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Alternative for `fail2ban` on my server running OS X 10.6.8

I have dedicated my old MacBook as a home server. It runs, among other stuff, the following services: Webserver (Apache, PHP, MySQL) i.e. OwnCloud/WebDAV Torrent client SSH server VPN Some game ...
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OS X Server safely facing WAN and LAN?

Our OS X Server serves our company DNS, web and mail with an external IP address to the Internet. It currently does not have a local address on the LAN and thus cannot be used e.g. for software update ...
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OS X Server 4.1 Won't Hand IP To Windows Machines

This has me stumped. I'm running OS X Server 4.1 on my Mac Pro with DHCP server set to hand out IPs on my local network starting at .11 and ending at .249 (I want to keep a few open for static ...
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Yosemite, how to reset/reinstall network?

For some reasons every time I connect to an insecure WiFi, Yosemite cannot route to the DNS servers of that WiFi. The DNS servers are correctly set, just cannot reach them. And after installing ...
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How to make shared printing works on an IPv4 only network?

Network landscape My network is made through Internet Sharing from a Mac: Bob hosting an USB printer: Clara. On this home network is a Mac: Alice which is usually printing on Clara through Bob. ...
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If the Apple Watch has wifi - does it connect to my local router?

It would appear the Apple Watch has the ability to communicate via wifi. When I set mine up, I didn't have a step to identify my local router, so I assume it may have obtained configuration about my ...
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DNS occasionally stops working

OS X 10.9.5 Every couple of weeks, manual dns lookups (e.g. via nslookup or host) still work, but system lookups do not (so e.g. ping fails to lookup the host). The first few times it happens ...
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Connecting to a Folder on a Different Partition Using AFP or SMB

I'm in the process of setting up a DeployStudio system. Part of the requirement is that the server be able to connect to a Repository of files. On my server, that Repository is located on the ...
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Route only required packets via VPN in OS X

I just bought a NAS which is connected to my router (AVM FRITZ!Box 7362). In my local network everything works fine, but I want to access the NAS also from other places like work via internet. As my ...
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My MacBook won't recognize my external hard drive (Passport - that I use to back up the Mac!)

I'm not techie at all. But I manage the basics. I've always backed up my MacBook (2009) on a Passport. I just plug it in while the Mac is connected to power source & click the icon & it ...
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Browsers looking at OSX Server default website always uses ssh which creates problems

Just installed OS X Server 4.1 (on Yosemite) for local network website development. Browsers pointed at served webpages all seem to default to using SSL which is annoying because a certificate error ...
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Securely, wirelessly transfer files between OS X, Android and Windows without benefit of internet or external network?

So, I can create an ad-hoc network on the MBP, but there's no security there. (I'm on Yosemite, which has removed the WEP option that existed on previous versions, not that WEP really provided any ...
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Is there a docking station product that allows IPad (3) to access internet via an Ethernet connection instead of wireless?

I have an IPad 3 which I love but sometimes the wifi cuts out whilst listening to the radio. I would like to plug in the IPad to a cradle or docking station which itself has an Ethernet port and so ...
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How to tell which iPhone app eats bandwidth?

Sometimes I notice that the Internet connection in my house becomes REALLY slow. Disabling WiFi on my wife's iPhone fixes this. But how can I tell which app/process does this? iCloud backup is ...
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Can I SSH into my Mac from an iPhone over Wi-Fi LAN with no connection to the internet?

I want to use ssh to get into my mac from an iPhone over Wi-Fi LAN with no connection to the internet. I want to do this to get access to the command line (for playing with programming related stuff) ...
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Problem with build-in VPN client for Cisco IPSec protocol

I recently bought a new MacBook Pro Retina and unfortunately the built-in VPN client (Cisco IPsec configuration) doesn't work. Whats interesting third party VPN Tracker 8 works. Any help here guys? I ...
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Setting up Port Forwarding for 2 y-cams on an Airport Extreme Base Station

I recently purchased the latest version of the Apple Extreme Base Station and I have 2 Y-cam IP cameras (Knight S and Cube) that I use for baby/kid monitors. I want to configure them to be viewable ...
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Command line to disconnect or connect 802.1x authentication

I have been searching for a terminal command line to disconnect or connect 802.1x authentication, but not the network interface. I was searching some help pages and it showed command lines to export ...
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Can I boot my MacBook Air into Windows 8.1 from a network drive?

