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Questions about configuring, troubleshooting or using connections that one device uses to talk to another.

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Mojave - Some Apps Lose Internet Connectivity

Scenario I recently installed Mojave and I've noticed that after an undetermined amount of time that many apps complain of not having a connection to the internet eg Mac Mail and Spotify. Meanwhile ...
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How to make safari remember internal hostname for url shortener?

We have a internal url shortener, let's call it foo. So in your browser you could do something like foo/wiki and go to whatever wiki points to. Unfortunately in Safari whenever I type foo/wiki it does ...
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How to force a client-side roam from one AP to another AP (same SSID) on Mac OS X High Sierra (10.13)?

Is there a way I can force a client-side roam from one AP to another AP on a Mac OS X High Sierra (10.13) workstation provided that both APs are within acceptable range? I just want to see if there's ...
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what can be used (like netem in linux) to control network on macOS? [duplicate]

I need to use (something like netem) network emulator to control bandwidth, delay, loss on macOS high sierra. I tried dnctl/dummynet but seems not working properly. Can anyone suggest if there is a ...
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Why can't my iMac reach beyond my LAN?

I set up my LAN about a year ago and have had no problems with it previously. I use Viasat for a satellite connection. (Cable won't service this place.) The connection comes in from the dish and ...
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Wi-Fi says connected, but my internet does not work until I turn it on and off

I just got my first macbook, an used early 2014 14-inch macbook air, with Mac OS Mojave. And everything works fine but when im connected to the wifi, after like about 20-30 minutes it just stops ...
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My mac's hostname keeps getting reset to default

My mac's default hostname is Scott-Johnson.local. In the sharing system preferences, I set the hostname to felucia.local, which takes as expected. However, at some point in the future (usually due to ...
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Network prefix length

My router IP is 10.0.4.1 Sub 255.255.255.0 so from what I understand my Network prefix length should be 24 I'm I right? However I keep having issue when I enter this value This might be an Apple ...
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Getting notification when firewall settings have changed

I'm using packet filter engine to setup my Firewall connection. However, there might be other entities that may override my firewall settings on the same way (processes running with 'root' privileges ...
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How to override DNS resolver ordering while connected to L2TP VPN

OS: macOS Mojave 10.14 (18A389) Current network setup: Local domain: home.rossipedia.com Subnet: 172.16.10.0/24 Gateway / DHCP server / DNS server: 172.16.10.1 Output of scutil --dns: DNS ...
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MacBook on takes long to establish WiFi connection

After upgrading my MacBook Pro 13" Early 2015 to Mojave, it takes about 20-30 seconds to establish a working connection to my home wifi. It connects quickly, gets its IP address via DHCP, and I can ...
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connect and disconnect from VPN before and after time machine backup

I want to have an 'all time available' time machine backup. So I've created a VPN (Lt2p) connection. Now the question is split in two: 1. How to listen to time machine's next backup schedule and ...
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iOS settings to make default data routing on iPhone connect via a Tor node

Is it possible to set up my iPhone to route data to a Tor network by default before it is sent to some other app database or internet? If so, how would I configure my settings to connect to a Tor ...
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install mobileconfig file for a specific user

I'm maintaining a bunch of Macbooks (OSX High Sierra). Each time after they have been used I delete the user "workshop" and create it again (to get rid of unwanted user data). As a part of that ...
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How can I turn off the internet for all the apps, except the one in use on my iPhone?

When turning on the Low Battery Mode, some apps stop working in background. But, somehow they are still using the internet and I receive notifications from specific apps (which I am sure they need ...
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Unstable ping to router on MacBook Pro 2018

I recently bought a MacBook Pro 2018, and I am experiencing an unstable connection. I mainly notice it when I am trying to play games, as spikes in latency is less notable within a browser, for ...
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NetBoot Server Alternatives for macOS 10.14 Mojave?

Apple has removed, among many other things, DHCP serving and NetBoot Serving from their 'server' app in conjunction with the new OS. This won't affect 99.5% of people but I'm in the minority. I fix ...
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airport express IPv6 issue?

I'm considering that it can be an issue with airport express IPv6 but not sure, might be another unrelated thing which then I would like to know more about. To put it simple I'll say the following: ...
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Apple caching service with WAN load balancer

I have a small home office network and use a Peplink Balance 20 load balancing WAN router which distributes outbound requests between a Fibre connection and a capped 4G mobile data connection. I run ...
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Which NetBoot Server Am I Booted From?

Is there a way I can tell which NetBoot server a client machine has booted off of, from within the client machine itself? This is kind of an obscure question, but I am in an environment that has two ...
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How to get Tx-Power of wifi adapter in MacOS?

In linux there is a command called iwconfig which shows Tx-Power in its output. How to measure antenna power in MacOS? The airport utility in mac just shows the datarate and not the power in db. I ...
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Mount Windows share and add it to fstab with CIFS

I need to mount a Windows shared directory in the local network to my hard drive to operate with some files with a certain frequency, that's why it would be good to add it to fstab. I've read I can ...
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Show Network Location as an icon/text in the menu bar so that a user can see and opt to pull down and choose

I want to show my Network Location as a icon or text in the menu bar such that I can see to which Network Location I am connected to, and if I so desire, also pull down and choose another location. Is ...
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Fake ethernet interfaces (feth / if_fake)? Anyone ever seen this?

