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Screen sharing suddenly stopped working

For years, I've used screen sharing to connect my MacBook to my iMac. It has always worked like a charm. About a month ago, it stopped working. I can still see my iMac in Finder when I'm on the ...
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Safari OCSP/CRL Checking Causing Connectivity Failure

I'm currently implementing an 802.1X network authentication system using Cisco ISE for one of our customers. Our solution requires users (with personal devices) to connect to an open SSID network, ...
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What side effects, if any, are there from issuing scutil --set HostName 'Fred'?

I have read that you can change all of the three "computer names" associated with a Mac using the scutil utility. The three names in question are ComputerName (the "friendly" name), LocalHostName ...
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Endlessly repeating “There was a problem connecting…” error

I'm getting constantly interrupted by the same error, "There was a problem connecting to the server "admin's MacBook". The server may not exist or it is unavailable at this time. Check the server ...
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Time Machine to NAS, over internet

I have a Synology DiskStation NAS that I use for Time Machine backups on my LAN. I want to be able to back up when I'm away from home. I've tried: Connecting via L2TP VPN running on Synology ...
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Permission Problems for copied files from NAS

I access my Synology NAS via AFP and can open/edit all of my files directly on it. But when I copy a file to my desktop I can't open it. Finder tells me I don't have appropriate permissions. When I ...
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Intermittent stuttering after upgrade to OS X 10.9.4 from 10.9.3

MacBook Pro Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013. OS X 10.9.4 (13E28) After the update from 10.9.3 to 10.9.4 my cursor/keyboard inputs stutter every ~5 seconds for about a second after my computer awakes from ...
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Internet Sharing from Ethernet over Wifi results in self-assigned IP address

I have OS X Mavericks with a Thunderbolt Ethernet connected to the internet with IP 192.168.0.1 (which is a subrouter of 192.168.1.1). I set up internet sharing through the Sharing interface and I am ...
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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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Why doesn't Apache show up under Firewall (System Preferences » Security)?

Why doesn't Apache show up under Firewall settings, and are there other programs that aren't showing up here? (outside of those that are inclusive of "basic internet services", e.g. DHCP, Bonjour, ...
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Mavericks frequently doesn't resolve any hosts after router switch; pings fine

After a switch to a new router, I frequently experience that all sites fail to resolve under Mavericks 10.9.4 on MBA mid-2011, both with Safari, Chrome and pinging google.com. It lasts for variable ...
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SYN_SENT connections pile up

I refresh a few pages concurrently in a browser (any browser, Safari, Chrome, etc) and they suddenly get stuck, waiting for "connection". I run lsof and see a number of connections in status SYN_SENT. ...
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How to automatically login to captive portals on OS X?

How can I automatically login to captive portals on OS X? A captive portal is used by (often not password-protected) wireless networks that present a web page as soon as you connect to them, ...
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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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speed up launchctl execution

I've set up a bunch of scripts that need to happen when I connect my thunderbolt dock at home (disable wifi, enable bluetooth, ...). To detect the thunderbolt dock I make use of the following ...
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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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Confounded by permissions problem on NFS share

I'm setting up an NFS server (Ubuntu) to serve files to several Macs (10.7). The way it's set up, I can log in from any Linux client and read/write over NFS exactly as expected. (I've set up ACL ...
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iPhone with personal hotspot not apperaring as a network interface (USB) in the Network preference pane on OS X

I have an iPhone 4S running iOS 7.0.2 and a MacBook Pro running OS X 10.8.5. On the iPhone, I have the tethering option enabled (personal hotspot). I wish to connect via USB, and not over wifi, but ...
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Network stops working, with “Can't Assign Requested Address”

On OS X 10.9 (but no prior version), every now and then, I start getting strange network errors. I can still ping, but anything that requires actual content (like a web page) completely stops. For ...
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Charles not working on iPhone at Starbucks

I'm using Charles to sniff out the traffic on my iPhone at Starbucks and for some reason it won't work with at&t wifi. Google Starbucks wifi does, however. I use my iPhone to connect to the same ...
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Teather Mac's Wifi connection to phone over Bluetooth

I'm staying in a rather upmarket hotel, yet for some reason the Wifi is £7 per device per day. I got it for my Macbook, and I'm wondering if there is a way for me to share the connection to my iPod. ...
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iMac 21.5″ Wi-Fi Issues

My iMac constantly dropping its internet connection in the last couple of days. I'm connected to a 2.4GHZ Airport Express. Not a router issue, because my iPhone and iPad works just fine, no ...
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Failing to connect to WiFi network with MacAuthEvent error

I'm unable to connect to any WiFi network. When attempting to connect, before the popup prompting me to run network diagnostics, the console shows the following in the logs: 7/14/14 8:52:06.000 AM ...
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Slow network transfer to linux fileserver

I have a raspberry pi with raspbian installed and an external hard drive attached. File transfers to it using my mac laptop with Mavericks installed is exceptionally slow, around 300 kilobytes per ...
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How to extend range of airport express that feeds a receiver

I have an airport extreme in the basement I use to send out my wireless signal. Upstairs, I wirelessly connect my airport express to my extreme so that I can extend the range of my internet signal ...
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How can I access files on my network from my iPhone?

