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Python, Django, Groovy, and Grails beginner. Hacker Reborn. Dislikes the syntax of Objective-C. Abhors PHP.


Sep
18
comment From the command line, how do I tell if a particular VPN connection is up?
That's actually what I would like to avoid. Given that the IP address is assigned by the VPN server, relying on an address range would not be the most reliable way.
Sep
16
comment From the command line, how do I tell if a particular VPN connection is up?
@MateuszSzlosek Nice! This edges towards a complete solution. Given that the output of that command is in plist format, would it actually be available and queryable through the defaults command?
Sep
16
revised From the command line, how do I tell if a particular VPN connection is up?
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Sep
16
comment From the command line, how do I tell if a particular VPN connection is up?
This has nothing to do with SSID or WiFi. I'm talking about VPN connections, which could be tunnelled over wired LAN or WiFi alike. If you configure a VPN connection in System Preferences/Network, you have to give it a service name, just like the rest of your network connections ("Wi-Fi", "Bluetooth PAN", "Thunderbolt Bridget", etc). I'm talking about that service name.
Sep
16
comment From the command line, how do I tell if a particular VPN connection is up?
netstat -i shows the interface name, which is just ppp0, not the service name as seen in System Preferences/Network.
Sep
16
asked From the command line, how do I tell if a particular VPN connection is up?
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Jun
10
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Dec
10
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Dec
9
comment Fixing two user groups with the same ID
In that case, I suspect the problem is caused by a recent (automatic) OS X update? Perhaps the Remote Desktop Client 3.7.1 (support.apple.com/kb/HT6045), as that seems to be the latest update applied to my machine before I noticed the problem.
Dec
8
comment Fixing two user groups with the same ID
I just ran into the exact same problem. What's texlive though? I'm not sure I have it. I'm running OS X Mavericks.
Feb
28
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Feb
28
answered Can i remove MacBook battery when Mac is still running?
Feb
28
asked Mac OS X Lion - How do I turn a “regular” user account into a service account?
Feb
21
revised How to tell when time has been sync'ed with NTP server in Mac OS X Lion?
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Feb
21
asked How to tell when time has been sync'ed with NTP server in Mac OS X Lion?
Jan
10
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Jan
10
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Jan
10
revised How do I monitor the total physical and virtual memory usage of a process and all of its descendants?
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Jan
10
asked How do I monitor the total physical and virtual memory usage of a process and all of its descendants?