayed out) Nobody really wanted to help what is the reason and how ...
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How can I choose a specific location for Logic's 40GB of additional content?

I have an SSD onto which I've installed the operating system OS X 10.10.1, as well as my applications. I also have a much larger and much slower internal HDD for storage and other rarely-accessed ...
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How do I make local camera preview bigger in FaceTime on OS X?

In FaceTime on OS X, I'd like to make the little corner preview of the local camera feed bigger in size. Dragging it by the edge doesn't work. know that there are various hidden configuration strings ...
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How to set up mic volume to a fixed level

Lately, I am holding a lot of vconfs on Google Hangouts. I'm using a headphone set but the internal mic is capturing the input sound. Apparently, if I move a bit away from my iMac or if I speak ...
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Automatic App Installation with iPads

Is there a way to push app installations to all the iPads by just installing on one iPad or does this need to be done via Apple Configurator
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Pushing an Apple ID for App Store to IPads with Apple Configurator

Is there a way to push an Apple ID to the iPads with profiles via Apple Configurator? I have several 100 and would like to push it so we do not have to enter it manually for each.
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View the actual configuration of a remote printer

Someone in the office set up printing from a Mac to a printer connected through USB to a Windows computer (the only Windows computer in the office). He can't remember how he set it up and no one else ...
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Tab completion for hosts defined in ~/.ssh/config doesn't work anymore on Yosemite

I'm trying to create my ~/.ssh/config file for simplify my work life on the server connection. In Mavericks all worked properly and with the tab I was be able to autocomplete the hostname with file ...
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Locations to switch between WiFi and Ethernet

I have a new MacBook Pro and would like to know how to manage my connectivity within my own home with the following scenario I have WiFi and can connect to that no problem I also have a TP-LINK ...
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How to get the cellular APN on iPad?

I'm using iOS 5.0.1 on an iPad 1 and want to look at the APN settings. This article from Apple http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2283 says that I should be able to see them through Settings > Cellular ...
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How to enlarge the status bar font size?

Can the status bar font be enlarged? Is this size hard-wired and unique? Is there any other (configurable) font size anywhere which could correspond to this one on user space? Some time ago, I asked ...
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Replicate my Mouse config in command line

How can I replicate my mouse config (in the images below) through command line?
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What does “each user must type in their password before they will be able to unlock the disk” mean?

I am setting up File Vault 2 on my Macbook Pro under Yosemite and I see the following message, each user must type in their password before they will be able to unlock the disk I don't ...
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Do not show refit menu on boot (only with option key)

Is it possible to configure rEFIt so that the menu does not automatically show on my macbook when booting? I would like it to boot straight to OSX and only show the menu when I hold the option key, ...
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Is there a GUI for OS X LaunchAgents?

I'm a web developer by day and a lot of the software I install on my computer (namely databases and web servers) come with an optional LaunchAgent to automate starting/stopping processes on boot. I'm ...
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Restoring window configuration for monitor setups

I would like to achieve the same effect as is described in this question, which doesn't seem to have a suitable answer. I develop on a macbook pro. Often I use it on its own, but sometimes I connect ...
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Is it possible to change the colour of the launchpad folders? How?

I'm running Yosemite and the launchpad folders (groupings of apps?) are shown in gray. Is it possible to configure that colour? The idea is that in Mavericks, that colour was an elegant black. On ...
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How to configure the status bar?

Does anybody know how to configure the status bar (bar size, icons and font size, and so on)? I'd like to do it while keeping the screen resolution, of course. I've browsed and searched both Ask ...
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Moving configuration from one computer to another

I am about to switch to a new computer and would like to make the process of reinstalling all the apps easier. What I need to reinstall are mainly: ~/Applications/ directory (probably together ...
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Can I get iOS notifications for emails routed to folders?

I have rules in outlook that routes certain emails to folders. These still appear as "unread" in the mail app, but not in the inbox, so I'm not getting notifications. Is there a way to enable ...
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Setting up environment variables for GUI apps?

