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OSX Network: “could not save because write access was not granted”

We have a really basic network of Macs here in our studio. We keep all our files on a machine running Leopard server, but we're all on Lion. The problem we're having is every single time we open a ...
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How to set up encrypted Time Machine backups to a remote drive?

I have an external drive which I used to do encrypted TM backups to, via a direct USB connection (i.e. the entire drive became encrypted - Lion). I would like to switch to wireless backups but ...
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Wi-Fi has stopped working around the time 10.7.3 update. Might they be related?

I have a MacBook Air which was working fine. Now I have awful network issues since the 10.7.3 update. My home router is a D-Link DIR-615. I was securing the Wi-Fi network using WEP which worked great ...
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Launchd network access control in Mac OS Lion

First of all, I've used pf extensively on OpenBSD so I know its rule set quite well. Even though I'm more used to the more recent versions. However, I would like to know if there is a simpler way to ...
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How do I monitor bandwidth use of specific websites?

I'm using Chrome on SnowLeopard. I use the www a lot. I want to monitor how much bandwidth I use for all SE sites in one month. I don't care how much bandwidth is used on any other website. What ...
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DNS: Search Domains not working correctly?

I am running OSX Lion. I've looked all over the web for solutions to the issue I'm having and can't find a fix. I've found several entries where uses are trying to resolve custom_hostname.dev (etc, ...
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Is fast user switching in Lion disabling the network connection for the accounts that aren't active?

With 10.6, I routinely had two accounts logged into the Mac while I was working - my personal and my work account. I switched between them as needed and this worked fine. For example, if I had an IM ...
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Is it possible to connect automatically to a server on login without an opened window?

I know how to have the connection established at login, but I don't know if it's possible that the Finder doesn't open a window of the server root... I've tried the "Hide" checkbox, but this doesn't ...
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How to spoof a USB-Ethernet adaptor Mac address in OS X

I've recently bought a usb-ethernet adapter (not apple) and I get internet connection. In my university we have to put a specific mac address but I can not change it. I have tried with sudo ...
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Number in brackets appended to Apple TV Bonjour name

I recently set up a 3rd-generation Apple TV in my living room. I have noticed that on my OS X 10.10 MacBook Pro an iPad and two iPhones (all iOS 7), the usual name of "Living Room Apple TV" appears ...
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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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How can I get OSX to appear as a wifi router without sharing internet

I want to use my Mac as a wifi-router on a private network (no internet access). I want users to be able to connect to the network by selecting the SSID on their iOS devices. Is there a way to do ...
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Any way to send messages to Mavericks Notification Center from another machine on the local network?

I need a way to have a Linux-based machine send a message that can be received and displayed by the Mavericks Notification Center. I used to do this on an older version of OS X by running Growl, and ...
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How can I force the traffic of a shared internet connection through a proxy?

I'm testing a system which requires my iPad to (appear to) come from another location. The iPad also has to use Cisco's AnyConnect VPN client. I configured a manual proxy on the iPad, but AnyConnect ...
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iPad/iPhone on iOS 5 - images don't always load in Safari, just on my network

This question is baffling to say the least, as I'm just not sure how to diagnose where the problem is happening. Here's the problem: when I am connected to my network in the office (but not on other ...
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Monitoring and limiting internet usage

I am currently having to access the internet through a wireless dongle which is giving me a 2gb per month download allowance. I need to be really cautious about my internet usage. Just this afternoon ...
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iphone status bar activity indicator spins forever

Can someone point me why this activity indicator is spinning? All apps are closed. It's starts to spin right after I'm activating wifi. Wifi turned off - activity indicator disappearing.
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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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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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How to stop InternetSharing overwriting /etc/bootpd.plist

I set up a /etc/bootpd.plist so as to protect my wireless network, and to manage statically attributed IP addresses. Unfortunatly, when I start InternetSharing, this file is overwritten by a plist ...
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Cant see MacBook in Windows Network

I'm trying to access my MacBook from a Windows PC over the network. The computer is connected to the router, the MacBook is connected to a WAP, which is connected to a switch, which is connected to ...
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finding the remote IP address used by a mounted SMB share

Using Finder, I have mounted an SMB share which resides on my NAS . When I use the mount command, the NAS is listed with the name it advertises (nas-smb). mbp:~ me$ mount /dev/disk0s2 on / (hfs, ...
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iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch apps that use ports other than 80 and friends

I'm a network administrator at a small college. In the past, we've kept a fairly open wireless network, but recently a few throughput issue have made us consider locking it down a bit more, in a play ...
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How to easily and completely disable/enable WLAN (so it cannot be turned on again while travelling)?

Without going into specifics of why I might like to do this, or whether this is a good idea or not, I would like to know how I can disable use of wireless networking on my MacBook Air, either via ...
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Making Airport appear as a computer

I live in a building where I am connected to the university network for internet. I am not allowed to connect a router, or I will be kicked off the network. (This rule was created after wrongly ...
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Can OSX proxy settings vary by browser?

I'm moderately familiar with OSX but am attempting to solve an issue remotely. My girlfriend is in Argentina for a bit, and the IP location bars her from many "US only" sites that she frequents. To ...
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How does finder show a pc computer name but I can't ping it?

I have a MBP running 10.6. This is my first mac. In finder, it sees the windows 7 machines and windows home server just find. I can click on those computers and see their shares. If I open up ...
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Alias for network drive

In the Finder > Connect To Server window I have an IP address I connect to. Is there a way to make a nickname or alias for this server?
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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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Full Wi-fi/ethernet signal but no internet

I'm really hoping someone here can help me, as I'm getting pretty frustrated with my macbook now. I have a late 2011 model 15" macbook pro running OSX 10.9.5 that refuses to connect to Internet on my ...
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Change MAC address in OS X Yosemite

I usually changed my MAC address with the following commands: # Get a New MAC Address openssl rand -hex 6 | sed 's/\(..\)/\1:/g; s/.$//' # Changing the MAC Address sudo ifconfig en0 ether ...
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OS X Server (Mavericks) requires wired network connection for Caching?

I recently installed OS X Server on my Mavericks machine, and want to use the server (among other things) to cache software and app updates for other devices on my network. However, when I try to turn ...
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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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Adding a Second IP Address to an Existing Network Adapter

On linux boxes it is possible to add multiple ip addresses to the same network interface. It's achived with the following command: ip addr add 128.133.123.83/24 dev eth0 Is there any way to to the ...
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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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Adding “local” to the DNS Search Domains has no effect

I have a Mac Mini (Yosemite) on my local network and it's not running a DNS server at all. When I want to access it over SSH from a Terminal on my Macbook Air (Yosemite), I can type: $ ssh ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...