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Suppressing the password request on ssh

When from a machine one needs to often access another one via ssh, it may be annoying to have to give the password every time. It is however simple (just three commands!) to let a machine trust another one by

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Interesting hidden apps in Mac OS-X

Well, we know that the Mac has a lot of hidden tricks and goodies. I just accidentally discovered that it has a some hidden interesting apps. They are in /System/Library/CoreServices/Applications One is “Network Utility”, a GUI front-end to some network commands,

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Sending mail from the mac (el capitan)

Found good indications to effectively enable sending mail from the mac! (essential, e.g., fo running moodle and other cms which e.g. use e-mail for confirming registered users). It is a post published by Anders. I had some problems though: I had

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Installing moodle on mac

The quickstart is rather staightforward. The only headache was the connection with the DB: localhost would not work, it has to be replaced with 127.0.0.1 For the setting of cron, the best indication are given by Ralf Krause.

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Changing host name

Rebloggling from blog.psyrendust.com: When I log into the network at my job my Mac’s hostname always turns to: larryx.na.corp.ipgnetwork.com I have my local hostname set to: larryx.local So What I would like to do is set my Mac’s hostname to

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No airport card installed (!?!) on a Macbook

Suddenly, a Macbook running OSX 10.6.8 started complaining that there was “No airport card installed”. I googled a bit, and found that it might have been a hardware malfunctioning. In some other cases instead, people reported such a problem after

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Can’t connect to the App Store /AND/OR/ Itunes connection error: Can’t connect to Itunes Store

I’ve been fighting with this damned error after upgrading more than one Mac (in general from 10.6 to 10.7 or 10.8). OS upgrade was ok, but then no access to further upgrades, nor to the App Store (the system was

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