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10.1 upgrade preparation System
Once I get my hands on 10.1 I want to re-install to correct some poor partitioning etc.

Does any one know how I can take applications and data across from a backup.

My main concern is to bring across my mail from

What type of preparation work would you suggest and what would be the smallest partition you recommend for 9.2 as I do not particularly need classic apps anymore.

I have a TiPB400 with 20GB HD.

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Mozilla 0.9.4 released Web Browsers
Although this is somewhat old news, I finally got around to downloading and installing the latest Mozilla build (0.9.4) for OS X. Overall, it's a very nice browser. They took care of my biggest complaint about prior releases -- the ability to shrink or grow the text on the page. There are some nice touches, too, like a contextual menu item for "Block images from this host" and the downloadable themes (I'm partial to modern right now, but there's also an "Aqua" available).

There's still a bug that makes Mozilla basically unusable for those on dual processor machines, but the good news is that the bugzilla bug tracking site shows that there is a patch ready for final test and incorporation into the build cycle -- so it shouldn't be too long before Mozilla works just fine on dual processor machines.

It's not perfect, but it renders pages quiclkly and accurately, and seems quite stable in my usage so far. Visit and download the 0.9.4 build if you want to check it out.
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Help with mod_mp3 streaming server UNIX
I have recently tried setting up a MP3 server using mod_mp3, but so far have had trouble streaming my files.

If anyone who has had experience setting this up could please share there experiences and httpd.conf directives, that would be great.
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Multihoming for mulitple network connections Network
I had a devil of a time getting my DSL, LAN, and LW 16/600 to work together on OS 10.0.4. Finally today, thanks to one of the geniuses at the VA Apple store, I have it all working and I thought I would pass along what I did for those suffering the same agony.

Read the rest if you'd like to learn how to have one device (Ethernet) configured to use multiple protocols at the same time...
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New tips and final thoughts on last week... Site News
I've posted a hint and a few help requests which came in over the weekend, and you may have noticed that the stock quote has been replaced with donation information for the Red Cross. This is the only lasting change you'll notice on the site regarding the events of last week, but I will be leaving it up for the forseeable future as a reminder of what has happened and the continuing need for assistance.

As for the comments regarding the picture I posted earlier...first, the photographer (Thomas E. Franklin) is on staff of The Record, and they have a larger image available, although it is still low-res. For higher resolution versions, you'd probably have to contact the paper directly.

As for the comment that political statements of any sort do not belong on this site, and that the image of the American flag being raised in the debris was, in fact, a staged political image ... the image is not staged. Read Thomas Franklin's first-person account of the image capture for yourself, but it was not a 'set shot' of any kind. Second, I am an American citizen, and that particular image grabbed at my heart strings and captured the essence of the American spirit. Yes, I'm aware of the relative importance of thinking globally and non-regionally, but there's no denying my heritage nor my feelings about the events of September 11th. I'm sorry if anyone found the image to be political, but I do not regret deciding to publish it.

Finally, this is not a political site, nor do I have any desire for it to become one, which is why I'm getting back to the business of posting hints and tips on using Mac OS X, while keeping the victims and their relatives in my thoughts. 10.1 is due out shortly, and with it, a whole slate of new and interesting things to work with ... watch this space for new hints and how-to's once 10.1 hits the streets!

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I am using an AirPort network at home, and want to use a more secure way of sending mail. My mail server accepts connections over SSH, SSH2, TSL and SSL, but I can't find a way to configure to use these protocols.

Does anyone have an idea on how to accomplish a change of protocols in Or is this something that is best done in NetInfo Manager? I'd rather not remap the ports, since I have more than one mail account on different servers, and not all of them accept the secure protocols...
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How to uninstall UNIX packages UNIX
I was having problems with XFree86, where a window manager i installed caused the whole thing to go kablooey and I wanted to un-install it. After reading this site, I found that the standard way of uninstalling doesnt work because of a bug in the installer. Well, I got the installer to list the files that the .pkg included, and I saved it to a text file. I then opened it up and found that besides the first line of the document, every line contained the name of one file and its path.

Now, while I dont know UNIX or scripting, I do know that there are enough smart people out there to figure out how to write something that will take this file listing and delete them all....Maybe a piped rm thing or something? Any thoughts?

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Access your OS X box from anywhere Network
If you want to access your OS X computer from remote locations, you've probably encountered some of the same frustrations I did in easily connecting from anywhere. I've tracked down Java software that allows (more or less) secure, easy access from any computer with a web browser.

The built-in SSH server, and the VNC server compiled for OS X, are invaluable tools for complete remote control, but have a weakness: both require specialized client software at your remote location, which is difficult to find at a typical internet cafe, corporate, or educational computer.

Fortunately, smart people have written Java SSH, VNC, and FTP clients: so read the rest for my advice on setting up your built-in Apache server for full remote access.
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Compiling snort for OS X UNIX
It may just be paranoia, but I've ahd a rash of anon FTP and other attempts on my systems here after the attack. I've got Brickhouse installed (still new to the use of it) but I wanted to add in some alert security.

SNORT ( is highly recommended from what I hear, but I'm having some trouble getting it to work. I've installed the devTools have tried to compile it (after chaninging the HOST info to "localhost" in the configure file) but I'm getting a make error after the compile...

Read the rest of the article for the error output if you think you can help debug this issue...
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There's more important news... Desktop
Although some of America's icons may have been damaged in the terrorist attack of September 11th, our spirit is intact, as shown in this photo by Thomas E. Franklin (AP Photo/The Record). My thoughts go out to all those directly impacted by this tragedy, and to those working in critical public service roles -- firefighters, police officers, doctors and nurses, volunteers, etc. May you all be safe and successful with your respective assisgnments. has set up a Red Cross Donation Page, and they are waiving ALL their fees and giving 100% of the funds to the Red Cross. So far, they've collected in excess of $1,000,000. This is but one small way you can help with the relief efforts, even if you're not local to the affected areas.

In the now-trivial category of site-related information, I have emptied out the 'pending' queue from the last 36 hours. Due to a bug in Geeklog, these will not show as "new articles", but there is new stuff posted. Make sure you read the rest of the home page for all the new stories. After today, I will be out of town through Sunday evening without web access, which means that site updates will not return to a normal schedule until Monday the 17th.

Take care and be safe, and please, donate what you can (blood, money, supplies, time, thoughts) to help those who have been affected by the events of September 11th.

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