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Why is my Mac contacting Romania?

I just used Onyx to clean out my caches and log files after which I did a reboot. Browsing the "All Messages" panel of the Console app I noticed this line: 10/27/13 3:38:03.000 PM kernel: ...
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SplunkForwarder Setup - Mac 10.8

SO I have a set of server that I want to add to the corp Splunk server so I can get to the logs for all my Mac servers easier. THe problem I have is there is o configuration instructions for Mac, all ...
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Log newly created files

I would like to make a log of all newly created files and/or folders under a particular directory. I'm trying to monitor what files are being moved to and copied from a directory on OSX Mountain Lion ...
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Track/log wifi devices around access point that are not (yet) connected

I am trying to log the MAC address of wifi devices around that try to connect to a free wifi. I.e. on an iPhone you will often see that screen proposing free wifis around you. In order to display ...
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How to find logs of Remote Management and Remote Login on my Mac?

Today I was going to share my WiFi internet connection, when I realized I had the Remote Management sharing turned on, on my Mac, giving all privileges to all users including Guests. I thought it was ...
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Mac Console.app not logging any messages

I recently attempted to overcome the 500 message limitation on console logs using the advice provided here: Mac: Extend or disable 500 Messages Limit of Console I copied the PLIST file onto my ...
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“Console log” options doesn't appear in system log queries for Mac 10.7 console.app

In Mac OS 10.6, the Console.app had an option to show the "Console Log" which included what looks like the stdout/stderr message of running applications not explicitly sent to syslog. The option ...
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Secure delete logs in Mac OS X

Securely erasing data from OS X is easy. But is there a way to securely erase all logfiles (including the system logs contained in some database) without actually messing the system up?
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On MacOS where would a message be logged if the startup disk is not found? (Trouble shooting startup problem.)

When starting up an iMac (Intel, Snow Leopard 10.6.6) the first time after being off for a while the Mac starts up from a system backup on an external drive rather than the internal drive as it ...
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On Mac OS X, how do I clear out Console.app?

I'm trying to use Console.app to debug some problems on my Mac. I've cleared out the log files from inside /Library/Logs and ~/Library/Logs but I still have around 4000 messages left! I tried the ...
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How do you enable syslogd to accept incoming connections on Snow Leopard from remote loggers?

How do I get syslogd to accept incoming connections from remote hosts on Snow Leopard? I'd like to centralize logging such that various devices and systems send logs to Snow Leopard's syslogd, ...
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How can I get a data usage/access log for an external hard-drive?

I'm working in an office with many people and sometimes I leave my external hard drive with my personal data inside. I would to know if there is some way to see if my hard disk was used during my ...
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System logs in Mac OSX 10.6

Something is filling up my system log files, to the point that console.app will only show the last half hour of each file. It looks like something is trying to escape its sandbox, but I'm not exactly ...
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Mac: What is /Users/PortDetect.log?

I have a file called /Users/PortDetect.log on my MacBook Pro, with contents like Wed Nov 25 18:22:42 2009 -- PortDetect started... Wed Nov 25 18:23:19 2009 -- PortDetect started... Who is making ...
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Xserve G5 mysteriously powering down - why?

We have an old Xserve dual G5 running Leopard client OS (don't ask). Recently - after a few weeks of happy serving - it has started to shutdown overnight. The "Energy Saver" settings have been set to ...
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Log URLs that Flash calls?

I want to log any URLs that are being called from Flash on my Mac. Any suggestions on tools that I could use? A nice TCP logger would work.