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how to get shell scripts to run at startup on Yosemite

There is a directory in System/Library for startup items I presume: StartupItems I need to have a shell script that will configure ethernet interface at start up, with local network address and ...
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What are Airport scan requests?

I have a lot of logging noise that seems to be malignant, and doesn't scream "problem" when I look at it. It is just so frequent that it's almost endless, and that it's related to wireless networking ...
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Can't print in fast / draft when connected to printer over wifi, but can when connected via usb

I recently bought a Canon ix6850 printer to replace my Canon ix6500 (really the 6850 is just an updated version with built-in wifi). Now I've got this new 6850, if I connect to it over wifi I get the ...
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Strange network activity virus when Aiport is off / No Wifi

So I have this strange issue on my aging MPB (pre-retina generation, running 10.8.5 (need this for Maya 2013 to run...), where basically the network is always showing activity even when I am not ...
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What are the networking requirements for a successful AirPlay connection?

We are using devices we know are capable of AirPlay (iphone 5 on ios7, apple tv3). Sometimes the phone can see the apple tv, sometimes it cannot. When it cannot, we check, and the apple tv IS still ...
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Can I share a wifi-connected internet connection over wifi on stock MBP?

I have my MBP that is connected to wifi, and I want to share this connection with other devices but via wifi as well. Can this be done with a stock MBP (i.e. no extra wifi card)? I enabled this in ...
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Time Machine to NAS, over internet

I have a Synology DiskStation NAS that I use for Time Machine backups on my LAN. I want to be able to back up when I'm away from home. I've tried: Connecting via L2TP VPN running on Synology ...
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Charles not working on iPhone at Starbucks

I'm using Charles to sniff out the traffic on my iPhone at Starbucks and for some reason it won't work with at&t wifi. Google Starbucks wifi does, however. I use my iPhone to connect to the same ...
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Safari OCSP/CRL Checking Causing Connectivity Failure

I'm currently implementing an 802.1X network authentication system using Cisco ISE for one of our customers. Our solution requires users (with personal devices) to connect to an open SSID network, ...
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'localhost' stoped working as an alias for '127.0.0.1' for SSHing into my VirtualBox VM. Why, and how to fix?

The question explains the problem. For months I've never had any problems along these lines. Then, yesterday morning, I couldn't get into my VM! Took a long time to troubleshoot but here was the ...
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Keep ethernet connection live during screen sleep

I have a MacBookPro running OS X 10.8.5. My understanding is Control ⌃+Shift ⇧+Eject ⏏ puts the Mac into a sleep mode. This is fine but what I want to know if there is a way to keep the ethernet port ...
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Windows shares keep dropping from OS X

I have a Windows Server 2012 machine providing shares for multiple workstations. I have 2 Mac users that connect to this server and use the shared folders. They report that this share keeps dropping. ...
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Print wirelessly from USB printer connected through router

I have Canon Pixma MP198 (USB only) printer that is connected to my d'link router with usb cable. Can I print documents wirelessly from my iPad 2? Without the need to turn on my PC if I want to ...
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Building a small network in Apple environment?

I have four Macs I want networked together so files can be shared between them without email. I want it to be a wired network and I also want to be able to access the files on the network away from ...
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The operation can’t be completed because the original item for “Foo” can’t be found

I have a little NAS at home which makes some volumes available through AFP. This all worked great. Until I shut it down for a while and reconnected it recently. I can see the device on the network ...
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How to monitor the network usage of specific apps on iOS?

I am currently helping someone who has experienced large amounts of data being transferred over her DSL connection. After long research (via IRC support) I found out that her iPhone is obviously ...
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How can I find out how much internet data each app has used?

There are a number of PC apps that do the trick, I've read trying to find one for mac. But none seem to do it for mac (Mountain Lion). I have Little Snitch already and tried putting lsof -P -i -n | ...
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How to remove Landesk Core's proxy setting completely in OS X?

today my Little Snitch detect my proxyhost has requested outgoing connection to Landesk Core even though it has been removed. How can I reset the proxy settings? (FYI, they are not in system ...
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How to connect to a mac mini when offline from a mac laptop?

I'm a developer that travels. I have a macbook pro and a mac mini (which runs as a headless webserver). This setup works fine when both machines are on the same network. However, I've never been ...
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Send a (push) message to everyone who is in the range of my Wi-Fi router?

I have a large property and rent it out to clients who rented a holiday home. Now I would like to send to everybody an automatic message over Wi-Fi. I have an old router with Wi-Fi, for example to ...
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How do I remotely control my iPhone from my MacBook with no wifi or AC power available (so no router)?

I'm connecting my MacBook successfully over my home wifi network via VNC (using Mac OS X's /System/Library/CoreServices/Screen Sharing.app) to my jailbroken iPhone 5, which is running Veency. Now, in ...
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Apple TV AirPlay other than WiFi?

In the Apple TV, when enabling AirPlay it shows "step 1: connect to a wifi network". What if I have Ethernet? Bluetooth? Will only WiFi work?
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How can I use wired ethernet + external monitor together on my Macbook Air (Late 2013)?

I have a late 2013 MBA which only has USB 3 ports and one Thunderbolt port. I've currently been using a Thunderbolt to Ethernet adapter to use wired internet, but I'd also like to use an external ...
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How to block and unblock https access on OS X 10.9

I am working on a test project that requires me to block https access for a specific app on my Mac (OS X 10.9). The instruction provided are "Chinese" to me and I have no idea where to start: ...
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Do the wi-fi communications from Mac to Mac travel through the access point?

