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Why does my Mac mini answers pings while asleep?

My Mac mini late 2012 behaves strangely: When awake the computer answers ping correctly: 64 bytes from 10.0.1.12: icmp_seq=5 ttl=64 time=4.201 ms 64 bytes from 10.0.1.12: icmp_seq=6 ttl=64 ...
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What happens when you have two connected network interfaces?

I have two connected network interfaces, ethernet and WLAN. How does OSX handle traffic in this situation? When outgoing messages are sent which interface are they sent from? If I use tools such as ...
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Copying file from Windows PC keeps failing

I've set up sharing of my MacBook on my home network. It doesn't show as visible but I can access it at \jdxmacbook from the Windows PC. However when I try to copy a file, it starts OK but after ...
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Time Capsule multiple IP addresses

I have two 2TB Time Capsules attached to a network through a Netgear router. Each Time Capsule is connected via Ethernet with the WiFi set to "off". Each Time Capsule is assigned a unique static IP ...
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“Airplane Mode” in OS X. Alternative command for `rfkill`?

This question is an exact duplicate of this post from superuser.exchange.com. I believe this is a valid question for both of sites and hope I am not (if any) violating stackexchange policies. ...
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SSH request timeout every time

I am trying to access a storage space we have at work via ssh but I get a timeout every single time (Mac OS 10.7.5 - Terminal). I checked firewalls, settings, even turned off Little Snitch, and port ...
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How to troubleshoot Network Connect issues?

I have to use Juniper's Network Connect to use my company's VPN. I haven't changed anything on my system in the past few days, but suddenly Network Connect fails to connect to the VPN with the ...
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Why do certain packages fail in NetInstall?

We are using NetInstall to image Macs at work. I build the NetInstall images with System Image Utility, and customize them with the "Add Packages and Post-Install Scripts" workflow item. NetInstall ...
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Networking dead after a disk/permissions repair

After a strange string of events, I'm left with broken networking on my iMac (21" i3, 10.6). It started on Fri. when a co-worker could not get jobs from this iMac, they were saying he didn't have ...
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HomeSync / Mobile - Settings & keychain missing

I've recently rolled out an Open Directory domain in our office. The domain has been set up so user profiles are synced with the server via HomeSync, so we could use FileVault2 to encrypt the ...
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Policy on users of Internet sharing on Mac OS X Mountain Lion

I have an ADSL Modem directly connected to my Mac 10.8.2 in bridge mode, the PPPoE connection is initiated by Mac and internet is shared to user computers / mobiles using WiFi. Question: Can i limit ...
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Is there anyway to disable network connections on 3G for some application?

I want some applications connect to Internet only when wifi connection is available. How can I do that?
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How to make the Macbook Air's Wifi connection as fast as a VM's?

This is related to question To let a Mac automatically use Wifi and Ethernet to double the connection speed? It is very strange that, in a hotel (La Quinta Inns), the Macbook connection both Wifi or ...
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Automatically Connect to Multiple Servers on Login

Following the instruction from Apple: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4011 I can't get this to work for my multiple server logins, because they all have the same name (my user name). When I try to add ...
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Can't ping a linux server with MacOSX. Software related

I'm having an huge problem with my Mac, from months. I have at home a linux server, a CuBox. It's running Archlinux, running fine. Everything works. But the Mac can't ping the CuBox. I will paste ...
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Where could I get my networks domain name?

I am trying to determine domain name of my network. I tried some programming methods, commands but i could not get domain name of my network.I got ip address using cat /etc/resolv.conf I was doing ...
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To let a Mac automatically use Wifi and Ethernet to double the connection speed?

I am staying at a hotel, and for some reason, I think they limit each Wifi connection to 95 kbyte / s. So that is roughly 1.2 Mbps... and since I have 18 Mbps at home, I am using a speed that is less ...
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SSH connection hangs out at SSH2_MSG_SERVICE_ACCEPT recieved

I tried to connect to a server with ssh, but it failed. I tried UseDNS no, update OpenSSH with MacPorts. But it didn't work. Using user@ip -v I get the following output OpenSSH_5.9p1, OpenSSL 0.9.8r ...
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What does deliver higher transfer speed for Timemachine backup to ubuntu? NFS or AppleTalk (netatalk)?

I want to do Time Machine backups to an ubuntu server. It is a hosted remote machine, not in my LAN. So far, I have found two approaches to realize the connection between the computer and the backup ...
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Can't add DHCP Reservation with Airport Utility

I just bought an AirPort extreme (bought December '12). I'm trying to assign a static IP for my printer. With Airport Utility 6.2, under Network, I click on the plus sign under DHCP Reservations. All ...
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Extend an Apple wireless network with non-Apple gear

I've got an Apple wireless network running (base station is an Airport Express, 2nd generation), and I'd like to extend to it a nearby apartment. I've got an AT&T modem/router hybrid, a Netgear ...
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“df” command making network requests?

I was watching Little Snitch for another process, and noticed df was making requests to various servers. I thought df was only for checking free disk space locally, but it appears to be doing more ...
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Port forward (NAT) based on domain/URL

I currently have my Time Capsule to forward all inbound requests on port 80 to my Mac Mini which runs a web server with its local ip address of 192.168.1.8. I also have DNS set up so that if I go to ...
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Mac Mini Server running Mountain Lion (10.8.2) is freezing during boot (last line: IPv6 packet filtering initialized)

Starting in verbose mode (Cmd+V), the last line I see on the console is: IPv6 packet filtering initialized, default to accept, logging disabled This happens regardless of having an ethernet cable ...
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Looking for specific help with networking iTunes with Air and Home Theatre PC [duplicate]

Let me explain my set up. I have a home theater PC that houses all my music files (about 500 gigs worth of music) but right now it just works as a server in that regard since I play all the music ...
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AirPort Extreme and multiple HDD's

Hey Guys i think i am not alone who set up his APE for home sharing. So what have i done… I have a Airport extreme (latest version - 5.gen) and 3x powered 2TB HDD's. All are connected over an usb hub ...
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How do I prevent OS X Server from issuing dynamic DHCP leases?

