Questions about configuring, troubleshooting or using connections that one device uses to talk to another.

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Use the Airdrop network to access a computer?

I'm using airdrop to transfer files and stuff to another macbook. Looking at the output of ifconfig, I can see that airdrop creates a VNIC to communicate with the other computer. Is there a way I ...
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How to have multiple (wireless) network profiles?

is the following scenario possible in Mac OSX? I want to assign specific TCP/IP configurations for different wireless networks that I connect to, and I want the system to remember the settings. For ...
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What applications would be expected to setup a network interface “stf0” and “gif0”

I've recently noticed that I have the following network interfaces setup on my mac: Ethernet Airport Firewire vmnet1 vmnet8 gif0 stf0 Obviously Ethernet, Airport, and Firewire are enabled by ...
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iPads in the corporate world

Is anyone using an iPad in the corporate world? If you are: Is it better than carrying around a laptop, and if so, how? Do iPads connect to networks like notebooks do? Can I remote into my Windows ...
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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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Mac Mavericks 10.9 DNS problem with specific addresses

A number of network addresses appear to be unreachable from my computer (Mac Mavericks, 10.9.2). For example I do not see any images on wikipedia. Today's featured article does not show the image ...
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How to connect to an already open Terminal session on another Mac

I am running Mac OS X 10.7 on a MBP and OS X 10.8 on a Mac Mini. I can connect to the Mini via ssh without any issues. I am running GNS3 (Network simulation) on the Mini and have configured it so that ...
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Network share permissions problems in Mountain Lion

After upgrading to Mountain Lion, I have experienced some weird problems with network share permissions. This network share is a Windows server which I login to like so: ...
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How to access USB External Drive on iMac from Macbook Pro?

I have an iMac with an external USB 1TB harddrive, running Mountain Lion. Under File Sharing I have added this external drive to my list of "Shared Folders". I have a MacBook Pro also running ...
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Browsing to a nested subdomain resolves wrong page

Our corporate network has some web applications hosted in a nested subdomain hierarchy. A "subdomain's subdomain", as you will. For example: Root-> http://*.mydomain.com (resolves to: 192.2.2.200) ...
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Can my Time Capsule assign an IP address based on client's MAC address?

I need for the machines in my LAN to have static (by which I mean constant) private IP addresses. Is it possible to configure the Time Capsule to assign IP address based on MAC address, so the hosts ...
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NFS, AFP, SMB… Advantages and drawbacks on a Mac OS system

Struggling to fix several issues since I switched to Lion (see here and there), I came across several ways of connecting network shares to my MBP: NFS, AFP, SMB, CIFS (maybe others). What are the ...
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Saving online videos (e.g. YouTube) and moving them to iPad for later offline viewing?

I am looking for a solution that would allow me to save online videos, especially YouTube, to the iPad for later offline viewing.
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Disable network device for specified period of time

Recently I converted an old MacBook into a server, running OS X 10.6.8 (the normal, non-server edition). I use it as my VPN server, my bittorrent rsync server, web server, ssh server and so forth. ...
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Mobile account, syncing certain files

Under mobile account preferences I have selected "Home folder". What exactly is the home folder and how can I find out where mine is? What else does it include, for example does it include the folder ...
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Unable to access SimpleHTTPServer with ip

I created a python http server with python -m SimpleHTTPServer 5555 I can access it using http://localhost:5555 but not using http://my-macbook-ip:5555 from a different machine. I'm on Mavericks ...
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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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Prevent data on unsecured wireless, until VPN is connected [duplicate]

There's a lot of good advice around about avoiding connecting to unsecured wireless networks, and using a VPN (for all traffic) if you absolutely must use one. What seems to be missing from this ...
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Using Back To My Mac to access other computers on my home network remotely

Is it possible to get non-mac machines, particularly, freebsd to be registered as file shares in back to my mac? I can currently use btmm to access macs on my home network remotely, but I am hoping ...
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Cannot Save/Edit to Mac Share Using Mountain Lion

The problem: Under Mountain Lion (10.8.3) I cannot create new files or save changes to a particular share, which is running Lion (10.7). I can connect to the shared Mac on my local network (in a ...
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Routing all traffic except a few IP-ranges though default gateway in Mountain Lion

I am using VPN (Cisco IPSec) through the default Mountain Lion network preferences. In Lion (and also in Snow Leopard), I did the following to change the routing back to using my default gateway for ...
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Proxy username and password not remembered in system preferences

I am trying to set a username and password for my http proxy in the network panel in system preferences, I select the "Proxy server requires password" checkbox, enter a username and password and click ...
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networksetup -connectpppoeservice “VPN” does not work anymore on Yosemite

I have some bash scripts to connect my VPN but since Yosemite was installed they doesn't work anymore. I tested directly on Terminal with and without sudo: networksetup -connectpppoeservice "VPN" ...
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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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How to get max speed as FTP server?

We need to allow our clients to download files from our office via FTP. We have FIOS which SpeedTest shows as giving us >90mbps downstream, and >70mbps upstream. We've tried FreeNAS; FTP speeds are ...
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finding all directories with whitespace at the end of name

I have a client who I'm switching to SMB to connect to a network drive, but we have an issue with users not being able to see certain directories over SMB, but they can see it using AFP although, ...
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Hosting a NTFS drive share from Mavericks to Windows 8

I have a media server that runs on Mac, and because of this, my drive (which is NTFS) is hosted on the Mac. However, all of my media management is done on my Windows 8 PC that connects to the NTFS ...
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How does Airplay from iCloud actually work?

Airplay from iCloud is part of the newest Apple TV update however I don't understand how it is supposed to work. Should I see a new option on my device when I'm airplaying something from it? This is ...
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Why can I no longer get an internet connection when using my old Macbook and AirPort Express?

Up until recently I was using my 2007 MacBook perfectly fine with my old AirPort Express. A few days ago I purchased a used mid-2010 iMac which is now running OS X 10.8.3 (something I'm still not too ...
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How do I remotely wake my Mac over Wi-Fi?

I am running a server on my Mac mini at home (using the OS X Server app). I would like to access my home network using it's VPN server, but I understand that I can only do this while it's awake. I ...
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Selectively route VPN traffic - how do I determine subnet value?

I'm trying to route just specific traffic (a specific domain) on my Mac over my company VPN. This seems to be the most recommended way to do it, Create the file /etc/ppp/ip-up with following ...