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Comparison between Alibaba Cloud and AWS in Object Storage Services? [closed]

I'm evaluating object storage services from Alibaba Cloud and AWS and would like to understand their key differences and advantages. Specifically, I'm interested in their performance, scalability, ...
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URI works for him; returns 404 for me

https://mewe.com/wesgroleau is a 404 in FireFox, DuckDuckGo, Safari, and Brave on MacOS 14.5. I have no other browsers. If I pull it with wget and compare the HTML, there are no differences. I have ...
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Can you access the list of network devices from the command line?

In Finder there is a "Network" item in every window that allows you to view all devices on the LAN. Can you access the same list of devices from the command line?
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Allow every new AirPort network password access for my application

I made a CLI wifi that generates a QR-Code of the current wifi to connect with other devices. This CLI uses the next command: security find-generic-password -a "$NETWORK" -D 'AirPort network ...
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MacBook Air ethernet stops working

I have a 2020 MacBook with Intel CPU and macOS Ventura (currently). I've recently bought a unitek D1026B hub. I plug the ethernet from xiaomi 4a router WAN port to the hub, and the hub to my laptop. ...
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WiFi Advanced Settings replacement command for airport

Previously you could use the the airport prefs command to edit things like RequireAdminNetworkChange and RequireAdminPowerToggle (WiFi > Advanced > Require administrator authorisation to change ...
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Can I use my iPhone as a modem with a TP-Link extender?

I want to use my iPhone as a modem with my TP-Link RE705X Range Extender/Access Point. Can I connect my iPhone to the RE705X's Ethernet port using a USB-C to Ethernet adapter? or even Wi-Fi. My goal ...
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Unable to upload non-tiny files, streaming music is choppy

When I try to upload any file above a certain size (as low as 50kb), I will get results like ERR_SSL_BAD_RECORD_MAC_ALERT in Chrome, SSL_ERROR_BAD_MAC_ALERT in Firefox, and a message about 'unexpected ...
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iPad Pro Gen 3 (2018) Effective USB Bandwidth

I have a rather unique P2P network configuration between an ASUS GU603HM and an iPad Pro 3rd Gen (2018). I'm using usbmuxd to establish an IP over USB connection between the two. I've also tried the ...
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How do I disable Internet access on my MacBook as to make it IMPOSSIBLE to re-enable it?

I need to automatically disable internet access on my MacBook after 11:00 PM daily. To re-enable it, a password must be entered, distinct from sudo, known only to a trusted individual (so i need to ...
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Changing incoming packet TTL on MacOS

Is there a way to change the incoming packet TTL on MacOS? It appears using pfctl, but I cannot seem to figure out the syntax. From reading the docs, something like reassemble tcp reassemble-tcp ttl ...
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How can I manage to allow only one application in MacOS Sonoma to access the internet

in a short while I will be reliant on a direct Iridium satellite connection only in order to get weather data. The grib files are the only data I will process on my Macbook. Now I know that usually ...
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Concerning prompt change in Mac terminal [duplicate]

Normally, my Mac's terminal prompt is home@Primarys-MacBook-Pro. When I connect to an unsecured network at my hotel, the prompt in my terminal changes to home@JUSTIN-s-Note20. My name isn't Justin, ...
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Possible to access old Seagate Central NAS from iPad?

Does anyone know of a way to browse and open files in a private area on an old Seagate Central NAS using e.g. Files on an iPad? The NAS is circa 2014; at the time it provided iOS apps, they appear to ...
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AX88179a self assigning IP

My ax88179a interface is self-assigning its IP address. I do not know how to fix it, and know very little about network functioning. I know that my router, computer, and PTZ cameras are plugged into ...
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Can't connect to a specific Wi-Fi with error : unsupported get ioctl on awdl0

I'm trying to connect to a mixed 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi. When trying to connect with the right password, my Mac is asking me to type the password again. By checking the logs, I was able to find what ...
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How to configure multiple DNS settings for different network services on macOS?

