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


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comment Two different USB 3 HDD docks - disk partitioned on one not usable on the other
Thanks for the info! I realize there are now USB-attached SCSI (UASP) docks. I'm pretty sure that my newish retina MacBook Pro with OS X Yosemite can support that over USB 3.0. I just chatted with a tech support representative from StarTech; they say that, with a UASP dock, LBA-assisted vs bit-shift will be a non issue, as the host will have lower level access using SCSI commands sent over USB. They say that UASP docks will also not impose a capacity limit, for the same reason - any capacity limit will be the host's problem, not the dock's. Would you vouch for that?
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comment Two different USB 3 HDD docks - disk partitioned on one not usable on the other
@FlyingTrashcan I was already formatting each disk as a single HFS+ volume, with GUID partition table, using Disk Utility. Do you mean there is some other way I should try to partition the disks?
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asked Two different USB 3 HDD docks - disk partitioned on one not usable on the other
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
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asked From the command line, how do I tell if a particular VPN connection is up?
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awarded  Popular Question
Dec
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Dec
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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
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awarded  Teacher
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?