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Can I create a share on a Windows Server Domain Controller for anonymous Mac OS access?

I'd like to have a share on a Windows Server Domain Controller (2012 R2) with Mac software for folks on my company to install from. Not everyone who will have access to this share will have a domain ...
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OSX slow netwerk setup after sleep when wired (wireless is fast)?

When my mapro6,1 awakes from sleep it takes like 20-30 seconds before the network (and therefor Internet) is working, when i use WiFi its almost instant. Any ideas? Thanks!
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DNS Lookup Failure on Terminal Only (Mavericks)

I recently did a clean install of Mavericks, and ever since I have, I've been having intermittent DNS lookup failures on the terminal only. Browsers work fine (Chrome, Safari). But nothing works ...
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Mail.app refuses to set accounts online

This started happening recently (not sure if it was since the last Mavericks update but I think so). I have two IMAP accounts and one SMTP account. Mail.app seems to get stuck in offline mode if ...
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My macbook pro stopped detecting my wireless router (NetGear DG834G)

My macbook pro has just stopped detecting my wireless router! The model of the router is NetGear DG834G. The problem is that everyone else in the house has no problem connecting with the network with ...
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Setting up a private network with macs

I want to run 12 imacs through a network. And also have wifi available for people to use their own devices. At the moment I have the modem connected to the VPN box, then the vpn box connected to the ...
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How do I view files via LAN on both PC, Android and iPad devices?

I'm a PCer from way back. Now I have an iPad 2, and 2 PCs w/Windows 8, 1 w/XP. I want to view files on my PCs from my IPad? The only answer I have heard is to buy a new Kindle or other PCish device!. ...
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Extending a Time Capsule network with an AirPort Express connected by ethernet cable?

I'd like to extend my home wireless network to a location that is too far away for wireless to reach. My plan was to do this by running a 100m/328' length of Cat6a cable from my Time Capsule to an ...
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Issues Setting Up Airport Express to Extend Network

I have tried to set up my WLAN with the following topology: Cable modem providing Internet connectivity Airport Extreme as the primary access point Airport Express as a repeater (to extend my ...
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OS X, connection drop downs, socket closed prematurely, mDNS

I have big problem with my OS X Mavericks Wi-Fi connection. I have tried calling my ISP (now we have stronger AP antenna), NVRAM reset, OS X reinstall, run own DNS local with dnsmasq, manually set IP ...
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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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'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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Is it possible to use a proxy with a 3G connection on an iPhone?

I'm currently using a proxy over Wi-Fi connections on my iPhone 4S, but there doesn't seem to be an option to apply it to 3G connections. I tried configuring a configuration profile with iPhone ...
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No WiFi to Ethernet sharing on Mavericks

I have OS X 10.9.3 installed on my MBP and I have an internet router with OpenWRT installed. In order to install some packets, I need Internet access for it. I start Internet Sharing sharing WiFi to ...
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.DS_Store creation disabled on network shares, but I want them enabled for a specific share

I use my Mac in a corporate Windows environment all the time, and have it set so that it doesn't drop .DS_Store turds all over the network. I used the following well-known terminal command to disable ...
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I have to turn off and on my WiFi every hour or so. What's wrong?

In my home network, my Apple TV, iPad, and Macbook Air all have the same problem. The WiFi network works fine, but after about an hour or less, the Wifi stops working. Things just hang when I try to ...
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Port Forwarding to VM with built-in pfctl

I try to port forward specific ports ( 8000 for example ) from my Router to my Server and then to my VM which actually uses this port. Currently I'm tunneling the traffic through ssh-connections ...
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OS X Server network sync issues

I've been running an Open Directory environment for over a year now, and this issue has never, ever stopped plaguing my network. Users constantly have syncing errors, seemingly due to permissions ...
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DHCP and DNS fail to work in Mac OS X 10.8.2, still work in recovery mode

I've been most unfortunate to see my mid-2012 Macbook Air 11" running Mac OS X 10.8.2 stop properly receiving DHCP leases AND resolving DNS names to IPs. I know, there is 10.8.5, and Mavericks that ...
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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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How to fix Lion Server “webmail connection to imap server failed”?

Lion Server webmail is giving 'Connection to imap server failed' using the same user name and password, while sending and receiving mail works from Mail.app. This Lion Server: runs 10.7.5 is ...
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VPN issues Cisco IPSec Mavericks 10.9.3

This is my first post here on AskDifferent. I have a user who can not connect to the VPN on his Mac. It is a MBP 11,1 with a Core i5 2.4GHz 8gb of memory running OS X 10.9.3 . I have had him create a ...
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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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AirPort Extreme Refusing Internet Connection to Windows Clients

I have an AirPort Extreme (3rd generation) acting as the router in the house. Unlike the Actiontec router that it replaced, Windows 7 (but not XP) computers connected to the LAN in various ways, ...
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ssh without Safari streaming: “Write failed: Broken pipe”

I use the standard ssh binary on OS X 10.9 on a mid-2013 MacBook Air 11". It looks like OS X goes into some kind of sleep mode all the time, and when I wake it up a dozen of minutes afterwards, I ...
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How to choose which connection to use for SSH

I have an ethernet connection which is restricted for a lot of ports (the most annyoing is port 22 -ssh- ). I now have a Wifi connection which is unrestricted. I want to tell to my mac, each time i ...
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MacBook cannot connect to non-SSL websites

I have the late 2013 MBP 15″ with Retina and recently I've been unable to connect to websites not using SSL with either Firefox or Safari. This includes other applications that use HTTP such as the ...
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How to share my ethernet connection via WiFi reliably?