I have one network cable connected to my Mac, and I've set up two services in the Network settings: Internet Realtek LAN IP: 192.168.1.1 | DNS: 192.168.1.1 or 1.1.1.1 (either works for me) Labo ...
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How can I determine which IOS application on my iPhone is scanning my local network?

My router (Unifi UDM-SE) has a honeypot configured which is capturing a scan from the iPhone about twice per day. I would like to figure out which App is doing this. I have followed the instructions ...
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How to determine if there is a stealth proxy server recording my computer?

Sorry for rough question, I'm not an engineeer. My company just bought me an Apple computer. I've heard of privacy leaks and computer data stealers such as proxy server, etc. I know firewall proxy ...
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Time Machine fails to back up to NAS with error "The backup disk image could not be created."

On Monterey 12.7.4, I have used Time Machine to back up to an external hard drive. However, I would like to set up an additional network backup location so I don't have to remember to plug in my ...
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How do you change the channel of your wireless interface via CLI?

I am trying to manually change the channel of my M1 Macbook Air's wifi interface en0 from the command line. I understand this was previously possible using the airport CLI utility, but that's now ...
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Is there a way to force an application to use a specific network adapter / bind to a specific IP?

I run a VPN on my system, and using my system routing table, I can route traffic to specific outgoing IP addresses either through the VPN's utun network interface or through my ethernet adapter ...
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Why App Store & macOS updates downloads are so slow in macOS Sonoma?

I have a 1000/300 Mbps fibre connection. On my 2023-Nov 16" M3 Max MacBook Pro (which has Wi-Fi 6E), I have been experiencing slow download speeds exclusively from the Mac App Store and when ...
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Network Issue: Cellular Network Persistent until being super close to gateway, Messaging Apps Stuck on 'Connecting, connection super slow

Recently, I've noticed that whenever I connect my IPhone 6, software version is 12.5.6, to Wi-Fi, the cellular network connection icon appears at the top of my screen instead of the Wi-Fi symbol ...
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With wifi and mobile data off, iPhone still received and sent Whatsapp messages

A very strange thing happened this morning, my mobile data was off and Wifi was unconnected while travelling on a train. But I received multiple messages via WhatsApp. I was also able to send messages ...
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Using WiFi and Ethernet for same LAN at the same time, resolver issue

MacBook Pro M3 max, macOS Sonoma 14.4.1 Connected to a LAN with Wifi using DHCP. I have also a dock with 10G ethernet card connected to 10G switch on the same LAN using DHCP. There are also some other ...
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Connecting iPhone to both WiFi network and 4G/5G simultaneously?

Someone asked some time ago and I cannot believe it is not sorted: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/254808545?sortBy=best My use case: WiFi at home 5G in the garden But as I walk around the ...
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How to debug internet issue on macOS 14.x

I'm using MacBook Air, with M1 chipset running macOS 14.4.1 and connected to my home Wifi. Over the last few days I am facing a weird issue which leads to the internet not working for few apps like ...
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Large iCloud Network Traffic Normal?

While using my mobile data plan for tethering with my Mac i noticed that it quickly reached the maximum data limit of 40GB per month. To investigate where this traffic was coming from I installed a ...
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How to automatically cache NFS files on macOS Sonoma?

Is it possible to automatically cache files from an NFS server locally? I'm connected to the NFS server over a fairly low bandwidth link. Most of the files on the server change rarely. It would ...
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How to restore USB 10/100/1000 Network Interface after deleting it?

I deleted the USB 10/100/1000 network interface service and clicked no when asked if I'd like to have it returned on next connection. How can it be restored or all network settings reset? This ...
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Should ordinary web users somehow implement end-to-end protection of their DNS requests? [closed]

I've read that, when browsers send website requests, the DNS lookup part of the request is not encrypted, and is therefore a security vulnerability. Also, I'm aware that routers have DNS settings, ...
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Why do some webpages not load when connecting to an institution wifi?

