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Why would there be an ifconfig listing en2 with 169.254.x.x on OSX 10.6.8?

Web browsing was becoming very slow, after trying in two different places (home,starbucks). I was looking at ifconfig output and everything I found reasons for, lo0 gif0 stf0, except for one of the ...
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Bridging two interfaces using NatD on OS X 10.6 (not working)

I have an OS X 10.6 machine with two network cards: 1 - 10.1.10.2 2 - 192.168.1.2 and I'd like to forward all traffic coming in on port 192.168.1.2:4096 to another machine on the 10.* subnet ...
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/etc/hosts file loses changes on OS X restart

I'm doing web development on Mac OS X (10.6) and to speed this up created a few virtual hosts with short, easy-to-type names like sandbox.drupal7.loc and gwwc.drupal7.loc. I did so following the ...
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1answer
485 views

VPN hangs when reconnecting in Mac OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard

Sometimes my router will loose internet connection or the settings may get reset while I'm logged into my companies VPN. The VPN automatically disconnects. When I try to reconnect, the connection ...
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2answers
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Airdrop between Snow Leopard and Lion

I have a new laptop (running Lion) and want to transfer some of my files from my old laptop (running Snow Leopard). How can I use the airdrop function to copy the files from Snow Leopard to Lion?
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Local DNS server on OS X with no network connection

I've got a local DNS server running, with an entry in etc/resolver/gm.local to make *.gm.local use this local DNS server (which in turn just points everything to localhost). This works fine when I ...
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2answers
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DNS server setting resets on reboot

I recently changed my physical location, and had to change my DNS server setting in network preferences. However my Mac reverts back to original DNS server IP address on each reboot and I have to ...
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895 views

Can't browse windows network from OSX

Here's the situation: I've got a Windows PC (running Win 7) that I want to be able to see from my Mac (running Snow Leopard). I've been through all the tutorials about how to get it working, and I ...
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1answer
359 views

Network section of Audio MIDI Setup freezes – how to fix?

I'm trying to setup a networked MIDI connection over WLAN from my iPad to my Mac, as this guide describes. However, when I open Audio MIDI Setup and go to Window -> Show MIDI Window, then click ...
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1answer
1k views

Mysterious shared server with same name appearing / disappearing

I have a mysterious and somewhat suspicious occurrence on my OSX Snow Leopard. Every now & then I get a shared network entry appear in the finder, and then disappear after say 5 minutes. The name ...
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1answer
307 views

Can't access Leopard (Mac Mini) from Snow Leopard (Macbook) - Remote Management & File Sharing

Solved - It was my router, that had some issues routing this traffic in between Wired & WiFi connections. When I switched both to WiFi, it worked right away. Problem - Can't access Mac Mini's ...
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Building a Mac/PC Network in a Dorm with Network Restrictions

I have been a Windows XP user for the last few years, but I recently bought a 15'' MacBook Pro for research purposes. I would like to set up a no-hassle Mac/PC Network at home so that I can access the ...
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OS X 10.6 shared network folder problems

Users on a college network can see the shared folder but cannot write to it. No problem seeing it but cannot write to it. Have added permissions to sharepoint on Server Admin.
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Resume interrupted file copy Mac OS X

My laptop froze up in the middle of a (large) file copy from my desktop (over a simple LAN). The copy operation was about 2/3 complete when this happened and I was just wondering how (if at all) I can ...
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1answer
723 views

Networking Mac and PC - Firewall Issue?

Here's the scenario: Work network - I have a Mac and a PC - OS X is Snow Leopard - Windows 7 I am trying to connect to the PC from the Mac. IT ONLY works if I turn off the firewall in Windows. I ...
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354 views

Pinging a Windows 7 from a Mac, what firewall rules apply?

I have a Mac PC and a Windows PC on the same network. If I turn the firewall off on the Windows PC the Mac can ping it, if I turn it on, the Mac cannot. I've checked every individual option in the ...
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2k views

Routing connections through VPN based on hostname (not IP range)

This bugs me immensly. I need to connect to client's network through VPN. But I definitely do not want to send all the traffic through client's network so this option is out of question. What I need ...
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Mac OS X's firewall asks: allow the application “master” network access?

