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“Accept incoming network connections” issue

Due to some graphic and/or code based changes, within programs like Dropbox, iTunes, jDownloader etc. (but mostly Java-based applications), the built-in firewall keeps asking for verification. ...
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Trouble browsing Windows network printers from Mac

In the "Add Printer" dialog Windows section, there are no printers showing up, even though there are several in the office. I think this might be because my Mac is not "logged onto" the Windows ...
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How should I use VPN on a Mac to prevent compromise before the VPN starts?

As most experienced users will have heard, using a Mac in a public untrusted Wi-Fi can be potentially harmful. A tool like Firesheep1 has made it very easy to intercept unencrypted communication. ...
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Time Capsule Interface List

Per my other question on monitoring network throughput, I now have a series of graphs, some of which are distinctly non-obvious as to what they are. Is there documentation on what every interface on ...
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How can I force Mac OS X 10.9 to see the ethernet port of my hub (Asix AX88179)?

I already downloaded (and installed !) the latest file from ASIX.com, which is the latest to this day, but System Information does not list the port as being available when I connect the USB 3 Hub ...
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Permanently mapping a network drive on MacBook Pro?

THE QUESTIONS: How can I make my MacBook Pro automatically mount a network share when it wakes up? How can I make sure that when it is mounted it is mapped to the same path (/Volumes...) MY SETUP: ...
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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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Network Link Conditioner not working

I am a web developer and I recently found out about Network Link Conditioner, but I can't get it to work. It appears to be working, but when I load anything in a browser, the speed is not changed, ...
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A Mac OS X VPN client that can import a .VPN file

I have a .vpn file that I use on Windows with the Shrew Soft VPN Client that has the connection details (excluding the username and password). Is there an equivalent client for Mac OS X that will ...
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How to fix very slow server performance on OS X Lion?

I have a 2008 Mac Pro (MacPro3.1 -- dual 3 GHz quad-core Xeon, 6GB memory) running Lion (10.7.3) that I'm using for as a server for a business (files, print, media, etc.) as well as a development ...
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Solution for Airprint with a router that is not Bonjour compatible

I'm trying to troubleshoot remotely for my mother and her iPad. I sent her a Canon Airprint-compatible printer which is visible/usable on her wireless network by a desktop PC and a netbook, but not ...
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Internet Sharing failing on Mac OS X Lion Server

Before I upgraded to Lion Server, I was running 10.7.1 I setup Internet Sharing in the preferences (Share from Ethernet 1 to Ethernet 2). After the upgrade, sharing doesn't work unless I take the ...
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Resources for a Mac-only office

What are some good resources about running a small office (25 or so computers) with Mac computers only (though perhaps with a Windows or Linux/Unix file server)? In other words, what information and ...
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How to increase the amount of time the wifi waits before timing out a connection?

I'm currently traveling abroad. Sometimes when connecting to a very old or a heavily used router, the connection will timeout after 2-3 seconds. I think some of these routers just need more time to ...
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How to add some additional DNS search domains without ignoring the DHCP ones?

I just want to add my own list of Search Domains but without overriding the ones returned by the DHCP? As anyone would imagine I already tried to add them to Network > Advanced > DNS but adding them ...
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Lion Server DHCP randomly loses settings and reverts to defaults

I’ve been trying to set up Lion Server on a Mac Pro with it acting as the router/gateway/firewall/DNS/NAT and DHCP. I’ve been trying to setup an internal-only network named mycompany.something. After ...
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Is there a way to configure Mac OS X Snow Leopard server as an Internet gateway with bandwidth tracking per user?

I'd like to use Mac OS X 10.6.7 Snow Leopard Server as an Internet gateway. My router would connect to the Internet facing NIC on my Mac Mini server and the internal NIC would connect to a WiFi ...
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What OS X signal strength test apps exist to measure Wi-Fi networking?

Is there a way I can get more details on the strength of my Wi-Fi signal? I'm looking for either an app I can download or a system command that I can run in terminal that will expose the noise of ...
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Does OS X have a builtin DHCPv6 client?

Upon testing a within a standalone network with just a DHCPv6 server on it and several client computers with different operating systems, OS X 10.7.4 fails to automatically obtain an IPv6 address from ...
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Can an iOS device be backed up to Google Drive?

I just found out today that Google is opening a cloud storage engine (a potential competitor to iCloud) called Google Drive, and I was wondering if there might be some way to backup your iOS device to ...
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Selecting a default wi-fi connection

I have multiple wifi connections in my campus (XYZ-Open, XYZ-Secure and XYZ-Guest) where XYZ-Secure is a secure connection and asks for authentication. Students use the secure connection which has a ...
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Find gateway address and netmask?

I come from the land of windows, where the ipconfig command shows four important pieces of information: IP address, netmask, gateway address, and MAC address. However, on a Mac, ifconfig only shows ...
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Neighbor's Airport Extreme extending my wireless network?

I noticed a new machine on my network -- it's my next-door neighbor's Airport Extreme! My network is set up with a WPA2 Personal password, and I don't believe that he's cracking passwords to steal ...
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Gray file in finder

Is there any way to force Finder to refresh its in-use information for gray (inaccessible) files? Details: I move infrequently used files from my Mac (OS/X 10.6) to a Windows server 2008 file ...
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Automatically assign DNS

How do I ensure that the DNS is being set by the network? On Windows I would check here and make sure that Obtain DNS server address automatically was selected:
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Given its IP, how can I find out the name of a Windows PC on my network?