I have a Macbook air with a 128gb SSD. Not a ton of space. I also have a Mac Mini that I use as a web/media server with a 500gb HDD. Much better. Both are networked together locally over an Airport ...
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How can I change DNS providers without needing to type in my password?

On Mac OS X Yosemite, you need to enter in your password to change DNS entries. Otherwise the entries are all greyed out. I change DNS frequently (Gogo Inflight among others doesn't work with ...
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Make OS X Server a wireless bridge without DHCP

I have a Mac Mini running OS X Server 10.10 (Yosemite). It gets it's network connection over ethernet. I would like to bridge that connection through WiFi. That's easy enough with Internet Sharing, ...
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View ASP.NET website developed on a VM in safari on Mac

For school I need to make some assignments in ASP.NET on windows. I Have a MBPR with OS X 10.10 and Windows 8.1 (VMWare) running on it. When I run my project in visual studio, google chrome is opened ...
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specific network settings for sharing internet connection

I can successfully bridge my WLAN and Ethernet on my macbook(internet sharing) and have each network adapter set to dhcp. In my case the macbook is connecting to the internet with wireless and the ...
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Tunnelblick/Viscosity random connection issues even when not connected to VPN

I have random connection issues after using Tunnelblick or Viscosity, where existing connections don't seem to drop (SSH, Skype, Hangouts,...) but nothing new can be established, ie. ping to 8.8.8.8 ...
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process to reliably connect Mac Wi-Fi to iPhone personal hotspot?

Is there a recommended process for reliably connecting a Mac to an iPhone Personal Hotspot network via Wi-Fi? Here is the method that I have been trying: turn on WiFi and Personal Hotspot on iPhone ...
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Three Apple devices in the same location: Two can connect to a Wi-Fi but iPhone 6 cannot

I am currently having problems with 3 Apple wifi-capable devices in the same location - in a garage outside a main building. All three devices can connect to the wifi network with no issues within ...
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Brand new Apple Mac-Mini cannot connect to ANY WiFi Network — “Connection Timeout”

I'm at my wits end here with a new Mac Mini. I bought a brand new mac mini, took it home, and did nothing but create a user account. When I try to connect to my network (Comcast Xfinity), I ...
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MacMini is unable to communicate with devices on netwrok

Devices: Router: 192.168.0.1 MacMini 192.168.0.97 MacBook 192.168.0.19 Printer 192.168.0.99 Windows 192.168.0.49 So, my problem is that a strange one. All my devices are connected to the same ...
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Non-Apple Devices Won't Connect to Airport Extreme

I've got an Airport Extreme (AE) router that I currently have configured as a Wireless Access Point on my network (a different router is handling Internet/DHCP). Up until yesterday, everything was ...
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Unable to connect to a server over VPN

Usually a straight forward question but this one has a twist. I can connect my MacBook to a work server over VPN with any wifi connection no problem, other than my wifi at home. That suggests it's ...
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Host OS VPN Enforcement, Virtual Machines allowed on local network

I'm trying to achieve the following goal on OS X 10.10, but I'm not sure what model or how I should go about achieving this. Caveat, this is actually quite a tricky goal, so think of it as a ...
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Open Ports and Network Config Needed For Home Sharing

At work, I cannot get home sharing to work with the iOS Remote app to see my Macbook Pro's iTunes instance. Both the laptop and the iOS devices are connected to the same network (have tried both wi-fi ...
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WakeOnLan not working from MacBook Air

I have installed wakeonlan using MacPorts, but I can't get it to work over WiFi. I can, however, use ssh from my MacBook to log in to another machine in the network over WiFi (an Ubuntu OS system) ...
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Unable to connect internet from any browser but chrome

I am on OSX Yosemite 10.10.3 on MacBook Pro (Early 2011) and I am not able to connect to internet from any browser except chrome. I am not even able to ping from terminal as well. Please help. When I ...
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Why does my home network not show up sometimes in my network listings?

