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!

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

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

Change the SSHd port on Mac OS X

If you enable SSH on your mac, you’ll notice that you can’t easily change the listening port. This means that if you leave your computer connected for any time to the Internet you’ll see all sorts of brute force login attempts in /var/log/system.log. To change the default port (22) of SSH on a Mac it’s … Continue Reading

Find Your Mac’s Age

With OS X Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8) coming out soon, you may be wondering “Will my Mac or Macbook run Mountain Lion?” It’s really easy to find out. Just go here: http://support.apple.com/specs/ and put your serial number in. Mountain Lion will support the following devices: MacBook Pro – 13″ from mid 2009 or later, 15″ … Continue Reading

How I keep my Mac safe and clean

With the recent news about the Flashback trojan on the Mac platform, I thought I’d give you a look into how I keep the Macs in my family safe. Step 1 The first step to keeping your Mac safe is NOT INSTALLING FLASH!!  Adobe Flash is a security nightmare.  The open ports and multiple callbacks … Continue Reading