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How to serve VirtualBox website to the work network from my Mac?

I have installed VirtualBox and a guest machine with Ubuntu. From my Mac, I can browse to 192.168.56.10 to use a web application installed on my guest Ubuntu using Safari. Now, How to serve this web ...
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Reverse SSH tunnel daemon

I own a Macintosh laptop (10.11.2) that I would like to create a permanent reverse SSH tunnel. This way, when I switch network, or the computer is stolen, I can remotely SSH into the device ...
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An unknown computer is shown in my Finder

In the attached picture you can see the name of an unknown computer (desktop-aqnpumc) in my network. "Delat" means shared and SuperNova is my own TimeCapsule which is shown in Finder. I cannot ...
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problem with installing Network Storage drivers

i have a problem with accessing to my iomega-ix2 network storage. when i read the manual, i found that i have to download and install certain files (download link is in the bottom) so when i download ...
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DNS resolution for a hostname in local network fails

From my OS X 10.11.4, I do: ping ubuntu-workstation ping: cannot resolve ubuntu-workstation: Unknown host However, if I do the same from a windows laptop, the call is successfully resolved. The ...
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iMac 2008 21.5" screen, slow internet

As the title explains, my iMac is being particularly slow compared to my windows machine. As I can get x3 the speed on my PC, is there any settings here I'm missing? Also I'm using ethernet, same as ...
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OSX Bind SSL certificate to local port

I have a local http service application running on OSX that I want to access on https instead. The service itself is easily configured to require https, but the local bit is causing trouble. On ...
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How to get the geolocation of an IP address in Terminal?

Is it possible to get the geolocation of an IP address in Terminal? Not sure what the numbers in an IP address mean, but there must be some logic behind it, so lookup can't be that hard.
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how to monitor router traffic programmatically by iPhone app [on hold]

I'm planning to develop an iPhone app which monitors the router traffic to which it is connected. I know - for this router should be capable to get the traffic data. Then how do i proceed to get ...
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How to send only “work” related requests over vpn for El Capitan (10.11)

I have configured a new VPN connection (Type - Cisco IPSec) for work using network preferences and it works. How can I stay connected to my work vpn and direct only my work traffic through vpn? ...
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Mac OSX built-in VPN support for Cisco AnyConnect?

Is there any existing or planned support for AnyConnect (or OpenConnect) using the Mac OSX built-in VPN manager (System Settings -> Network)? Would be cool if either natively, an extension, or ...
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Why El Capitan's ping time so high

I upgraded my computer to El Capitan. It is MacBook Retina and late 2013 or early 2014. I did not know what was ping time before, but now it is usually about 23 ms. I have a Lenovo Yoga and a LG ...
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OS X El Capitan: Connected to Wi-Fi network or Personal Hotspot but won't connect to the internet

I recently updated to El Capitan. But now when connection is established with my college's Wi-Fi network I am unable to use internet. Same goes for Personal Hotspots. Everything was working fine in ...
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getting an error -25299 attempting to create account and password for proxy

I changed the proxy settings with the following code: sudo networksetup -setwebproxy Wi-Fi IP_ADDRESS PORT on USERNAME PASSWORD It does indeed changes settings, but throws an error saying: error ...
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stop Chrome from asking for proxy credentials

I wanted to change my proxy settings for Chrome. I opened the Network tab and entered username and password along with ip and port data. When I opened Chrome browser, it asked for username and ...
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Mac OSX Server Blocking Adobe Sites

I installed Mac OS X server a while ago but never really used it, around a month ago I got a warning saying that my Adobe products could not be validated even though they were working perfectly ...
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Xcode is shutting down network access on my iMac

This is really strange. I'm running OS X 10.11.4 with all updates in place on a 2010 iMac. I am using Xcode 7.3 for iOS development. When I build and deploy my iOS app to any iOS device through ...
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How to create an ad hoc Wi-Fi network in OS X?

I came across a problem today when there was a speaker in my class. The speaker was from the industry and had a company provided laptop which was not able to get connected to University network (some ...
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Network Interface Missing in Bind Order (Set Service Order dialog)

I have a VPN connection to my office set up and configured. The VPN connection works absolutely fine. It also shows in my Network Preferences pane. But it is low in the DNS bind order (and so I ...
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iPad keeps dropping WiFi?

I have an iPad 3 running iOS 9.3.1. Now since a day or something I have been facing a problem. I should say that I don't use my router for internet, just for LAN(mostly streaming vids from my PC to ...
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How can I add a Windows (smb) printer using the address directly?

I am using macOS 10.11 El Capitan. I want to re-add a printer I have in order to use a different driver. For some reason, I cannot discover/browse the workgroup (in the Windows pane of + Add… under ...
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MBPr shown to be connected to the net, while the router doesn't response to pings

My english may be lacking, Apologise in advance I'm not sure if the question is best suitable here or maybe in other StackExchange site, like Server Fault or Network Engineering. So, if you think ...
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How to show a notification when you go online/offline?

