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Prerequisites: – admin account & password – AFP-share & server IP-address Boot the Computer into recovery mode. Open Terminal in the Utilities menu At the prompt enter: cd /Volumes Create a sub-directory in Volumes as a mount point for your time machine share: mkdir TimeMachine Enter cd TimeMachine Enter pwd. pwd should show /Volumes/TimeMachine ...


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As you mentioned, smbutil lookup will resolve the name to an IP address: $ smbutil lookup qx-2000 Got response from 10.0.1.21 IP address of qx-2000: 10.0.1.21 We can extract the IP address from this output: $ smbutil lookup qx-2000 2>&1 | tail -n 1 | cut -d : -f 2 10.0.1.21 Then we can use that in our argument to ping: $ ping $(smbutil lookup ...


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In my case (iMac trying to access files on a Win7 machine) the solution was to add permissions for "Guest" to the Win7 directory. This was previously not necessary. The directory was shareable to everybody and it worked. But apparently now the iMac is trying to connect as "Guest" and adding permissions specifically for "Guest" ...


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It appears other users are also noticing the issue https://discussions.apple.com/thread/6605525 When using a static IP address and manual entries for subnet and router in the network settings, Yosemite VPN fails to stay connected. This is probably a bug or an error that Apple needs to fix. When having the client computer (the one you are ...


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I have a similar set up (not same router). While using the same SSID, I noticed instability, probably due to randomness of who gets what. So now I have separate SSID for 2.4 and 5 GHz and I decide who connects to what.


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This is very common problem in split-horizon DNS and heterogenous but Windows-dominated company networks. A lot of Windows sysadmins are used to the .local TLD as a valid private TLD name since at least a decade though it's not RFC-compliant anymore. When your local area network has been configured with a domain name ending in .local, then all LAN ...


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Here's one suggestion: http://superuser.com/questions/775539/custom-names-for-smb-shares-on-osx I've used a similar method to mount volumes using sshfs to particular mount points for iTunes and calibre and the like.


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auto_fs method The two shares will be mounted automatically. Please create a Share folder and two folders Development and Live inside of that in your User folder and change your auto_master with sudo nano /etc/auto_master to /etc/auto_master # # Automounter master map # +auto_master # Use directory service /- ...


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You could write a launchd that monitors the file path of: /private/var/db/dhcpclient/leases/ If you looking for DHCP changes to an interface. That db holds all the different interfaces and dhcp changes on them. Something similar to monitoring that file with a launchd here.


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It was probably there before Yosemite but you did not see it. Usually when your Internet service provider requires it it will be used. PPPoE stands for Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet. PPPoE has become a favorite technology of broadband Internet service providers, who use it to save time and money. DSL and cable modem subscribers, on the ...


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Generally speaking, only the router should need any PPPoE login credentials, and all the devices on the local network would get their connection through the router (in your case the AirPort base station), with the router giving them local network information via DHCP. If other devices on the local network are working properly with "standard" wireless and ...


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Usually only the root user is allowed to modify the file hosts. To do that and fix your hosts file or your /etc folder (depending where you applied your read/write permissions) follow these steps: Throw away your newly created hosts file (but not the old one!) Repair your permissions with Disk Utility. Open Terminal and enter sudo nano /etc/hosts and hit ...


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WiFi signal strength only tells just that, the strength of the signal. It is a prerequisite to have a good connection. How ever that does not tell you about the Quality. If you have high interference (from devices or Neighboring networks) then your RSSI will be high. It should be <70 or better (the lower the better). Then there is the Transmit Rate ...


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Do you get the same result when starting up in safe boot? This could either be an Ethernet driver or a hardware issue. One of the first things to try is perform an SMC reset (shift-ctrl-alt-power). I usually go a stage further and disconnect the battery for 10 minutes, this can clear SMC-related issues that the official method doesn't always cure such as ...


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PeakHour on the Apple Store can use snmp to monitor the bandwidth usage of network routers (including AirPorts). I don't know if can measure individual clients though. Larger scale you could use something like Cacti to monitor all of your devices and graph their statistics such as open connections, bandwidth, etc.


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I didn't see you mention iTunes at all in your post. iTunes is essential. Unfortunately, AFAIK, you can no longer just "share" movies from iTunes to ATV. You have to turn on Home Sharing, and I believe this requires a live internet connection. Both iTunes and ATV log into Home Sharing, and everything loaded in iTunes is available on the ATV. If you do ...


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Yes, they will download even in slow Wi-Fi connections. There is no option to choose an Wi-Fi connection to do the automatic downloads. You can only disable the downloads on Cellular Data on Settings / iTunes & App Store / Use Cellular Data.


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Recovery mode needs a netboot server (like OS X server app) to serve up that image. You could set one up or you could copy the backup instance to a USB drive and connect it locally. For netboot, I'd recommend deploy studio as your go to solution in terms of ease of use and robustness of the solution. Also, if you just need user files and applications, you ...



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