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Installing a newer SSH2 Internet
[Editor's note: Although Mac OS X includes SSH2, there is a newer version with some improvements - the most notable of which is the removal of the connection delay that you get with the current version. Here's a how-to from a macosxhints reader for the newest version. I have not tested this myself as of yet, but I'd expect it to work as described]

Installing SSH2 on OSX is relatively simple. The step-by-step I got partly from the 2.4.0 version of SSH README and in great part from If you'd like the full step-by-step instructions, read the rest of this article...
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Detailed how-to on Tomcat and Apache Internet
I wrote a detailed account of how to set up Tomcat servlet container on MacOS X and how to integrate it with Apache. It includes instructions on building the elusive

I hope it is useful to folks!

[Editor: I haven't installed Tomcat on my machine, but just glancing at the page of instructions linked here shows them to be easy to follow and clearly written. Probably well worth the visit if you want to get Tomcat and Apache working happily in X.]
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Get your IP number from the terminal Internet
[Editor: Revised completely to reflect the tips added to the comments - thanks everyone!]

If you have a dynamic IP address (one that changes every time you connect to the net), there are a number of GUI tools that will display it for you. However, if you want to be able to get your IP number from a terminal session, the following appears to be the easiest way. The command uses 'wget' to read the contents of a web page that returns your IP address as seen by the external web server, and then processes the web page to extract the IP. The command to type is:

wget -q -O /dev/stdout |[space]
  grep '<H1>' | sed 's|</*H1>||g'

NOTE: Shown on two lines for a narrower window; enter on one line and replace [space] with an actual "space" character.

You'll get a single line containing your external IP address. Note that this will only continue to work as long as doesn't change the format of their web page! Thanks to everyone (see the comments) who contributed to the development of this tip.

Read the rest of this article for an explanation of how it works, and a way to make an easy to use "alias" that will make it as simple as typing "showmyip" or whatever you'd like to call it.
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Virtual host configuration for Apache Internet
From the editor: Would you like the ability to easily access web sites you set up by name, instead of by number? If so, you'll want to use Virtual Hosts in Apache which will let you do just that. Read the rest of the article for jaccorens' instructions on how to configure it. I have not done this yet on my machine, but intend to ... someday when I get some free time!
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Keep your mailbox from overflowing Internet
With the release of and OS X, Apple switched the email server from POP to IMAP. For most users, the change won't have a dramatic impact. However, there's a key difference between IMAP and POP. With POP, you retrieve your messages from the server, and (unless you tell it otherwise) they're deleted from the server. IMAP basically functions the other way around - when you're looking at your email in, you're actually looking at the IMAP server (those who know IMAP better than I can probably give a better description of the actual process). won't download and remove your mail unless you actually (a) delete it, or (b) move it to another mailbox. This has led some users hitting disk limits due to a large amount of email kept on the server.

If you'd like a simple method to prevent this from happening, read the rest of the article. This solution was distributed by Ron C. to the X4U mailing list.
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Connect To... script for OS X Internet
I really loved the "Connect To..." alias from macOS 9 and below. Unfortunately, Apple neglected to put something like it in OS X. I decided to take matters into my own hands and created an OS X script that opens any URL as specified in a dialog box from OmniWeb. You can download the working applet, or the source if you wish @
email me at if you like it!
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Eudora images and Internet
If you get mail with a picture from somebody sending mail with Eudora and you try to read it in you might need to tell them to re-send that picture as an attachment and not embedded between lines of text. If they don´t the only thing you see of that picture is a tiny little purple icon. Me and a friend triple checked this in mail sent with Eudora (5.x) and we also used AppleDouble, AppleSingle, BinHex and Uuencode data fork. So ask them not to paste or drag & drop any pictures between lines of text. They can paste the picture after the last word or as an attachment.

I don´t know if is to blame but I know the problem will end up in Apple's for MacOS X. The different encodings do not affect the jpeg-picture or the message.

URL of a bad example in

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Save web pages for offline viewing Internet
With OSX's built-in .pdf capability, saving web pages is super easy and you get to capture the full beauty of the page (layout, colors, and images intact).

Here are the quick and easy steps:
  1. From your browser (OmniWeb, etc.) press Command+P (or select File -> Print).
  2. At Print window, click on "Preview".
  3. You'll be brought to Preview program; select File->Save as PDF.
That's it. Happy viewing your saved, perfectly-preserved web pages.

--Vip Malixi
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Airport Software Base Station kills Classic net access Internet
If you have Airport configured to behave as a Software Base Station, it will prevent classic applications from accessing the Internet.

[Editor's note: This tip points to an article on how to use Mac OS X's UNIX core to create an emulated Airport Base Station.]
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Enabling mod_dav with Apache 1.3.19 and PHP Internet
This is really only relevant if you've followed the instructions from StepWise on how to configure and install Apache 1.3.19 and PHP 4.0.4pl1. What I discovered was that when you restart Apache, it will basically hang because of an error related to the apxs binary in /usr/sbin (take a look in the Console app for the exact error).

If you want to run your web server with WebDAV capabilities enabled on it, you will need to download the latest version of mod_dav, configure and install it, replacing the pre-installed module for Apache. The information for installing mod_dav can be found on the mod_dav site, but I will summarize it here.

Read the rest of the article for an excellent how-to on installing WebDAV support onto your new Apache...

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