Safari:  This connection Is Not Private Loop
Aug28

Safari: This connection Is Not Private Loop

KB ID 0001462 Problem This has been bugging me for a while, I use Safari for most things, but recently going to an https (SSL secured) web page that uses a self signed, or expired certificate, give me this; Now this is to be expected, normally you click ‘visit this website‘ it asks for you password, and away you go. However now it doesn’t, it loops you back here again and you can go round many times, until you give...

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VMware Fusion: Guest VM ‘Lost’ Network Connectivity
Jul28

VMware Fusion: Guest VM ‘Lost’ Network Connectivity

KB ID 0001450 Problem I keep a Windows 10 VM on my laptop, and last week it lost network connectivity, (it’s set to get its IP from my mac and get network connectivity via NAT). The guest was getting a 169.254.x.x APIPA address so either NAT was down, or there was no network? Solution You need to ‘Restart’ the services on the Mac host machine. Execute the following two commands;...

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Mac OSX: ‘Cannot Send F11 Keystroke’
Jun05

Mac OSX: ‘Cannot Send F11 Keystroke’

KB ID 0001441 Problem I was building some HP blade servers today via iLO, and while trying to install ESX, I reached this stage; Pressing F11 on a mac just increases the volume, and with the other function keys (F1 to F10) you simply press ‘fn’ and the appropriate F key, and it works properly. But not on a mac, ‘Fn+F11’ just shows you your desktop. Even changing function keys in the keyboard settings has no...

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Safari Keeps Re-opening Compromised/Spammy Web Pages
May08

Safari Keeps Re-opening Compromised/Spammy Web Pages

KB ID 0001431 Problem To be honest it was my own fault, I was trying to get some software and was on a ‘dubious’ file sharing site, when ‘Boom’ loads of popup windows and scripts executing! Normally I’d just’ force quit’ Safari, and open it again then get on with my life, but Safari ‘Helpfully‘ remembered which URL I was on, and reopened it as soon as it launched,  and the whole...

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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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