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nslookup works, ping and ssh don't - OS X Lion 10.7.3

In our local university network, I have (obtained by DHCP) the following setup in /etc/resolv.conf: search a.domain.com b.domain.com domain.com nameserver x.x.x.x nameserver y.y.y.y The settings ...
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Finder becomes unresponsive when viewing network folders with large amounts of files (OSX 10.6.8)

When loading a folder which contains around 500 video files (each approximately 200mb-700mb in size), Finder becomes unresponsive and displays the beach-ball. The folder in question is a networked ...
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LAN map for Mac OS X

I'm looking for a program that will create a visual map of my home network, I've found lanmap but it requires too many programs to be installed to be able to run. Does anyone knows a native Mac app ...
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App that scans local network for shared folders?

I'm looking for an application that can scan my local network and report any shared folders it finds. I've tried iStumbler, but it only gives you information on machines that are sharing with ...
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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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How do I get rid of errors for disconnected networked drives?

Every time I log into OSX 10.9.4 (and several slightly older versions since I've been updating) I get several pop-ups asking me to connect to a remote/networked drive that I've previously configured, ...
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Mavericks Internet Sharing over Ethernet stopped working

I'm on 10.9, and I had been using internet sharing successfully again for the first time since Lion. Today though, it just decided to stop working again. Network layout: Modem -ethernet-> Router ...
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What does “Enable AirPlay over WAN” do?

What does AirPlay over WAN do? I have an AirPort Express 802.11n. This was the last generation to hook directly into the outlet.
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Does OSX support (importing) OpenVPN profiles?

Is there some way to import the settings of an OpenVPN client into the built-in VPN client in Mountain Lion? Or am I comparing apples to oranges?
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Map certain ports to URLs via hosts file or DNS resolver

I use SSH tunnelling extensively to gain access to remote machines that are behind a firewall. So to access a development server I use something like http://localhost:8888 which is forwarded to port ...
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Lion won't give out DHCP addresses with Internet Sharing

Lion doesn't seem to be giving out DHCP addresses when I turn on Internet Sharing. My firewall is off, I create a shared network with no security sharing ethernet->wifi. In Network Preferences the ...
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How set up a local domain such as local.test?

I'm web-developer and I need local domains. Before 10.7.2 update, I'm just fix /etc/hosts as I need, but new update crash this solution. How fix this new "feature"?
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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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Is there a good way to distribute WPA2 keys within the 'enterprise'

Due to this whole cloud thing, we've started to end up with more and more macs within our enterprise network. And, like most enterprises, we've got an internal wireless network that we'd rather not ...
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Options to use iPad as remote photo viewing client

As it says here, I can use an iPad as a remote photo vieing client if I buy the WD My Book Live NAS. But I have an old NAS already and I wonder if there are any generic iPad apps that give similar ...
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Graphical Ping Plotter, similar to Perfgraph?

On Windows, I use a program called Perfgraph, which, among other things, showed a visual graph of ping latency to various hosts in my Task bar. Here's an example: The ping metric is the graph on ...
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How can I restrict Mac sharing services to a specific network/adapter?

I want is to set up a Mac to connect to multiple networks. So far, so good. However, I only want to grant AFP access to users on ONE of the networks, but not the other. How can I accomplish this on ...
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What is Wifi-Networking option under system location services in iOS 7?

I've noticed an option called Wifi-networking and I can't seem to figure out what it does, exactly.
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Wifi network not showing up

I have a weird problem, and internet isn't really helpful on that one. I have a macbook pro and a wifi network. The macbook pro can see plenty of wifi network around, but very rarely mine. The wifi ...
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Can I use TimeMachine only when on wired connection?

I have a server to which I am backing up a single MacBook Pro running Mountain Lion, via TimeMachine. I would like to only back up when the MacBook Pro has a wired connection to the network. The ...
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Where to store large photo library that also can be backed up?

I have an old PC that used to house my entire (several hundred gigabytes) photo library internally and backed it up nightly to an external hard drive. I have a MBP that travels between home and work ...
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How do I find the IP addresses assigned to devices connected via Internet Sharing on Snow Leopard? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Show Active Connections to “Internet Sharing” Using the following scenario as an example: I have a Macbook Pro connected to my LAN via its Airport. I enabled Internet ...
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How to properly setup a reliable roaming WiFi with Airport Base Stations and an existing router

What are the steps to properly setup a WiFi network with 4 or 5 Airport base stations? I have a mix of Airport Extreme and Airport Express base stations, a switch and a modem/router with VoIP and ...
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How to preserve DHCP server settings when migrating from Lion Server to Mountain Lion Server?

I understand that DHCP server features will be "removed" from OS X Server with Mountain Lion and that there will be no way to manage these using the only remaining app for managing server features ...
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Automatically Mount a Network Drive and Copy a File to a Network Folder (AppleScript)

I've a rather complex task to solve. I don't use OS X, but now I have to provide some colleagues with a simple application that automatically copies a certain file to a network folder. Normally I'd ...
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Can't I use different WiFi networks for different Locations?