In OS X 10.6.5, the following dialogue popped up: What is this application? What does it do? Cheers! EDIT (to increase googlability): OS X firewall: Do you want the application "master" to accept ...
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1answer
2k views

Network Windows computer won't show in Finder of Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)

Old Macs had windows locations automatically shown in the Finder under Network. New Macs doesn't. How come and how can I change it?
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1answer
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Mac OS X 10.6.5 and link-local addresses (169.254.x.x)

Starting with the latest update of Mac OS X (10.6.5) all Apple applications (Safari, Mail, iChat, etc.) don't connect to the internet anymore, if the assigned IP address is from the 169.254.0.0./16 ...
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1answer
1k views

Persistent static routes fail on MacOS 10.6.5 startup!

I'm unable to get static routes to persist a reboot on Mac OS 10.6.5. I've tried all of the methods prescribed in Google search results, and previous posts on this site. I've tried manually creating a ...
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1answer
731 views

Mac OS X 10.6 Kerberos authentication for network shares

I'm on a kerberos network, and I want to add someone's network kerberos username to one of my shared folders on my mac. On windows, assuming you were on the same domain, you could just type in the ...
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2k views

How to route certain applications through a VPN and others to use my 'standard' connection in OSX 10.6?

I am currently working abroad and use my company's VPN for FTP and some browsing. This is a relatively slow connection and while it is suitable for those VPN necessities; much of my other internet ...
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1answer
89 views

I have a switch, a cable modem and 2 macs with mac os x, can I configure one of the macs as wired and wireless router?

It's pretty simple really, if anyone has instructions on how to do this, I would appreciate it. My router is on the way, but I don't want to wait, I have a switch, a cable modem and 2 macs with mac os ...
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2answers
2k views

How can I connect a Windows 7 and MacbookPro together on network to share files?

I have a Windows 7 and MacbookPro (SnowLeopard 2.6.4) connected on my home router. How can I connect them over the network so I can easily share files?
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1answer
579 views

iTunes on iMac, media on Linux server via SMB - slow imports, changes and stalls

I have an unRAID server (If you're unfamiliar with unRAID, you can check it out at lime-technology.com) which is a Linux based server. I'm getting terrible performance with iTunes on my iMac. The ...
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1k views

How do I make VirtualBox's vboxnet interface show up in the OS X network configuration GUI?

I'm willing to do any amount of frobbing of settings in .plist and .xml files to make this work. The scenario is this: I have a nice Android based phone. The phone can do USB tethering. OS X 10.6 ...
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804 views

How to copy connections to other locations in Mac Network Preferences

The Problem: I want to be able to use selected connections in different Location(by Location I mean Location combo in Mac Network Preferences). I want to be able to find a connection in Network ...
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1answer
4k views

Selectively routing traffic via ethernet or wifi, with proper DNS (Mac OS X 10.6)

When I'm at work, I access various intranet pages as well as the wider Internet through ethernet. However, the company LAN blocks some ports (e.g. Google Calendar). I can get to those through WiFi. ...
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3answers
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How can I automatically mount a network drive in Snow Leopard?

I would like to automatically mount a certain SMB share whenever I log into my account on Snow Leopard. Way back in the Old Days on Mac Classic, all I had to do was Get Info on the drive in question ...
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1answer
1k views

Problems connecting to Skype 2.8 with Mac OS X Snow Leopard

I have just downloaded Skype and I cannot get it work on my mac. I am running the newest version 2.8. Whenever I try to connect I get the error "Cannot connect to Skype. Please check your network ...
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Mac true folder sync

I'm looking for a free solution to sync 2 folders together with a true sync. Meaning you delete a file in either place, and it updates that in the other folder. Not a backup from one to the other type ...
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Mac OS X Snow Leopard: How to connect to a windows \\share?