I want to get a growl notification any time my internet connection changes state - for instance, when wifi comes online, wifi goes offline, or when I switch from wifi to wired. I would love it if ...
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Making a Time Capsule/Airport Extreme as a range extenter

I have a Time Capsule + Airport Extreme. Right now my TC is connected to my modem and I use the AE as a range extender. My modem is dying and I have to buy a new one and it seems like now one mostly ...
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Strange behaviour .local domain

I want to have access to my local Apache server installed on Mac from iPhone. When I open "Sharing" in settings there's written Computers on your local network can access your computer at: ...
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Installing a NETGEAR 1000MV2 wireless driver

I've a mac mini running El Capitan as well as a Netgear Wireless adapter lying about. Unfortunately, I find the mac mini's inbuilt wi-fi to be poor. Doing multiple speed tests and losing connection ...
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Airport Express DNS problem

In my living room I have a wireless router, the “main” router. One of its ethernet port is connected to a powerline (TL-PA4010KIT). In my bedroom I’ve another powerline connected to an AirPort Express ...
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I need to connect to the internet with an Ethernet cable

I just installed OS X 10.9 and I'm having trouble connecting to the Internet. All my network status says is Failed. When I use the assist me option, it says: "This computer does not seem to be ...
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How to assign a network-unique name to the Public folder inside my home folder when viewed remotely

I have multiple Macs, all running El Capitain, and my login username on all of them is "Anon". When I have the Public folder from one machine mounted across a network on a different machine, that ...
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How can I remotely monitor whether a Mac is connected to the Internet?

I'd like to monitor a fleet of machines and be notified when they fall off the Internet (independent of wifi access). Does OS X support this natively? Is there a go-to tool that IT folks use to ...
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How do I find out what is keeping my Macbook from sleeping?

My Macbook will drain of battery when it's not plugged in. I thought it was a bad battery (it says it needs serviced) but even if it's a bad battery it should not be taking power when the lid is ...
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Prevent Network-Discovery on Infrastructure side

The Finder displays nearby Computers and Devices in the left column whenever a network connection is present. Sometimes we let clients use our network when we discuss projects in meetings (aka they ...
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How do I prevent OSX from creating a network entry when I connect a USB serial device?

I use a lot of different USB serial devices. I'm now at the point where my Network Preferences panel takes minutes to open and more minutes to change profiles. Opening ...
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Constantly dropping internet on El Capitan?

I have a brand new 2015 mac, el capitan 10.11.4. The wifi constantly drops. I have re-installed a fresh el capitan, reset SMC, created new wifi profile/location with google dns, safeboot, updated ...
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mDNS not working

I re-installed my pfsense firewall the other day, sometime soon there after my macbook stopped doing backups using time machine. The pfsense is installed on new hardware, but the config was restored ...
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SSH to VirtualBox Mac Host Linux Guest using NAT

How to configure ssh OS X host with Linux guest, so I can access my guest OS through SSH. I've tried: But when I tried to ssh from host, it failed: > ssh localhost ssh: connect to host ...
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How can I combine two or more folders into one AFP or SMB network share in OS X 10.11?

I have two media directories that each have a similar top-level folder structure. I'd like to share them over my network, using either AFP or SMB, in such a way that I can access both of them using ...
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Permission for CIFS/Samba share on OS X server

I can not find a solution for setting a correct mask for anonymous dropped files on a OS X shared folder. All files are created with -rw------- nobody staff, which does not allow others to access ...
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Wifi connection dropping El Capitan

I have an early-2015 MBP running 10.11.3 and I keep having my internet connection drop when I am connected to certain WiFi networks. The temporary solution is to disable and then re-enable WiFi, but ...
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How to ensure connections to certain hosts are routed via ethernet?

We have a mac that acts as a CI-server. It needs to connect to our git-repositories which can only be connected to via ethernet. All other servers, apple.com, github.com, etc. need to be connected ...
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How to setup a MacBook Pro with DHCP Server over USB WiFi dongle

I have a MacBook Pro running OSX Yosemite 10.10.5 and I'm trying to set it up as a server. I have a Realtek USB WiFi dongle (RTL8188cus) plugged in with the drivers installed, showing up as interface ...
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How to prevent Anyconnect disconnect when locking screen

Mac Book pro with 10.11.2 have this annoying feature that it disconnects Cisco AnyConnect VPN every time I lock screen. I found some instructions how to prevent wifi disconnection when locking screen, ...
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Q: Way to limit (not block) frequency of certain connections?

Third party software is okay, although I've tried things like Little Snitch, and the closest feature they have is the ability to create "temporary rules" (i.e. rules that allow/disallow specified ...
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How to access devices on 2 different 10/24 networks when using 2 active VPN connections?

After a company is sold to different parties, you might end up with a situation where the old 10.0.0.0/8 network is split in two or more different networks, like 10.0.0.0/24 and 10.0.1.0/24. Now I ...
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Problems with screen share on Mac OSX

I have a 2012 Macbook Pro and 2013 Mac Mini. My local network has 2 routers attached: a Sky Hub and TP-Link. The Sky Hub is the main router with DHCP and Wi-Fi active. The TP-Link acts as a WiFi ...
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Time Machine Network Connected to USB Connected Hard Drive

I have a Seagate 2TB hard drive that I connected to my router and have been using for Time Machine backups for the past two years. Recently I have disconnected this hard drive and attached it ...
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strange network issue after new router 'unkownXX…' terminal promt instead of Name

Some weeks ago I got a new router* and since then I encounter some local network issues from time to time (at the moment I can’t reproduce when this happens): Wifi is connected but webpages don’t ...
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Is remote wipe of a Mac content possible?

I was gifted a MacBook Pro but the giver rescinded the gift and has locked the laptop; I agreed to return it providing I was assured the laptop would be unlocked long enough for me to download my ...
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iPad AnyConnect VPN fails instantly, “attempt has failed due to server communication errors. Please retry the connection.”

I'm attempting to set up an iPad for a user where I work, and they want to be able to connect to office resources remotely. Normally we set up laptops or desktops with Cisco AnyConnect, and it works ...
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How to stop OSX making a second desktop user authenticate 802.1 passwords?

To run Calabash tests in parallel on several iOS simulators, I have to log in several desktop users. I do this by ssh-tunnelling port 5800 to 6800 and using ScreenSharing, through a nasty ...