Mac High Sierra – Telnet and FTP Missing?
Nov09

Mac High Sierra – Telnet and FTP Missing?

KB ID 0001364 Problem Why have Apple removed Telnet and FTP, yes they are old, yes they are insecure. For remote management you should be using SSH and for  file transfers you should be using SFTP or FTPS. However what if I want to telnet to a mail server on port 25 and test email flow? What if I need to connect to a Cisco switch that does not have a K9 operating system, and only supports Telnet? -bash: telnet: command not found...

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Mac OSX: Creating ‘Password Protected’ Zip Files
Oct30

Mac OSX: Creating ‘Password Protected’ Zip Files

KB ID 0001357 Problem Me to the office: Does anyone know how to create a password protected Zip file on a Mac? Reply: Use Windows Well actually this advice is ‘bobbins!’ Windows still can’t do this without installing an application, (I would recommend 7-Zip). But with a Mac of course you can 🙂 Solution First open an Terminal window, then ‘change directory’ to the folder that contains the uncompressed...

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Getting MORE! Free Airport / Hotel Free Wi-Fi
Jan27

Getting MORE! Free Airport / Hotel Free Wi-Fi

KB ID 0001278 Dtd 26/01/17 Problem I was at the Airport the other day, and was pleased to find they had free Wi-Fi. So I opened my Email and started doing some work. The problem was, it was only free for 45 minutes and, (as is usually the case) I was going to be in the airport for a couple of hours. Not only that, you are expected to sign up for airport related spam and marketing materials? So 45 minutes later, I was dumped off the...

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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 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,...

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