I am currently having issues connecting with my Mac (Sonoma 14.4.1) to certain webpages using the wifi of my institution, and I am completely clueless about why this is happening, because from my ...
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Routing on macOS while internet sharing

I got some problems. So Ive connected an MikroTik with openwrt with my laptop over lan. The MikroTik has the ip address 10.10.1.200. I assigned my Mac the ip address 10.10.1.201 on the lan interface. ...
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Mounting a shared network folder using an active directory domain security group

Background: I am trying to deploy a custom backup strategy in my lab. A "trigger" script is executed periodically on the computer, fetches the most recent backup instructions for the machine ...
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how to check status of DNS resolution service and/or restart in macOS?

Background Connected to WiFi on Macbook Air, Early 2014, running Big Sur 11.7.10, logged in as a Standard (limited) User. Symptoms Browsing Internet works fine on Google Chrome. nslookup google.com ...
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How to replace functionality of deprecated `airport` command line application?

I am the author of the wifi-wand Ruby gem and command line application that reports and modifies wifi networking information on the Mac (https://github.com/keithrbennett/wifiwand). The airport utility ...
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Custom DNS entries based on Network

I've got a situation where I want to connect to servers using the same name but different ip addresses based on the network I'm connected to. Sometimes I'm working from home (with and without VPN), ...
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Using all loopback IPs on OS X

I has service that binds random loopback IP on 127.0.0.0/8 subnet on demand (like 127.12.34.56). It works fine on Linux but does not work on OS X. Only solution I found was to make alias for each ...
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Why does Time Machine settings not see a network drive?

Current backup solution Macbook Pro 13" (2020) running macOS 14.4.1 Sonoma Seagate 1TB external USB 3 drive formatted as Mac OS Extended (Case-sensitive, Journaled)/Master Boot Record I would ...
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Connection between 2 MacBooks using cable instead of WiFi?

Is this possible to use a cable for connection between two MacBooks like in Sidecar for iPad? I'm connecting to another MacBook with a smaller screen using ScreenSharing with HighPerformance profile(...
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How can I keep a connection to a file server active?

I have an M1 mac mini connected to my television. I use it to watch content including a library of movies stored on a Windows file server. I access these files using the "connect to server...&...
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inconsistent resolution of "localhost" macOS Sonoma 14.4.1

I expect localhost to resolve to 127.0.0.1, but I get NXDOMAIN. dig and host commands also return failed DNS resolution. Why should localhost go to DNS? nslookup localhost Server: 8.8.8.8 Address: ...
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MacOS /var/log/wifi.log contains no info. Unable to initialize unified logger

I'm experiencing ping spikes on my MacBook Pro M2, Sonoma MacOS. Tried to get some logs as being told here: https://apple.stackexchange.com/a/348574. However, no matter what, no logs appear in wifi....
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How can I fix an iCloud mail SMTP 554 5.7.1 Access Denied error?

This on a 15" M2 MBA on MacOS 14.4.1 Just recently I started getting a 554 5.7.1 SMTP error when sending iCloud mail. The Connection Doctor log says: READ Mar 26 04:50:47.891 [...
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macOS 14.4 Seems to Break stable IPv6 'autoconf secured' address

Recently there is instability in macOS reliably generating stable 'autoconf secured' IPv6 address upon reboot. Mine is a stateless IPv6 environment. This seems to be correlated with update to 14.4 (...
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Errant behavior in distribution of '.DS_Store' files

I am currently using macOS Ventura. According to "About this Mac", I am using ver. 13.6.5. Like some of you, I also employ a NAS (network file server+) for backups and general file storage. ...
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Mac OS cannot reach other IPs in local network

My macbook pro was not able to reach internet at my home wifi network. I realized DNS on wifi router IP was not responding. When I set 1.1.1.1 as DNS IP then it was working. After I found out my ...
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what are the CriticalDomains in com.apple.networkextension.control.plist

I use Little Snitch found my system automatically tries to connect to the Google public servers 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 (I haven't set it). I tried to figure out why. Then I found that after I deleted the ...
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routing between MacOS Sonoma interfaces

MacBook Air M2 Sonoma 14.4 After a couple of days trying different solutions I've read, time to ask here. Have a RPi 4 connected to MacBook through USB Ethernet adapter en5. Uses DHCPCD, but fails ...
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