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Category: "MacOS"

Connecting to VPN via PPTP always reports Operation timed out

January 27th, 2016
I had a few problems connecting to a client's VPN. All the settings were correct: Configuration: Default Server Address: vpn.example.com Account name: mrn Encryption: Automatic but it would not connect, it always timed out. /var/log/ppp.log:… more »

Apache Access forbidden with extended mac @ permissions

December 13th, 2015
I came across an interested file protection problem with environment. OSX, Firefox and tar are all involved but I can't tell which component is doing it. The problem manifested itself with Access forbidden messages from Apache. My objective is to… more »

Installing Oracle Java 7 on Raspbian wheezy

July 15th, 2013
I had great trouble installing Oracle Java on my Raspberry Pi due to the liblji.so problem. So here are the instructions to get Oracle Java 7 up and running on a Raspberry Pi from scratch. You should know that the build we are going to use, uses a so… more »

SD card is read-only on Mac

June 11th, 2013
I spent almost half a day trying to figure out why the SD card plugged into the side of my MacBook Pro suddenly became read-only. After wading through an awful lot of Apple forums containing "are you sure you have the SD card read-only lock in the co… more »

Installing OpenVPN Client on MacOs Mountain Lion

January 18th, 2013
There are several OpenVPN clients for MacOS but the most popular one is Tunnelblick. At the time of writing the latest stable version is 3.2.8 but there is a red health warning saying that it's not recommended for OS X 10.8 ("Mountain Lion"), where as t… more »