Let’s put two Macs MAC1 and MAC2 on the same table. They are connected to the same AirPort (wi-fi) network. They are connected to the access point AP, which is far away, at 10 meters. The Macs are ...
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Can't Connect to Samba Drive Using OS X Lion

I've come across many threads on Apple, but haven't found a solution that works for me. I understand that the Samba has been removed from OS X, and Apple has developed their own version. I remember ...
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Transfer between two ethernet connected Time Capsule from a wifi connected computer

I have two time capsules which are connected in 1Gb through the ethernet. When I initiate a transfer between the two devices from my wifi connected macbook air, I notice that the data flow from one ...
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Shrew Soft VPN on Mac not letting me SSH to servers inside the VPN

I am trying to use a VPN from work so I can do my work on my MBP. I have installed Shrew Soft and set up the VPN, and I am able to connect to it receiving the messages below. However I am still unable ...
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How do I remove the ethernet 802.1x settings in Mountain Lion

I made a stupid 802.1X settings file some time ago to test some things. Now I am unable to remove it, even though I think I have deleted the file. The picture below shows the 802.1X profile to the ...
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Where are ethernet/internet/networking configuration files/settings stored on OS X 10.6

Someone I know has an ethernet configuration profile that works on the university network I'm on. As I am on 10.8 I do not have the option of configuring these files so I'd like to copy his ...
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Which setting in osx could block “ping localhost”?

How can I detect which setting in the OS X could block ping localhost? IPFW, LittleSnitch no such rules? Update 1: > cat /etc/hosts 127.0.0.1 localhost 255.255.255.255 broadcast
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I can't find a setting to disable WINS in Network settings

In my Network settings under WINS I have the NetBios name (elly) that I would like to disable (kill). The message shows that the "elly"is currently been used ? By whom, for what ? There a bunch of ...
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How to see whole network on a mac?

I am new to the apple world and finding out some "how to stuff". One of the things I am looking for is the Microsoft equivalent of the "network center". Everything works on my mac network-wise. ...
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Disable loopback interface lo0 on 10.8.4?

For testing purposes (testing raw network speed over a number of cables) i have equippped my Mac Book pro with a Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter besides the built-in gigabit ethernet ...
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Find out type of VPN connections in network preference

I have a VPN connection in my system preference but I don't remember type of this connection (PPTP, IPSec etc). How do I find this out?
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Lion resolving DNS names when querying server directly, but not when used in a command or app

I've recently (as in minutes ago) added a hostname and reverse (A and PTR) records for a hostname on my internal network, using a Bind DNS server. For some reason, i can both dig and nslookup this new ...
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Why doesn't my VPN work with my new Mac?

I used Migration Assistant / Setup Assistant to copy everything from an old Mac to a new one, both running 10.8.4. My VPN connection uses the built-in OpenVPN client, via the Network pane in System ...
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How can I take custom printer settings from one computer and transfer them to others on the network?

I have a new printer on the network with four paper trays. If I set custom print settings on one computer. How can I transfer these setting to other computers?
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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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How to setup a ssh tunnel that works with P2P and filtered http from OS X to a linux machine over SSH?

I do have a linux machine (Ubuntu) which has no filters and a client machine which is behind a firewall that have even web traffic filtering. I can properly establish SSH connections from the client ...
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Which Ports are open by Default on iPad 2 (iOS 6)?

I have a Question: Which Ports should be open on iPad 2 by default? Because on a port scan, my iPad shows some completely irrelevant ports open (ex. IIS on port 1027)!
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How can I diagnose intermittent network failures from my MacBook?

I've been having a persistent problem where my 2011 MacBook Air abruptly loses its network connection for 30-60 seconds before regaining it without action on my part. This doesn't seem to be a ...
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How can I remedy a multiple AirPort network where each base station tends to end up isolated from the rest?

I live in a wide house, so I have an Airport extreme, an Airport express and a TimeCapsule setting up a free roaming network. I used to have the Airport Express working as a master central router for ...
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How to connect to modem setup as bridge through Airport Extreme?

I've recently been assigned a static IP by my ISP provider (Sonic.net). My previous setting was with the modem configured to connect using static IP and the Airport Extreme as a bridge. NAT and DHCP ...
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AirPort Extreme: slow upload via ethernet, but fast via wireless

I have a new dual-band AirPort Extreme base station (v7.6.1). I've used it to create a wireless network, and I also connect my Mac Pro (Early 2009, running 10.8.2) via ethernet. When I run a speed ...
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Reserve a static IP address on an older Airport Extreme base station

I'm trying to give my server a static IP address (it's connected directly to the base station) but it's an old base station, (Airport Extreme 802.11g) so there's no obvious way to reserve an IP ...
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Are there any security vulnerabilities that would allow an attacker to change the admin password?

A good friend of mine woke up one day to discover that someone had changed the admin password on his mac. It seems the same attacker also broke into his Yahoo email. Assuming he was on an unsecured ...
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Windows 8 RP says no network adapter found under boot camp in the new Retina MBP. Can anyone help me get the driver for the network adapter?

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6008/windows-8-on-the-retina-display-macbook-pro "The problem is Apple doesn't provide a Boot Camp driver set for the Retina MacBook Pro yet. I had to use the Broadcom ...
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App or process to show Youtube videos offline without a computer?

I'm trying to avoid having to sync my iOS devices with a computer for any reason, but so far haven't been able to come up with a way to find a youtube video and cache it locally so when I leave an ...
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How best to share a Mac-connected printer with Windows 7 PCs on a workgroup network?

I've currently got an old but decent non-network-capable laser printer connected to one of my Windows 7 PC's, and shared over the network (a plain Windows workgroup.) Other PCs in the house, my Mac ...