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November 15, 2010

How-To change MAC address of your ethernet network card with Mac OS X

Filed under: Apple & Mac,How-To,IT — Tags: , — marcomc @ 11:35

If using Mac OS X you find yourself in a situation to test the correct functionality of a DHCP server or you need to force the lease af a different IP address from a DHCP server, you may want to change the MAC address of your ethernet network card so to be recognised as a new client of the network.

October 22, 2010

What are the username and password to access my iPhone and iPad via SSH?

Filed under: Apple & Mac,IT — Tags: , , , — marcomc @ 13:26
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As jailbreaking procedures are now legalised, we can freely speak about jailbroken iPhones.

October 19, 2010

Where to download the iPhone firmwares

Filed under: Apple & Mac,IT — Tags: , , , — marcomc @ 17:14

This is the list of the iPhone firmwares (iPhoneOS, iOS) available up to now.

October 16, 2010

What to do if the AFP service needs to be restarted periodically?

Filed under: Apple & Mac,IT,Troubleshooting — Tags: , , — marcomc @ 15:39
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Recently, after upgrading my Mac Mini Core 2 Duo (turned into server) to Snow Leopard Server 10.6.4, I started experiencing a very annoying problem, the AFP service was periodically stopping to share the chosen folders (Shared Points) to the clients.

October 10, 2010

How-To open multiple instances of an application with OS X

Filed under: Apple & Mac,How-To,IT — Tags: , , — marcomc @ 01:52
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It happened to me to have the need to run at the same time the Skype application in Mac OS X  being logged with two different accounts, this was needed to test the messaging and file sharing capabilities or simply to be able to receive calls on two different accounts or registered numbers at the same time.

September 10, 2010

How-To set the Bundle attribute to a file in Mac OS X

Filed under: Apple & Mac,How-To,IT — Tags: , — marcomc @ 01:25

If you want to make a folder to appear like a Bundle File (a single transportable file) preventing the user to access a file (and possibly mess with its content) what you have to do is to set the Bundle attribute with this simple CLI command:

August 27, 2010

How-To change hostname in Mac OS X Server Snow Leopard with scutil

Filed under: Apple & Mac,How-To,IT — Tags: , — marcomc @ 10:05

scutil provides a command line interface to the “dynamic store” data maintained by configd. [from the scutil manual]

August 19, 2010

Snow 303 Notebook

Filed under: Apple & Mac,IT — Tags: , , , , , , , — marcomc @ 19:25

My personal notebook made in preparation for the Snow 303 exam for the Apple Certified Specialist – Security and Mobility 10.6 certification on Mac OS X Server 10.6 Snow Leoaprd.

May 23, 2010

Resetting the Firewall to the Default Setting in Mac OS X Server 10.6

A server can become unreachable for remote administration due to an error with the firewall configuration. In such a case, you must reset the firewall to its default state so Server Admin can access the server.

Dead Men’s Switch with OS X Server

Filed under: Apple & Mac,IT — Tags: , , , , — marcomc @ 13:28

Dead men’s switch (name taken from the railroad industry) is a technique you can use to protect yourself against accidental lockout while configure firewalls.

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