I have setup my macbook running latest Mavericks to be a WiFi hotspot but it is very very flaky. just I need to turn it off/on multiple times to get it working. and now it's not working at all. ...
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Pool Multiple Hard Drives in ONE Network Share

I've researched for a few days now and could not get any result. Maybe there is a good Tipp for Mac I have overseen. What I want to do (in a nutshell) is to create a Virtual Folder, that contains all ...
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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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How do I know the IP addresses of other computers in my network?

Say that I have two computers connected to the same network. I know that from computer1 and file sharing enabled I can snoop around inside computer2. But say that there is something interesting on ...
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How to find devices on my local network through their IP address

I have a local network powered by a Time Capsule, and connected to 4 or 5 macs. There are other devices on the network too. (Printers, IP Cameras, etc). Is there a way to list the devices on the local ...
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Multiple macs self-assigned IP on ethernet (wifi okay though)

I have a small CAT-6 ethernet network featuring a Cisco 18-port switch and an Asus router acting as DHCP server. Various devices connected to the switch (e.g. printer, NAS) connect to the DHCP server ...
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bandwidth shaper or bandwidth controller App for Mac OS X

I'm looking for a bandwidth/packet throttle/shaper program with the following features: Similar to Windows-based Netlimiter. GUI based and not terminal or command line. Shows list of all ...
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Lync and automatic reconnect

I am using Microsoft Lync (14.0.8) with Mavericks (10.9.3) on a laptop. When my IP address changes Lync does not reconnect automatically. From time to time I see a big red X icon in the dock but in ...
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iPhone Wi-Fi could not connect

I was just using my iPhone when it suddenly disconnected from Wifi. I went into the Settings app, I tapped on "Wi-Fi" and it froze there (only the app was frozen, I could still close it). So I closed ...
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Accessing virtualbox host system

I have VirtualBox installed on my Mac (MacOSX 10.9.3). I have downloaded a CentOS appliance. Virtual machine networking is configured as "Bridged" but the guest operating system does not receive IP ...
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Why is Safari ignoring my /etc/hosts file?

I added some domains to block (127.0.0.1 mydomain.com) to my /etc/hosts file and for some reason, Safari seems to be ignoring them. I have tried disabling Safari extensions, clearing the cache (sudo ...
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How can I use Terminal to monitor a network interfaces total traffic in Mb

I would like to use the terminal to monitor the network traffic on a given interface, with a view to providing alerts when certain cumulative totals have been exceeded. The script needs to gain ...
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When I tether a MacBook Pro to an iPhone/iPad, how can I restrict what apps use it?

I want to prevent Dropbox, Skydrive/OneDrive, and Google drive from syncing (for example) when my laptop is connected to my phone. In other words I'd only like to sync email, use VPN, and permit ...
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How to stop assignment of numbers to hostnames?

My devices, including airport stations, keep being assigned a number following their name (i.e. "ATV (3)"). I was hoping Mavericks would fix it but it did not. Is this fixable, please?
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How to forward domain.tld:80 to localhost with port (localhost:xxxx) across ssh via `pfctl`?

I have a remote server port piped to my localhost through such that I can hit localhost:18080 (for example) to visit the remote server through a gateway (in my case to skip around a workstation VPN). ...
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Set DSCP/TOS IPv4 header for certain packets

I'm trying to set the value of the DSCP/TOS field for certain outgoing packets (for example all ACK packets) for all applications. I've looked through the pfctl/pfconf.org and ipfw docs/manpages but ...
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Launchd Multicast Socket Listener

I'm not sure if I've just missed some documentation or not, but I'm having a hard time figuring out how to set up a launchd agent that can be triggered whenever a datagram is received within a ...
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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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Clone a NetBoot Drive

I am in a small pickle. Basically, I have a netboot server (I think, when you press option at startup, drives with small globes appear) but I cannot access it locally, and I need to clone it to a ...
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Where is the MAC address of my Thunderbolt to Ethernet adapter?

I have a Thunderbolt to Ethernet adapter for a Macbook Air and I need to assign a static IP address to it. I assume the MAC address is embedded in a given adapter... and by convention I would assume ...
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Wifi: not configured

I was removing a wifi network and after removing it, my wifi icon is blank, showing a cross over it, while i hover over it which says Not Configured, I googled the problem but didn't find any solution ...
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Since the newest Airport Extreme routers don't support SNMP, how can I monitor bandwidth usage on my network?

I am currently using about 600gb a month and Comcast is about to start charging me for anything over 300gb. I need to find out which devices are using the most bandwidth so I can get it under control. ...
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Compatibility of Time Capsule with Windows, Mac and Linux

My question is about Time Capsule. I would like to use my Time Capsule as bridge for Internet and create a domestic network. The purpose is to access my documents (stored on my TC) from my ...