Enable FTP Server in Mac OS X El Capitan

There’s no need to download an FTP server with OS X El Capitan.  Apple has embedded an FTP server than you can turn on easily!  

 

  P.S.  FTP is insecure, but sometimes you can’t avoid it!

iPhone or iPad sync session failed to start

The backup and sync feature with Apple’s iTunes is slowly being replaced by iCloud’s features. But if you’re cheap like me and have over 120GB on your 128GB iPhone, you don’t want to resync with the cloud in the event of a failure. I have so much freaking data, I need a local back up. … Continue Reading

Delete a route in Mac OS X Yosemite

I realized I had a post for how to add a static route, but didn’t have one for how to delete one…. So here ya go!  

Down for a couple days…

I upgraded this server from OS X Mountain Lion Server to OS X Mavericks Server two nights ago….. The server is remotely managed by Macstadium and they HOOKED me up when it didn’t return from the upgrade.  They rebuilt the upgrade from USB and  put it back where it needed to be!  Kudos to Phil @ … Continue Reading

How to Add a Route in Mac OS X Mavericks

Ever have need to access a network that your default gateway (router) doesn’t know about?  Just add the route via the CLI/Terminal on a Mac OS X running Mavericks! The command is sudo route -n add (network) (gateway)

Enable VNC from Command line on a Mac

I rarely use VNC because there are more secure methods of remote management out there. But sometimes, when those methods fail, I need a backup. Here’s a way to turn on VNC from the command line in Mac OS X:

If you need to reset the VNC password via command line use this command … Continue Reading

Where is httpd.conf on Mac OS X Server?

Mac OS X Server is awesome! But it “hides” configuration files for some of the services it runs. Finding them can be a pain… This is the directory where OS X Server puts all of the relevant httpd.conf files: /Library/Server/Web/Config/apache2/sites/

Disable Adobe Reader for Safari PDFs

If you absolutely MUST have Adobe Reader installed on your Mac, you probably hate how Adobe takes over Safari.  So anytime you view a PDF in Safari, you’ll have to load an Adobe plugin and slow your computer down to a halt… Yep, Adobe is great at making crapware! To disable this junk, it’s super … Continue Reading

Show the entire contents of a file in Linux/Ubuntu/Mac

I’m primarily a Juniper engineer, so most of my commands are followed by ” | no-more”. If you’re like me, you probably like to print the entire contents of files/output and scroll up within the terminal. There’s a super easy command that will print the contents of a file to the screen. “cat” cat output.txt