I'm using a MacBOok Pro, Mac 10.9.5. It happens frequently that when I wake my Mac from hibernation or simply reboot, my home network is not automatically selected in the "Network" section in my ...
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On OS 9.2.1, how can you access shared files from windows computers?

I'm a total newbie Mac user. I got a Powerbook 3 Pismo off of ebay, got OS 9.2.1 installed, and enabled file sharing. Web browsing is working and I have an IP address. How do I access the shared ...
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shared folder missing some subfolders

I have a local account and a network account on my MacBook Pro (Late 2011). I am running Yosemite 10.10.3. I mainly do my work on my local account and then when necessary I log onto my network ...
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AppleScript to identify the current status of Network Connection?

What is the AppleScript to identify the current status of MacBook Pro's network connection (Yosemite 10.10.3) Connected via Iphone USB on/off (Hotspotting to Iphone) Connected via WIFI ON on/off ...
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can't commit network settings via shell

I'm writing a Python script that changes network settings with shell commands like networksetup -setv4off 'PANTECH UML295' and networksetup -setdhcp 'PANTECH UML295'. When I enter these in Terminal, I ...
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How to reliably keep network share connected for a specific user using automount?

I've got a Synology NAS and a Mac mini running Plex and XBMC, which streams content from the NAS. The MM frequently loses the connection to the NAS, for several reasons (e.g. after updating/rebooting ...
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Unable to connect to Windows Server 2008 shares using specific Mac

One of our Mac client machines cannot connect to any volumes shared from our Windows Servers, the credentials box just bounces as if the login details provided are incorrect, which they certainly ...
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Any app on iPhone to tell which apps are using the Wi-Fi?

Everytime I come home, my iPhone starts uploading and kills our internet. I'm guessing it's photo uploading, but even when I haven't added new photos, it still does it. I would just like to confirm ...
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Why do my Macbook Pro's WiFi speeds drop significantly when paired with Bluetooth devices?

NOTE: This question is NOT a duplicate of Bluetooth and Wifi interfering with one another since Yosemite. That answer pertains to 1) The 2.4 GHz band only and 2) Yosemite only. Background: Though ...
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Time Capsule as a file server

I have a friend who owns a small business (less than 10 employees) who is using a 2TB apple time capsule for a file server. 1.5TB have been used and he said that his employees are complaining about ...
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Mounting an AFP network volume eventually freezes my Yosemite System

Ever since I upgraded to 10.10.2 shortly after boot my whole system becomes unusable. Any app that interacts with the volume freezes up such as Finder. Killing the Finder process does not fix the ...
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What does AirPlay need from wifi and router?

I have been using AirPlay to an Airport Express connected to my HiFi very successfully for years. My router and main wifi access point were Apple AirPort Extreme - so it was all Apple to Apple and it ...
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My iphone 4 won't connect to the internet, even though i'm connected to wifi and 3g

I can't access the internet on my iphone 4, even though it says it's connected to wifi. It's not a problem with my home wifi, and my phone also won't connect when it says it's connected to 3g. This ...
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hostname returns another device's name

I realized that the hostname had changed while I was doing some work using terminal in OS X Yosemite. I thought there might be an IP address conflict so I reset it. However I still get another ...
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Is wireless wake on LAN possible in a network connection where airport extreme is not primary router

I'm currently using a combination of a DD-WRT Router and an Airport Extreme (the previous form factor that only did N). The DD-WRT router has better signal and routing capabilities but I really like ...
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OSX 10.9 Sending files to a windows network drive

I have a mapped network drive on a windows tower. I can connect to it, I can read from it. I can't send files to it, though. When I try and drag them from the finder window into the network drive ...