I'm having trouble understanding what I'm doing wrong here: I'm trying to set up two network Locations, one for my home network via my cable modem and a second for WiFi tethering via my mobile phone. ...
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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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iPad app to automatically download and view a list of web pages offline

I have a very specific workflow that I can't find a simple solution for. I want to be able to make a list of web pages to read offline. Not articles, whole web pages. And I want to keep them ...
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Google on my iOS devices is stuck in a different region than I live in

For some reason, my browser always defaults to New Zealand. I've reset my location in the Store and in the settings, but it always pulls up google.co.nz when doing a search and the default map centers ...
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Iphone 3G shows 'no service' eversince I came back from Malaysia

I'm using Iphone 3g for a year exactly and have no problems at all until recently I went to Malaysia. it says 'no service' where the carrier name supposed to be. so I assume its because since I'm out ...
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MacPro - Can the two network interfaces be assigned to?

Is it possible to control which applications/processes use which network card? So, for example, I could assign different things to different interfaces? Also, is this possible for the different types ...
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How do I kill the “server connections interrupted” window/process?

When my MacBook wakes up, away from a network it was previously connected to, it shows the "server connections interrupted" window. When I click "disconnect all", I get a spinning beach ball of death. ...
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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 make MacBook automatically connect to different wifi networks as desired?

My main router is located in the living room and creates a wifi hotspot, call it X. I've created an additional wifi hotspot in my bedroom, call it Y, using two powerline adaptors. How do I make my ...
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If I connect an Ethernet cable, will my Mac automatically select the fastest route for local network traffic?

Background I have a fairly robust network setup at home, but am a little unclear on internal Mac networking. My LAN consists of two bridged AirPort Extremes and a cable modem. Everything is connected ...
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Tool to monitor home network traffic & stats?

I have a home network with several users, using both LAN & Wifi. I have a Billion 7800N router which is also my ADSl2 modem. Is there a tool or something I can use that monitors all traffic going ...
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OS X Samba file sharing continuously asks for password

I'm trying to share my MacBook's files via Samba sharing. I've set it up in Settings, but can't connect to the machine from another computer! On the other computer I set up the connection with the ...
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Location-aware hostname resolution

Here is my situation: I am running Tunnelblick on my MacBook (running Mavericks) to connect to my own VPN, which comprises several machines, both at home and at remote locations. I can of course use ...
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How to see VPN connection statistics?

I live in China, which requires me to use several VPN's to access the outside web. Occasionally, some VPN's are either totally blocked or suffer from high packet loss. In Windows, it is easy to see ...
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How can I use SMB shares under Mavericks?

There seem to be different problems and solutions to this problem floating around: Fix switching from SMB to cifs Not being able to access OS X shares from Windows All kinds of problems with SMB and ...
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Is there an app available from the App Store (iOS) to find out the LAN speed?

I'm trying to see if it would be worthwhile to upgrade my PC computer to a 5 GHz wireless adapter. The only device I own that is capable of using the 5 GHz band is my iPad. So, I'm trying to see if ...
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Mac Mini Server running Mountain Lion (10.8.2) is freezing during boot (last line: IPv6 packet filtering initialized)

Starting in verbose mode (Cmd+V), the last line I see on the console is: IPv6 packet filtering initialized, default to accept, logging disabled This happens regardless of having an ethernet cable ...
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How to enable USB android tethering on OS X Mountain Lion without using Easy-Tether (Lite)

I can tether fine to Windows 7, but on my Mac OS X Mountain Lion, it does not recognize the USB network. I can install Easy-Tether (Lite) but that comes with some restrictions (e.g. no secure web ...
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Disable network drive unmounting

I've got a pretty specific need - to disable unmounting a network drive through the regular Finder eject function (accessed either by right-clicking the mounted drive on the desktop, or clicking the ...
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Nike+ FuelBand (Pedometer) with local analysis software - no personal data in cloud

I want to buy the Nike+ FuelBand, but don't want my information to be in the cloud. Extracted from Wikipedia: In addition to tracking personal workout statistics, the Nike+ integrates directly ...
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How to determine what process has opened a network connection?

Whereas on Windows it's possible to use Netstat -b, which tells you what connections are open and what program has each one open, on the Mac it seems that Netstat does not allow this. Is there ...
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Little snitch and different network profiles

Is there any way to have different "little snitch" rules set for different networking profiles ? like for HOME one rule list for WORK another etc ...
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Connect to network says “Connection failed” but it actually isn't

On most occasions, when I try to connect to a new wi-fi network, after I enter the password and click "Connect" the connection dialog says "Connection failed" after a little pause, but in fact the ...
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What is the connector used by the MBA's SATA drive?

I wonder what kind of connector is used in the latest MacBook Air for the SATA drive. SATA Express? When I first saw the gumstick SSD drive I thought it was using a SATA Express connector. But when ...
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Only seeing ONE of two external HD's plugged into Apple Airport Extreme

Here is the scenario: I have TWO External TB drives. They are both plugged into a Powered USB Hub. That Powered USB Hub is plugged into the back of my Airport Extreme. I can only see one. They have ...