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Ping command works in Network utility but not in terminal

I am on os x 10.9.4 If I ping google from the network utility I get 0% packet loss. But if I try to ping google from the terminal with ping www.google.com I get 100% packet loss. System Preferences ...
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transfer label from afp to smb

Is a possibility known to transfer label from afp to smb (Server files/directorys)? When changing from afp to smb all tags are disabled. Does anyone have a script? I've found on the subject: ...
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Monitor Internet traffic flowing via my MacBook?

My MacBook is connected to an Internet cable and meanwhile sharing the Internet connection with other devices over Wi-Fi. That is, my MacBook serves as a router, which broadcasts Wi-Fi signals. Since ...
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From the command line, how do I tell if a particular VPN connection is up?

Suppose that I have multiple VPN connections configured in System Preferences/Network. How do I tell if a particular one (identified by the service name in System Preferences/Network) is up, on the ...
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How do I set a specific system setting using a script or a profile? System Preferences/Networks/WiFi/Require authorisation to turn wifi on/off

I'm hoping someone can help. I work for a college, I manage about 80 Macs and we've had a problem recently where students are turning WiFi on or off on the Macs that they're logging on to. This is bad ...
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Is there a recipe for creating a locked-down ftp user role account?

I would like to set up an account on several Macs that can be used to send files to them via FTP. Specifically, I have a multifunction network printer whose scan function can FTP a scanned document to ...
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Using AirPrint printer on a public Wi-Fi

If I'm at a dorm and the only available Wi-Fi is through a public network such as a University's Wi-Fi, how can I prevent others from printing to my AirPrint enabled printer? I would like to be able ...
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Network OK but no Internet connection. Can this be faulty hardware?

Since a few days ago, my 2011 Macbook Air running Mavericks 10.9.2 stopped connecting to our TimeCapsule wifi. Other Apple and non-Apple devices connect fine so I've ruled out a router problem ...
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Apple Remote for iPhone won't discover iTunes library without network gateway to internet enabled

This may be a networking question as much as an Apple-specific question; however it's directly related to configuration / behaviour of Apple Remote, so hoping to find an answer here. My goal: Build a ...
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How can I add a ipfw forward rule to little snitch?

I use the following rules to connect to my nginx server on a vagrant machine: sudo ipfw add 100 fwd 127.0.0.1,8080 tcp from any to me 80 sudo ipfw add 100 fwd 127.0.0.1,8090 tcp from any to me 443 ...
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How is the Apple Watch connected to the Internet?

The Apple Watch uses the Internet for a lot of things : Siri answers, sending messages... But how is the Apple Watch connected to the Internet ? I have searched a bit, to no avail. This information ...
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OS X network service order doesn't stick

Under System Preferences -> Network -> Set Service Order... (OS X 10.9.4) I changed the order for the configured network services to my desires. However, every time my 3G modem connects to the ...
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How can unauthorized movie purchases be made on my 1st generation Apple TV?

In the last 6 months, two movies have shown up as purchased on my 1st Generation Apple TV, but neither I nor my wife have purchased them. The first time this happened, I thought perhaps it had been ...
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Where is the “Send all traffic over VPN connection” setting in OSX 10.9 Mavericks?

I'm attempting to change the settings of a Cisco IPSec VPN connection which was set up through OSX's built in VPN client in system preferences. The VPN functions as expected, allowing me to access ...
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Bad load balancing of network traffic between processes

I just switched from Linux to OS X by getting a MacBook Pro. A very annoying problem with OS X is that if I download something from e.g. my ISP's CDN, which can max out the connection, I will loose ...
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OS X is endlessly changing my computer network name [closed]

While my notebook is connecting to Wi-Fi, OS X (Yosemite in my case but I don't think it is related) is endlessly changing my hostname: When I am offline it doesn't stop at all. I have noticed ...
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OSX 10.9 insist on connecting with WIFI despite also having an ethernet connection