I've been digging into Darwin source to try to find some way to create virtual Ethernet interfaces on Mac/Darwin without adding a kernel extension like tuntaposx. In doing so I've found something ...
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Want to launch dnsmasq ony when Thunderbolt Ethernet is active

dnsmasq is installed using homebrew. Currently dnsmasq is spamming my system.log with messages like this: Sep 26 18:22:46 Laptop com.apple.xpc.launchd[1] (homebrew.mxcl.dnsmasq[14526]): Service ...
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Mac OS X - network interface preference defined by host domain

There are two network interfaces on my Macbook: an ethernet LAN and Wi-Fi, which are both DHCP-configured (albeit separately). I only need to access a limited number of hosts through my Ethernet ...
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Enable 'Share Folder' on a 'Network, Managed' user account

Is there a way to enable a Network, Managed user's account so they can toggle File Info > Shared folder themselves? Using 10.13.6
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FileVault and TimeMachine restoration - Unable to turn on FileVault again

I have restored a MBP timemachine backup to a new MBP. On my older machine I have enabled FileVault. The restoration was long. It took about almost 12 hours to transfer 500Gb of data. In the new ...
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Network Hard Drive not showing up in Time Machine Menu

I have followed this tutorial and set up a time machine with my raspberry pi. Everything was working fine until some day I arrived home and my daily backup failed because the time machine could not ...
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How to access files on a networked smb server with Python on macOS

I have a bunch of files that sit on a networked drive to which I can connect by using Finder > Go > Connect to Server and entering the address smb://smb-name.institute.name.org/DRIVENAME and then ...
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How to detect network change (unplugging/plugging cable)?

I have read at multiple places that the folder /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration is supposed to "change" in case that I unplug a network cable. Now, I have a MacBook Pro, so I use a USB3 ...
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Passing L2TP over IPSec VPN through a `pf` Firewall

I am trying to set up some custom firewall rules in the pf firewall in macOS (10.11 in this case). These are traditional network-based rules, not application-specific rules. I'm having some issues: ...
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Why do I have to disconnect/reconnect my ethernet adapter?

I have a DongleBook Pro and I use a powered 7-port USB Hub. Connected to the Hub is a backup drive, an audio interface, an ethernet adapter, and some other stuff. The only device that causes me ...
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Wifi losing internet connection (while still connected to router)

I am facing an odd issue on macOS High Sierra 10.13.6. My wifi connection within the office is really messy now. Before I didn't have any issue for a few months. Furthermore wifi works perfectly fine ...
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Loopback traffic from Time Machine process

When i switch on Time Machine the mtmfs process generates a lot of traffic on lo0 from localhost to localhost. What is this traffic and does it affect the performance of my Mac?
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TimeMachine/AFP extremely slow when accessing NAS over wifi

we operate an 80TB QNAP NAS, both for storing bulk data as well as TimeMachine backups of our laptops. The NAS itself can sustain over 300 MByte/sec of write speeds when accessed from multiple ...
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Delete route with malformed destination

I have a USB device that presents a ethernet device and provides IP address details via DHCP. It all works well except on OSx where I seem to be ending up with a extra malformed route. $ netstat -rn ...
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Airport Express with New Firmware 7.8 - Problems with connectivity and Airport Utility

I have multiple Airport Express which seem to have some problems since i have updated to the new Firmware (7.8) The Airport Express looses Connection very often (with the old Firmware this never ...
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Sharing a TUN VPN connection with Android & iOS for traffic interception

I have two interfaces: - A physical WLAN interface with 802.1x auth (en0) - A virtual TUN interface with VPN (invisible in Network Settings) (utun1) I have mobiles (both rooted Android and ...
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What happened if I disable `Wake for Wi-Fi network access`? [closed]

I already read this Why does my WiFi disconnect when my Mac goes to sleep and this What is the “wake for wifi network access” setting in energy preferences?. Some answers contradict each other. Some ...
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Why do I have duplicate iPad USB network devices?

As you can see in the screenshot below, I have two network devices listed under Internet Sharing. Oddly enough, I do not however have two under the Network preference pane. Anyway, I was wondering a) ...
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Apple TV's host name keeps counting up numbers

I've got an Apple TV gen 2 and it is connected to my network at home via wifi. The host name of the Apple TV has a counting number at the end of the name. It keeps getting bigger. It all started ...
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Not able to store Wi-Fi network passwords in keychain

A few years back I gave my laptop in to fix a charging problem, and though that was resolved pretty easily, when I got it back I seemed to be having problems with logging on to Wi-Fi. What happens is, ...
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VirtualBox Share Guest Internet With Host

Recently I've encountered issue with My MBP Mid 2009 Wifi Card so I bought USB adapter but the problem is that it has not compatible with Windows only So I somehow managed to Connect my Virtual Box ...
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How can I manage client-side permissions on Mac OS 10.13.4 folders shared via SMB?

On my Mac OS 10.13.4 desktop (Late 2014 Mac mini) I am serving some large volumes via SMB to Windows users in our group. I have enabled ACLs in the SMB server config, and asserted ACLs for the parent ...
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Unable to connect to Snapchat outside of Home Wi-Fi

I've noticed that on my iPhone 5, Snapchat can only connect to the Internet when I'm in my apartment Wi-Fi. Anywhere outside of that, I receive the following message when I try to open the app. What'...
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How to easily forward/redirect all network traffics through local socks port 1080?

How to easily forward/redirect all network traffics through local socks port 1080? I did google this before asking question. I found this link and this link and others too. But there is no simple ...
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Application network traffic filtered, when screen is locked?

I observe that network traffic for applications seems to be blocked, or perhaps queued, when the screen is locked, on my MacOS High Sierra 10.13.4 Mac Mini. The most obvious example I have seen: when ...
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How can I reconfigure my PF.conf to be more secure

I want to make my computer more secure and a part of it I want to do with reconfiguring my PF firewall. How can I reconfigure my PF.conf to be more secure? I made a github repo where I posted my ...