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Mounting NAS Volumes in Mac OS X the Right Way

I’ve been using Mac OS X for a while now, but upgraded to a 13-inch Macbook Pro Retina about a year ago.  I love having access to the command line and I just RDP when I need to do anything

Posted in OS X & iDevices

NoMachine NX for OS X Successfully Authenticates But Won’t Load Sessions

I recently discovered NoMachine’s NX while looking for an easy way to encrypt VNC. NX, if you aren’t familiar with it, is generally a PITA to setup, but well worth the pain (on Linux anyway). All traffic goes over SSH

Posted in OS X & iDevices, Security

OS X: launchctl: error unloading

Need to uninstall xquartz but keep running into the following error? macbook:~ clem$ sudo launchctl unload -w /Library/LaunchAgents/org.macosforge.xquartz.startx.plist launchctl: Error unloading: org.macosforge.xquartz.startx For whatever reason, you have to run this particular unload as a regular user and not as root

Posted in OS X & iDevices

OS X: How to Setup NAT on Lion and Mountain Lion

It appears Apple changed the way NAT works, starting in Lion and this upset a lot of people. Apparently, nat would just stop working for some folks after they upgraded to Lion from Snow Leopard. Finding really in-depth information about

Posted in Networking, OS X & iDevices

[Solved] Parallels Desktop: Interface vmnet1 is not present. This should be created at boot time.

I recently modified my Parallels DHCP settings because I’m really particular about the internal subnets I work with in the lab (192.168 is the ugliest subnet ever). Once I modified the file at /Library/Preferences/VMware\ Fusion/networking (OS X) my Parallels Desktop

Posted in Networking, OS X & iDevices, VMware

Using Bookpedia, SQLite, Book+ and PowerShell to Organize Your e-Book Collection

This setup is so unlikely, I doubt anyone on the ‘net will be looking for this solution but: if you’re an eBook loving Windows developer who uses a Macbook Pro for your primary workstation, this may appeal to you. My

Posted in OS X & iDevices, PowerShell

OpenVPN: Update Client DNS Servers on Mac OS X Using the Command Line.

There’s a bit of a debate on how best to update your DNS resolver on Mac OS X when connecting to an OpenVPN Server. For whatever reason, even if use DHCP on the VPN server, OS X won’t use the

Posted in Networking, OS X & iDevices

OS X: Find Network Gateway using the Comand Line

This is a bit more complex than it should be; I was hoping networksetup would make this easier but, alas. Using netstat -nr appears to be the best way to find your gateway from the command line: netstat -nr |

Posted in OS X & iDevices

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