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Oct
03

Use Rumpus FTP Web Feature on default ports on OS X Server

Rumpus is a great FTP product that has a web interface as well.  The issue with installing Rumpus on OS X Server is that the default web ports are used by the server itself.

So if you are not planning on using web services or, more importantly, Profile Manager.  You can follow the steps in Maxum Development's blog post to disable the built-in apache service in OS X Server.  You can then enable Rumpus on port 80 or 443.

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Oct
02

Running an application as root on OS X

Many administrators who use OS X have a good understanding of the command line interface and how to use it, and can often accomplish what they want to doing so. I for one, happen to be one of those. However there are times when using the CLI is just a bit more cumbersome than I'd prefer. A great example is manually editing a file that I don't have write access too. I am alright with vi as a command line text editor, but Text Edit, in plain text mode, is sometimes just more convenient. Unfortunately, while administrators can easily authenticate as, or obtain root access in the CLI, doing so in the GUI without enabling, and logging in as the root user is much more difficult. Thankfully, you can run an application as root by using a quick command in the terminal application.

Open the Terminal application. At the prompt, type the sudo command and then the path to the executable file inside an application's bundle. We'll use TextEdit for this example:

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Oct
01

Where did my camera roll go in iOS 8?

Your photos have not been deleted. They have just moved to a new location. The new Photo App has replaced your camera roll and PhotoStream.  Your photos that had been in PhotoStream are now in Recently Added.  Recently Added consists of photos added within the last 30 days on you iOS devices.  If you delete a photo here it will delete off of all of your devices. In order to view your older photos, you need to use the Years, Collections, and Moments views. 

Oct
01

CrashPlan runs out of memory and crashes

Before backing up to your destinations, the CrashPlan app performs data de-duplication. Large file selections take more memory to de-duplicate, so in some cases, a large file selection (over 1 TB or 1 million files) can cause the CrashPlan app to run out of memory and crash. Adjusting the maximum amount of memory allocated to the CrashPlan app service can resolve this issue.

 

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Sep
30

Cisco AnyConnect VPN client and OS X Mavericks BUG

There is a bug with Cisco AnyConnect VPN client and OS X Mavericks that will cause the VPN connection to randomly disconnect.  It happens using Wi-Fi or Ethernet. 

 

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Sep
25

OS X Yosemite Login Window Background

OS X Yosemite sets the login window to the last admin users background.It’s using a cached file located in:/Library/Caches/com.apple.desktop.admin.pngIf you replace this file, it MUST be a PNG file. If you want to lock the file so it sticks for all users, change the permissions to 555chmod 555 /Library/Caches/com.apple.desktop.admin.png 

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