How do I connect from Snow Leopard to a \\server\folder location on a windows server?
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1answer
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How do you hide a computer name on a network? (OS X 10.6)

I regularly plug my Macbook Pro into a network at work, but because of the way Mac networking works, my computer's name instantly becomes available to any other Mac on the network. Is there a way to ...
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1answer
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Configuring VirtualBox host only networking: OSX host, Ubuntu guest

SOLVED: I got this working by reconfiguring the vbox network settings to 192.168.21.19 (in VirtualBox -> Preferences -> Network) and commenting the line specifying a gateway as it's not needed (no ...
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1answer
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Snow Leopard takes a long time to connect to Windows/Samba server

We run a very heterogeneous network here: There is some XP, Vista, 7, Leopard, Snow Leopard clients, and Windows 2003 (one remaining legacy app), 2008, and Linux servers. The main file server runs ...
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How to connect to a Virtualbox guest from the host when network cable unplugged

I'd like to work offline (I'm flying to the US twice this month), to do this I need access to a linux development server. Update: After searching for a while, this is the same problem I'm ...
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How are you supposed to NAT with Snow Leopard Server mini with only 1 ethernet port?

How are you supposed to NAT with Snow Leopard Server mini with only 1 ethernet port?
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1answer
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MacBook not connecting anywhere via VPN

I was wondering if someone could help me troubleshoot this issue. I have a handful of VPNs set up on my MacBook (Snow Leopard) which I know are working, but today when I tried to use them I get the ...
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617 views

How do you add subdomains to .local on Snow Leopard?

I've got servername.local working both locally and from other office computers. I've got subdomain.servername.local working locally but I can't figure out how to get that working from other office ...
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570 views

MacBook Pro with OSX 10.6.3 (Snow Leopard) Wi-Fi network connection breaks after few minutes

I have a MacBook Pro with OSX 10.6.3 (Snow Leopard). After connecting on a Wi-Fi network, the connection "breaks" after a few minutes. What I mean by "breaking" is that all requests, whether it is ...
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1answer
2k views

How to control VPN client via commandline

There must be a way to control the built-in VPN client in OS-X Snow Leopard, I simply can't find documentation about it. I want to be able to connect and disconnect while I'm ssh'd into my box ...
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1answer
273 views

Why is Transmission constantly active?

I am using Transmission (1.92, the latest version) in Mac OS X 10.6.2 Snow Leopard, and have noticed that, without any torrents (at all, not even paused), Little Snitch reports constant activity from ...
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1answer
6k views

How to set up VPN connection? Virtual Box 3.1.4 installed. Host - Snow Leopard(Mac) Guest - Windows 7 (32-bit)

I have Virtual Box 3.1.4 installed. Host - Snow Leopard(Mac) Guest - Windows 7 (32-bit). I have installed Windows on my MAC because I need it for work. I cannot establish VPN connection (using NAT). I ...
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2answers
1k views

Network Proxies all grayed out…why?

I'm a new Mac OS X 10.6 user, and I was trying to change the Network Proxies settings. However, it's all grayed out and was wondering how to make it editable? I'm the admin of the computer, so this is ...
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Is my ethernet port broken?

Im on a macbook (black, model 4,1), and it seems my ethernet doesn't work. When I plug in the cable, System Preferences > Network says: This suggest that the ethernet card is at least partially ...
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1answer
2k views

How can I stop a network drive from mounting on startup - Mac OS X 10.6.2

Specifically, a network drive that I previously mounted manually for a one-time operation and now tries to re-mount every time I login. The drive is not setup as a login item in my accounts pref ...
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3answers
12k views

Enable SMB file sharing on OS X - “Incorrect Password”

I have a Mac running Snow Leopard connected to an Active Directory domain. I can share folders on the Mac and view files from Windows without problems. When I try to enable my Mac account for write ...
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790 views

Snow Leopard - resolving hostnames issue

This worked in Leopard, although since Snowie came along … I have a Location setup with a DNS server to use [eg 10.0.0.17] , and a search string [eg sub.dom.ain.com] In the terminal: $ nslookup ...
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1answer
2k views

How to create a split tunnel VPN on OSX for Cisco VPN client?

How can I configure my VPN client on OSX as a split tunnel? I don't want all my traffic to travel over the (slow) VPN. Surely there must be a way to add a default route that bypasses the VPN. I am ...