OS X 10.9.4 (13E28) Having 2 type of connections available USB/ethernet and WIFI I want to connect both of them because I want to connect to different devices (which don't support that kind of ...
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Configure HTTPS proxy on iPad

I have a secure login page on my localhost. In my network settings on the iPad I can only change HTTP proxy setting to access insecure pages in localhost. I have configured it this way: Server: ...
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Connecting iphone to internet from laptop with wire

I have an iphone 4s and I don't have a sim or a data card in it so I don't have 3G or other type of connection and the wifi module is broken so I can't connect to internet. I am using a Windows 7 ...
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Configure to Select DNS based on Domain

At my office, I have a hardware VPN with a split tunnel that routes all my traffic either to the public internet or to the other office, depending on IP address. However, to resolve the intranet ...
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How to search for evidence of Camfecting (webcam hacking) on MB?

I'm worried about camfecting (webcam hacking). The built-in camera light on my macbook (running OSX) is not on, but it isn't hard wired so that doesn't say a lot. I've ran a virus scan but no signs. ...
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Share internet connection over wifi when the normal way doesn't work

I just tried to set up Internet Sharing of my Ethernet connection to wifi by following the instructions in this answer. The network appeared only very briefly, one time, in the list of networks ...
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Use “options ndots:2” in global DNS resolver

Until yesterday, I regularly ssh'd into my servers that have names like "server.prod.example.com" as "server.prod" and it worked fine. (Actually, this required getting mDNSResponder to start with the ...
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Establish VPN Connection with Cisco RV220W w/o 3rd Party Software

I'm trying to set up and establish a VPN connection between my MacBook Air and the Cisco RV220W in my office. The IPsec setup is extremely confusing and the built in client in OS X is pretty straight ...
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Which DNS server is actually being used? [duplicate]

How can I find out which DNS server is actually being used for domain name queries? I am trying to find out whether DNS queries go through my organization's VPN. I need to know this to have an idea ...
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Why do I need to “bypass” 169.254/16?

In my MacBook's networking proxy settings I have "169.254/16" among the list of domains for which to bypass proxy settings: What purpose does this serve and why do I need it? Can I get rid of it?
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Data toll tripled from Android to IOS, no changes in usage habits. How to troubleshoot? Possibly redirect and sniff (tips on how)?

So I've just bought my iPhone 5s with iOS 7.1.2, moving from Android. I've noticed that my data toll has more than tripled (from around 300MB to 1.1GB monthly) without significant changes in my usage ...
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Why does Airdrop on OS X only work in close proximity?

We're all connected to the same WiFi but other computers only show up in the Finder when they are close by. According to this Mac Basics article, you need to have Wi-Fi turned on select AirDrop in ...
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Why is my ac wifi signal weaker than my b/g/n; does it matter?

I have a new AirPort Extreme and a mid-2014 MacBook Pro. Both devices are 802.11ac but (according to iStumbler) my ac signal is weaker than my b/g/n signal (no matter where I move my antenna). Why ...
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Keep iTunes library in sync on OS X and Boot Camp (Windows 8)?

Is it possible for me to keep my iTunes libraries in sync with each other on OS X and Windows if so how? My iTunes library is stored on a network share made available via AFP and SMB. Is it possible ...
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iPad connects to Wifi but not to Internet

I am trying to connect my iPad to the Internet without success.I am able to connect to the Wifi network but not to the Internet from there. This router (let's call it WIFI A) I am connecting to is ...
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iMac wireless speed drops precipitously after extended time away

I had a correct connection to the Internet: But as of a few days ago, whenever I come back to my computer after a while and jiggle the mouse to turn off the screensaver, my internet speed plummets: ...
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Troubleshooting DNS

I'm having a weird problem where the system-wide DNS resolution doesn't work, but I don't know how I could fix that, or even find a log (coming from Linux). I manually configured 8.8.8.8, 8.8.4.4 as ...
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Adding 'OSX Server Account' from outside

