I switched my machine to real IP from our 192.168.x.x but then my transfers from our file server stunk. So I found these 10.1 drivers on VersionTracker. Most of the cheap $10-$15 ethernet cards use the rtl8139c chipset. I found both D-Link DFE530TX+ and the SMC1244TX. I got a D-Link for $10 with a $10 rebate at a local store. Installed the card and ran the driver package. Worked perfectly first try. I guess gone are the days of "Mac Only" hardware. I'm thrilled. An easy way to tell if a card will work is look at the linux drivers, if they are rtl8139, you're set.
I saw this tip on MacFixIt and it was just what I had been looking for. In other words this works.
We have had a problem where, when selecting the "Connect to Server" command, we get multiple listings for the very Mac we are using, all with different IP addresses. In one case, the IP address was one we could never even recall using. Mark Delfs offered this solution, which worked:
Turn off AppleTalk from Network System Preferences.
Type cd /var
Type sudo rm slp.regfile to delete the slp.regfile file.
Turn AppleTalk back on.
The OS should now rebuild the file and you will no longer see the multiple IP numbers in the Connect to Server dialog box.
I had seen the previous post on setting up a software base station via the terminal, but I couldn't get it to work for the life of me. I then saw this free ethernet router program called geeroute.
You simply install the program, and set the client machine with the correct name server on your network and set the router address as 192.168.150.1. It worked with an ethernet network, so I wondered if it would work with airport.
So I just set up the Airport settings on my G4 with 10.0.1.1 as the Airport IP (like they used on the Software Base Station) and set the subnet mask as 255.255.255.0. Then I used 10.0.1.1 as the router address on my Pismo. I gave the Pismo the IP address 10.0.1.6, set the subnet mask, and put in the name server.....and it WORKS!! You can have a software base station up and running in less than 5 minutes!
10.1 claims to be able to access Windows (aka Samba) shares through Finder. It does, but getting it to work is not obvious. According to a KnowledgeBase article, you do "Connect to Server.." in finder and enter a URL of the form:
Two things to note:
The actual url might require a username, in the form of:
where Username is a user that can log into the box.
You cannot access shares that require Microsoft's Active Directory Service for authentication (as far as I have been told). It seems that this requires a different kind of password encryption not supported by OS X
I have not been able to determine how to do the mount on the command line, but it is probably done via the mount command as normal in unix with smbfs as the filesystem type.
Does anyone know of a way to change your IP address remotely? either through a shell script, Apple Script or a Perl Script? All I would want to do is log in (SSH, or a password protected web page) and run the script to toggle the Network 'Location' (my primary server went down today and my OS-X box is my backup server).
Or better yet does someone know of a script that will ping my primary server every few seconds, then if there is a non-response ping, run the above script.
[Editor's note: See the comments for the answer - 'scselect' is a Darwin-specific command-line utility to switch the current location!]
I realize that readers might be getting tired of the pipe-related tricks, but here's a quick one that may be of use to anyone running a webserver from OSX. As you realize, the Net is in for yet another round of annoyance with the introduction of the nimda worm. Like its CodeRed predecessors, it primarily targets Microsoft IIS servers, not Apache which is installed by default with OSX. While Apache is immune to this PARTICULAR attack**, it is still affected by the fact that an infected Windows system will launch hundreds of attempts to find other vulnerable systems, thereby creating a denial-of-service situation across the Internet.
Anyhow, if you do serve HTTP from your OSX box, here's a quick way to check if a nimda-infected system has contacted yours:
to show all the unique IPs of infected systems. Or you could add:
| wc -l
to the end of the above command to just see the total number of different attempts made.
** A gentle reminder that choosing the Mac as our platform doesn't inherently make us more secure from net attacks and exploits -- it's just the fact that more people are using Windows at this time, so that's where most of the blackhats turn their attention towards.
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...
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.
Question: how can I automatically mount a server at login? I've got two machines both running OS X, and I want one to always access the other as a server when I log in, but can't for the life of me figure out how to do that.