Transitioning from Windows to the Mac. In Windows, I had a lot of environmental variables set-up that I used to speed up my work. Thinks like DEVDIR=C:\WORKDOCS\DOCS_jaravj\PROJ\dev ...
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How do you set the maxopenfiles limit in Yosemite?

How do you set a soft limit for maxopenfiles in Yosemite? I installed Yosemite last night, and now it's ignoring my settings in my /etc/launchd.conf file: $ cat /etc/launchd.conf limit maxfiles ...
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Where is the file systems table in OS X?

I can see the following mounts on my MacBook: > mount /dev/disk0s2 on / (hfs, local, journaled) devfs on /dev (devfs, local, nobrowse) map -hosts on /net (autofs, nosuid, automounted, nobrowse) ...
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Editing system keyboard layout

I wonder how to edit the following two files, so that I can change the system keyboard layout. It seems they are binary resource files, but I'm not sure. /System/Library/Keyboard\ ...
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How should I configure OSX Mail's “mailbox behaviors” to work with IMAP?

I'm tying to configure my IMAP mail account using Apple OSX Mail to behave in what would seem to be the obvious way: sent mail should appear in the special "Sent" mailbox, deleted in the "Trash", and ...
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Which apps are shown in launchpad? (how to flag them?) - Mavericks

Since Mavericks I think, launchpad decides on it's own which apps should be shown in. For example, the uninstaller apps of the adobe apps are hidden by default in Mavericks. In Mountain Lion they were ...
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Username.conf rules to fix 403 error

I am setting up a webserver but I am currently receiving a 403 error when browsing to Localhost. I am setting up "username.conf" and I have a couple of questions: Since I am not logged in as a user ...
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Is $HOME/.MacOSX/environment.plist still used in OS X 10.9.2 for setting global environment variables?

Is $HOME/.MacOSX/environment.plist still recognized/used in OS X 10.9.2 for setting global environment variables? Apple's official documentation does not say explicitly it's deprecated, AFACT: ...
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Where does Synergy store the crypto setting? I want to turn it off

I installed Synergy on Mac OS Mavericks, to act as a keyboard and mouse server for a win7 desktop. Initially when I launched it, Synergy for Mac put up a config screen and I selected the "crypto" ...
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Configuring alot of iPhones?

I configured a bunch of iPads at my previous job, and I had to do it one at a time. Granted, there were only like 6 of them, but I am wondering what I would do if I needed to configure a whole bunch ...
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How to save only the “configuration” of an iPod for later restore?

My iPod Classic 160GB is formatted "Windows" (presumably FAT32). I want to "Macintosh" format it (hfs+). Is there a way to save only the "configuration" of said iPod so I can more-easily restore it ...
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Fresh install of Eclipse on 10.9.2 cannot access com.apple.eawt package contents

I just got a Mac so I am a total newbie (I picked one up because I was unable to successfully do Mac development on my Windows Machine). The machine I have is at OS 10.9.2 and I installed Eclipse ...
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Do i need a seperate dedicated machine to run osx server or can i use some features running it from my MBP

We've got 5 desktop devices in our organization which im currently managing using a remote connection client or physically by sitting at each machine. Each change i make such as an update / settings ...
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MB Air 10.9.2 Can't connect to internet ethernet or Wifi

I have learned that all PCs in my office can connect but no iPhones/iPads can connect. I have the only MB Air. I get this error: "Ethernet has a self-assigned IP address and will not be able to ...
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How to set static IP on iPad

My iPad keeps sending the message that it is unable to connect to the internet and my only option is to dismiss. How do I find the subnet mask and ip address and router so I can manually try and set ...
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Configuring Mail.app “From” drop-down menu?

When I write a mail in Mail.app (using MacOS X Mavericks 10.9.2 here), I have this "From" Drop down menu which allows me to select from which of my accounts I want to send that mail. In my case, this ...
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Where does Mail keep its configuration files?

I had to replace my hard drive and don't have a backup. I do have a copy of my home folder on an external disk but it was a simple copy/paste job. I've been dragging my stuff from that disk to my new ...