I've set up an OS X Server, and I'm now trying to make its services available from outside my local network. From inside the LAN, the iCal service works fine when I add an 'OS X Server Account' via ...
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Opening Firewall ports on Mac OS X 10.9

I am attempting to open only a defined Firewall port on Mac OS X 10.9, for istance 1000 TCP. I know that Mac OS provides two different types of firewall: ALP and PF/IPFW. ALP allows only to control ...
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Using Time Capsule to extend a BT HomeHub

I currently have a Time Capsule (5th generation mid-2013 tall one) and use it as my only WiFi and back up to it. I am moving house and will be getting BT Infinity (Fibre), so I will get a BT HomeHub ...
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How can Back To My Mac even work without a router supporting NAT-PMP or UPnP? [duplicate]

An Apple knowledge base article says that "Back to My Mac may be slow because NAT Port Mapping (NAT-PMP) is turned off on your base station". This seems to indicate Back To My Mac can work even in ...
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Why can Back To My Mac be slow without a router supporting UPnP or NAT-PMP? [duplicate]

An Apple knowledge base article says that "Back to My Mac may be slow because NAT Port Mapping (NAT-PMP) is turned off on your base station". What is the technical explanation on the IP networking ...
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Back To My Mac access through router without UPnP or NAT-PMP support?

Will having a router at one end, but not the other, supporting UPnP or NAT-PMP be enough to initiate Back To My Mac connections in both directions? That is, also in the direction of a computer behind ...
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Macbook loses network connection when connecting external display

In the image below you can see the mtr output while connecting the screen, the red part is where the monitor is connected. The monitor works just fine and has no problems with other computers, it's ...
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Bonjour (Printing service) run on Sleep

I currently use Bonjour for my home wireless printing. It works flawlessly, but I have one gripe with software. If my iMac (pc connected to the printer) goes to sleep, the wireless print stops. Is ...
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Safari not loading pages, other browsers doing fine

I have an issue many seem to have: Safari 7.0.5 (and now 7.0.6) hangs when loading web pages whereas other browsers (Chrome, Firefox) work just fine. I've ran my tests on WiFi with two different ...
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Why does mounting an nfs share from linux require the use of a privileged port?

I export a directory on a linux box and I can mount it from another linux box using # mount -t nfs kurush:/media/lynk /mnt/kurush/ The same command fails on Mac OS X: $ sudo mount -t nfs ...
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Mac OSX 10.9.4 file Write Access Error on Network on various Applications

I am working on a corporate network. I use a Mac running OSX 10.9.4. Recently I have started to get the following error message when trying to write to a windows share running on an smb:// share. If ...
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OSX Mavericks - How to respond to DHCP Option-26 - currently ignored

I have edited the appropriate file to get DHCP option-26 requested, and sent back from the DHCP server. I have confirmed this with tcpdump on udp port 67. Problem is that OSX is not using the ...
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OSX Mavericks - Enabling Custom DHCP Options

I am using a new MAC running OSX Mavericks with a solaris ISC DHCPD server. I have setup some additional options on the DHCPD server but it is my understanding that most DHCP clients don't request ...
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How to set up Time Capsule in wireless bridge mode?

I can't find any clear, step-by-step instructions on how to set up a Time Capsule in wireless bridge mode. Eg, how to disable its routing functions and set it up as a switch/repeater connected ...
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What does this Wifi trend by iStumbler mean?

Can anyone interpret what this graph is telling me ? It was created using iStumbler. My wifi connection is really bad and it keeps dropping (still connected to wifi but no connection to the internet). ...
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Connecting my Time Capsule to an Existing Network

I will be living in a basement apartment without physical access to the router and only wireless internet access. I am trying to figure out a way (any way!) to use my Time Capsule, but it seems to be ...
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OS X server VPN and internet access

First post here. So I have an OS X server 10.6.8 install on a mac mini. It has both an internal and external ip address, but they are both on the same adapter. I have set up the vpn service in OS X ...