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Nov
5
comment What is the purpose or historical significance of /usr/64, if any, on OS X?
Thanks. That was what I thought for OS X, since universal binaries etc., but wanted to double check.
Jun
29
comment How can I permanently suppress the firewall access prompt while developing a server program
Thanks for the links. I may need to try to open an actual ticket with Apple. I think the real problem is that I just want to always deny, for everything. I don't need the training wheels on being prompted to permit access: if I want something externally accessible, I'll make it so myself.
Jun
29
comment How can I permanently suppress the firewall access prompt while developing a server program
And, thinking about it a bit more: the code signing approach isn't what I want either: This is untested code running with my user privs: I certainly don't want it open to outside connections. Perhaps that is being a bit over paranoid, but given recent history, perhaps not.
Jun
28
comment How can I permanently suppress the firewall access prompt while developing a server program
Well, look at it this way: turning off the firewall is clearly unsafe. I can't use port exclusion since their isn't one (or even many) predictable port to unblock, and developing as root is just silly. I suppose that leaves code signing, but that seems pretty onerous just to disable a dialog.
Jul
11
comment How can I verify a Lion FileVault recovery key?
Yes, I understand that. But I'd like to verify that my transcription of the recovery key is correct. Trust but verify, etc. Otherwise, when I need it most, it won't be right... So I had hoped there was a utility that would let me determine if a given key was valid.
Jul
11
comment How can I verify a Lion FileVault recovery key?
OK. That is a little more destructive than I had hoped, but I guess its a good excuse to change my admin password.