macOS – Editing the Hosts File
Jan07

macOS – Editing the Hosts File

KB ID 0001268 Dtd 07/01/17 Another guest post from Daniel Newton Problem I’ve had windows for years; I knew the OS inside out. Recently, I switched to Mac. But I wondered how to edit the hosts file for my VPN connections and my servers. After some research, I found out how to do it and thought I will document it on PeteNetLive! 🙂 Solution Open a terminal session and type in the following command; Sudo nano /etc/hosts Note: I’m using...

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Microsoft Office for Mac – Favorites Missing
Dec19

Microsoft Office for Mac – Favorites Missing

KB ID 0001264 Dtd 19/12/16 Problem Whenever Office needs updating on my Mac I just hit OK and let it do its own thing. I did that this morning, and went and got a coffee. It was a while later that I noticed that when I needed to add an attachment to an email I got this; Now that might look fine, but in the left hand pane ‘Favourites’ is missing, it should look like this; If I opened launcher it was fine, it was only from...

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MAC OS X TFTP Software
Oct15

MAC OS X TFTP Software

KB ID 0001247 Dtd 11/10/16 Problem Every time I go to a networking event theres a sea of MacBooks in the audience, If techs like MacBooks so much why is there such a lack of decent TFTP software? Solution The thing is, I'm looking at the problem with my 'Windows User' head on. When I have a task to perform I'm geared towards looking for a program do do that for me. OS X is Linux (There I said it!) Linux in a pretty dress, I'll grant...

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MAC OSX – SSH Error ‘No Matching Exchange Method Found’
Oct13

MAC OSX – SSH Error ‘No Matching Exchange Method Found’

KB ID 0001245 Dtd 13/10/16 Problem I thought my RoyalTSX had broken today, I upgraded it a couple of weeks ago, and I upgraded to macOS Sierra version 10.12 the other day. After this, all my SSH sessions refused to connect with this error;   Unable to negotiate with x.x.x.x port 22: no matching key exchange found. Their offer diffie-hellman-group1-sha1 Solution This is not Apple's fault, it's OpenSSH version 7. SHA1 is weak, so...

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Dreamweaver – ‘You Need To Install The Legacy Java SE 6 Runtime’
Jun28

Dreamweaver – ‘You Need To Install The Legacy Java SE 6 Runtime’

KB ID 0001213 Dtd 24/06/16 Problem I used to use Dreamweaver all the time, it was used to design and build the site and handle all the uploads etc. Since I moved to WordPress I don’t use is as much. But it’s still a great code editor so I still fire it up on occasion. At least I did until this started happening; To open “dreamweaver” you need to install the legacy Java SE 6 runtime. Click “More...

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Mac OSX – Testing Packet Fragmentation Over VPN
Jun15

Mac OSX – Testing Packet Fragmentation Over VPN

KB ID 0001204 Dtd 15/06/16ProblemMany moons ago I wrote a post about a problem where I had no RDP over a VPN connection, and all the hoops I jumped though to troubleshoot and fix the problem.Today I had a similar problem, I was connected to a client via Cisco AnyConnect, and I had hair-pinned that traffic, from the client site, over an IPSEC VPN to their servers in the Data Center. Pings were successful, but not RDP. To be honest this...

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