I am attempting to access a PDF file on my network from my iPhone and I know how to access these files from Windows OS. However since I have an iPhone 5, I don't have the knowledge to make that ...
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Odd (potentially DNS) network problems on my Macbook Pro (VPN / Network Connect related)

I was reluctant to ask a new question as there appears to be a million dns related questions on here and elsewhere already, but, I think mine might be a bit different. An example, right now I am ...
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Tunnel all traffic over HTTP

I often end up in a situation where I connect via public Wi-Fi connection, and it's severely crippled (HTTP only, no SSH, no SMTP). I want to set up some kind of HTTP tunnel for all traffic in the ...
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Airport Express: Connect a desktop pc wirelessly to a home network

I have a desktop computer with a non-mac OS (it currently runs windows XP HomeEd, but I'm about to replace/add Ubuntu) which I can't connect to my home network (again, the router is not a mac ...
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Can't find network files over SMB protocol using the Spotlight in Lion

I tried to find some files in a network volume mounted in OS X Lion over SMB using Spotlight. Didn't work. But, when I tried the same search from OS X Snow Leopard it worked perfectly. What do I ...
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Internet connection no longer reliable after installing Mountain Lion

I installed Mountain Lion yesterday and find that when my 2 year old iMac comes back from sleep it finds the router and connection but fails to allow internet connection. In other words it indicates ...
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_mdnsresponder generates 5‘000 DNS requests/s

On our network with several tens of thousands machine we notices several OS X machines that from time to time begin to send more than 5000 DNS requests per seconds. We were able to identify some of ...
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How to disconnect iPhone from WIFI without 'forgetting' it?

My internet connection died whilst my router still continued to work (so I could still pick up wifi but had no internet connection). I wanted to tether my laptop to my phone so I could use 4G instead, ...
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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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Enable/Disable Sharing (SSH/File) Based on Network?

Is it possible to enable and disable the Sharing features (ssh, file sharing, etc) based on the current network? For example, I want file sharing and SSH to be enabled on my trusted home network. ...
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How can I see if my ipad 3 has been hacked?

does anyone have a clue on how can I see with evidence if someone has been hacked my ipad 3. I had connected it with an iphone 3 in the past, which wasn't mine. Is there any chance they can move into ...
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Screen sharing with server fails

I am managing a Mac server cluster and I can do screen sharing from my Mac to the cluster without a fuss. However a colleague of mine receives the following error upon trying to switch on screen ...
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Receive Apple Push Notifications behind a VPN

Hey guys I tried to search google for this particular question but couldn't find a solution which fits my question. I'm trying to build an app which works only when VPN is configured properly. (The ...
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Using Profile Manager or OS X Server to distribute apps to a group of Macs

We have around 100 Macs on our network, soon to all be managed by OS X Server and Profile Manager. The problem we're facing right now is pushing applications to all of them that are not found in the ...
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Viber messenger not working on my ad-hoc wireless network

I have an iPhone 5 (iOS 6.1.1) and I installed Viber messenger (version 2.2.2.86) which enables you to make phone calls over the internet. The messenger works perfectly when I use a wireless router to ...
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Network service inactive/Unable to add Wi-Fi network on mac pro

I have no idea what happened but my Wi-fi network has disappeared completely! The Wi-fi icon found on the top menu bar is gone. I'm unable to create a new Wi-fi network service but only able to ...
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Troubleshoot Mavericks & Windows Remote Desktop

I have a macbook retina late 2013 and a PC on the same LAN (yes, a regular wired connection). When using Microsoft Remote Desktop i can connect to my pc, but the quality is terrible and it disconnects ...
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Connecting via AFP with no timeout

My Mac at home is asleep, but it sometimes wakes up for various reasons, and I want to connect to it via AFP once it's awake so it will stay awake and let me access files. When I do an AFP connection ...
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Macbook Air mid 2013 with Mavericks stopped connecting to familiar wifi after 10.9.4 update

I recently installed update 10.9.4, which was recommended for all Mavericks users. My wifi was working fine beforehand and now won't connect to familiar networks. Ironic much? The 10.9.4 update was ...
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How to create your own wifi network in mac without internet cable

I want to create a network in my room with my mac. I have low wifi signal in my room and my ipad cannot detect it but my mac can. However, I am using a retina mac and thus cannot connect the ethernet ...
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Access disk attached to Airport Extreme over internet?

According to Apple's product page, the Airport Extreme... "...can turn your external USB hard drive into a secure drive you can share across your Wi‑Fi network and access securely over the ...
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Analog of `ss` command for OSX

Is there any analog of ss command for OS X? See man page for what ss does. Particularly I want to see different info about open ports, connections, sockes and so on. I know that I can use netstat and ...
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New USB ethernet adaptor not recognized on network at work

I recently purchased a new USB ethernet adaptor for my MacBook Air (running 10.8.5) direct from the Apple store, but it doesn't work on the ethernet network at work. The old USB ethernet adaptor works ...
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ERR_ADDRESS_INVALID from chrome,but telnet works

This evening I discovered that I could not access any websites from Chrome, Firefox, etc. At first I though my router might just need rebooting, but I quickly found that I had no trouble ...
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OS X Mavericks system-wide VPN settings doesn't work for particular applications

I'm using OS X Mavericks and I have a systemwide VPN setting that web browsers like Safari work well. However, I also want the LINE instant message software to use this VPN setting, but LINE seems to ...