I'd like to find out the computer name of a Windows PC (like the name shown in the 'Shares' section of the Finder, e.g. bill-pc) given only its IP address. nslookup doesn't do the trick. I'm also ...
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How does the defaults domain ‘Network’ work? (/Network/Library/Preferences/)

How does the Network preference/defaults domain work on Mac OS? I see it referenced in a lot of Apple documentation, but I don’t understand this particular preference domain. I get the user defaults ...
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Can I move my iTunes library to a network drive?

The question title pretty much says it all. I'd like to be able to free up space on my iMac G5's hard drive. I had considered upgrading the drive, but moving it off the Mac seems like it'd be a better ...
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Ping on Mavericks on late 2013 MacBook Pro slow and variable compared to Windows

I had a couple of issues connecting to an SMB share last night so started using ping to test connectivity. At that point I noticed the ping was very slow and variable - my Windows laptop shows ...
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get a notification when my machine is pinged

I'd like to be able to be notified in any way (sound, notification, growl, etc) when someone pings my machine. Is that possible?
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What does this bogus route (0&0x68 c8.c8.c8.c8…) mean in my routing table?

This is fresh after a reboot, on a wireless network which is known to be a little flaky. The first line is unlike anything I've seen before: $ netstat -rn Routing tables Internet: Destination ...
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How to disable startup connection to a 'dead' server?

My mac (OsX 10.7) try to connect to a disabled server at startup. How to remove /delete this auto connection (that fail each time) ? Thanks
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How do you set the TCP congestion control algorithm on OS X?

I would like to set the TCP congestion control algorithm to Westwood+. Is this possible in OS X?
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how to use ipad to access webserver on macbook air

my webserver software is nginx which runs very well on macbook air using mac os x 10.7.5 when i go to http://myapp.localhost on my macbook air, i can access my website perfectly which is running on ...
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How do you cancel an automatic connection to a once joined wi-fi network on 10.7.4?

I wish to no longer log on automatically to a wi-fi network that I once logged on to access the internet. I have tried everything in the advanced tab of the Network preference panel to no avail: the ...
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What is the fastest connection between two MacBooks

What is the fastest way to connect two MacBooks? In my case I want to connect an MacBook Air (2011) with a Retina MacBookPro and use Screen Sharing. Options I'm thinking of: Thunderbolt/Ethernet ...
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Why doesn't my Macbook detect network after sleep?

every time that my 2007 macbook with lion goes to sleep, either manually (closing the lid) or timing out, i have to restart my computer to connect to the wireless network. It fails to detect any ...
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How to trick Mozy into thinking network share is local USB disk?

Mozy does not support networked mounted drives, but does support USB drives. I don't want to disconnect a drive I have on my linux server just to do the mozy backups, so can anyone think of a way I ...
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Questions about how Internet Sharing works

A simple checkbox and a menu allow you to share your internet connection (no matter which interface you get it on) with any other interface (theoretically). But, the guts of this is a little ...
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Application to notify user of active VNC connection

I want something more visual than Apple’s very subtle binoculars in the top right status menu when there is an active incoming VNC connection to the machine. Preferably just a floating window ...
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Speeding up and improving directory listing from windows Servers?

When I connect to windows servers (called PC-servers in OS X) getting the list of files in a directory is really slow (20-30s) in comparison to using a windows machine (<1s). Sometimes the files in ...
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How do I prevent OS X 10.8 from autoconnecting to a specific wireless network?

I have two wireless networks at home. I want my Mac to autoconnect to one of them, but not the other. However, I do not want to remove the other network from my preferred list, since I want to keep ...
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Unkown process listening at port 8080

The problem: something is listening on port 8080 If I load the page with Safari I get a blank page (page is white but "Develop → Show Page Source" is greyed out) If I telnet to port 8080 I get ...
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How does Back To My Mac work without UPnP or NAT-PMP?

Back To My Mac (BTMM) used to require UPnP or NAT-PMP on your router to work, but at some point this changed and it can work (albeit slowly) without those. BTMM (usually?) works by setting up an ...
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Network switching issues with MacOS 10.7?

I'm having a weird problem and hope somebody can tip me, what way should I dig to. I'm using MacBookPro with Lion 10.7.3 both at my working place & at home. At working place, we have a ...
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Third party Skydrive client for Mac

Are there any third-party programs for Microsoft Skydrive (but for Mac)? Skydrive offers 25GB of free cloud storage. There is a third-party app for windows that can access Skydrive.
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Prevent Bonjour Announcements Over OpenVPN

We have an OpenVPN server at work, which I use frequently to access private work resources. When I do, the "Shared" listed in Finder populates with all the automatically announced servers/resources at ...
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AirPort Express and Extreme Wi-Fi strength comparison

I'm about to buy an AirPort model but I'm not sure if there is any difference in terms of signal strength and range. There have been comparisons between these two models in the past but I don't think ...
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How would I prepend 127.0.0.1 as a nameserver all the time

I do web development and I would like to have dnsmasq running and handing my local dns requests. However I work in a lot of different networking scenarios and I need to DHCP updating my networking ...
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Sharing Mac hard drive over the Internet to a PC

Similar question to this, but my other computer is a PC. (PC seeing external hard drive from the Mac over the Internet.) My external is formatted exFAT. Neither the Mac nor the PC have issues using ...