Prior to "upgrading" to Mountain Lion Server, I used OS X Server as my DHCP server. The purpose of the configuration I had was to provide MAC filtering, assigning static leases based on hardware MAC ...
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AirPlay doesn't work when AirPort Exp. extends my network?

I have recently acquired an old first gen AirPort Express and wanted to use it solely for airplaying over to my old and amp. I tested configuring with it's own network and works fine. The problem is, ...
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how to connect to a HTTP Proxy only if it is available

I am trying to view my website - hosted on my local server - from my iPhone. I am doing this my adding a http proxy information into my iPhone. Basically I am following This tutorial, it works ...
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Is it possible to block the Wifi access for an individual application(Mac OS X 10.7)

I would like to disable the network connection for an individual applications in Mac OS X 10.7 Lets say an example, I don't want to provide the network access for photoshop application. Is it ...
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IP address on network cameras change preventing remote access

I have 5 network cameras on my network. I manually added settings in my Airport Extreme router for port forwarding. However the IP addresses change often, preventing remote access. Is there a way to ...
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Mount SMB share without 2GB filesize limit on OSX Lion

I want to mount a network attached drive onto OSX Lion with Samba. Usually I do this in Finder with "Go>Connect to Server" and type "smb://192.xxx.xx.xxx" in the Server Adress field, however doing ...
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Ethernet bridging Mac Mini

I would like to be able to use my home server (2012 Mac Mini) as a OpenVPN client with two network interfaces. My plan is to connect a small switch with an Apple TV and Roku to one thunderbolt ...
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Another DNS name resolution trouble!

The problem I have OS X Mountain Lion, latest updates installed. Randomly after boot, I have no network connectivity from a user perspective. Web browsers are unable to display pages, no mail to ...
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Mount network volume as local drive for data recovery

Is it possible to mount a network volume so it's seen by OS X and data recovery tools as a local drive? Or are there any data recovery tools on OS X that work with network volumes? I'm using OS X ...
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Ethernet port doesn't work anymore

I was using my iMac 27" 2010, doing some work online. From one instant to another, internet stopped to respond. Unable to ping the local router, I initially believed it crashed. However, the rest of ...
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How to determine which traffic goes over the PPTP VPN?

I setup a PPTP VPN on mac os x lion, on the advanced tab I do not have the send all traffic over VPN connection checked. I only want traffic to a specific server connected to go through the vpn, ...
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iTunes downloads through manager

When I download iTunes apps, music, etc.. content, the download speed fluctuates a lot and usually falls to around 64kbps. This is very impractical and time-consuming. Whereas, if I download other ...
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Can you send a message across the network?

There used to be the ability, perhaps before OS X, to send messages accross the local network, which displayed a popup on the receivers machine with the message. Is this still possible? Or is there ...
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Why is my iPad causing WiFi interference?

I have a 3rd gen 32GB iPad with a 3G/LTE connectivity (and the latest software) and let me be clear from the start - the WiFi is working perfectly fine for me and I've had no problems with it ...
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How can I disable the firewall on OS X after forgetting how I set it?

I have enabled an option on my mac to ask for permission every time I open an network application, But I can't seem to find out how to turn it off. Where would I disable the below dialog?
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Send Wake-On-Lan packets from Mac to Nas for TimeMachine backups

I have a NAS box that is "Wake On Lan" enabled. I'm struggling to find a way for to utilise this with my TimeMachine backups from my Mac (Mountain Lion). My intention is that may Mac will wake the ...
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Configuring predictable IPv6 addresses for laptop client

I recently set up IPv6 for my home network via a tunnel. I have a /48 subnet and have assigned manual IPv6 addresses to my stationary Macs. I would like to set up my laptops to get a dynamic IPv6 ...
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Can Mountain Lion bridge two network adapters for Parallels VM use?

I need bridged networking under Parallels for a VPN from the Windows VM. However, this conflicts with my main OS (Mountain Lion) using the same adapter. I'd be happy to direct the mac to wifi ...
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working on a remote Mac

How can I log on remotely from my Macbook Pro to a friend's iMac so as to share her screen, and help her fix things when she has problems? My own knowledge is not very profound, so please bear that in ...
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Should I block incoming connections from “netbiosd”?

My (application) firewall settings are configured to block incoming connections from netbiosd. I don't recall setting this myself, and wonder what the consequences are. What are the consequences of ...
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How to get an iPad to switch automatically to the strongest network?

I work in an office that has 3 WiFi networks, the strength obviously depending on where you are in the building. All 3 networks have been set up on my iPad 3. I often move around in the office, but ...
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How does the iPad expose its host name over the network?

When I connect my iPad to the wifi network at work, I can ping it by name: ping my-ipad. Clearly the router is somehow exposing it via DNS, or something like that. But when I connect my iPad to the ...
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Strange domain name appears in Sharing Preferences, source unknown

First of all before anyone asks, I have already set my DNS name in the Terminal with scutil, which is reflected on the Terminal prompt and returned by the hostname command. I also understand that this ...
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How do I set an empty search domain on Airport/Time Capsule

My ISP supplies their own search domain via DHCP, which I don't want being passed on to my own devices. However, if you leave the field for 'search domain' empty on an Airpot/Time Capsule it will ...