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Leopard Firewall + Code Signing Breaks Skype (And... 837 Views / 8 Replies  
Leopard Firewall + Code Signing Breaks Skype (And Other Applications) | securosis.com (http://securosis.com/2007/11/01/leopard-firewall-code-signing-breaks-skype-and-other-applications/)

Or this:...
Posted by fortepianissimo, on Nov 16, 2007 at 06:58 PM, in Mac OS X
Hm I failed to see how this replies to Person... 837 Views / 8 Replies  
Hm I failed to see how this replies to Person Man's question...
Posted by fortepianissimo, on Nov 16, 2007 at 05:20 PM, in Mac OS X
I'm guessing in the effort to correct the old... 837 Views / 8 Replies  
I'm guessing in the effort to correct the old Skype problem quickly (10.5.0 only allows Skype to launch once if your firewall setting is ""Set access for specific services and applications"), Apple...
Posted by fortepianissimo, on Nov 16, 2007 at 05:19 PM, in Mac OS X
10.5.1 firewall and Skype 837 Views / 8 Replies  
After upgrading to 10.5.1, every time I launch Skype.app I got the same dialog box asking me if I want to allow it to accept incoming connections. My firewall setting is "Set access for specific...
Posted by fortepianissimo, on Nov 16, 2007 at 03:29 PM, in Mac OS X
An update and conclusion: 1. the shell for... 18,483 Views / 11 Replies  
An update and conclusion:

1. the shell for root is not bash, it's sh.

2. From man bash:

"If bash is invoked with the name sh, it tries to mimic the startup behavior of historical...
Posted by fortepianissimo, on Nov 10, 2007 at 11:14 AM, in Mac OS X
This may be relevant: Mac OS X 10.4: About... 2,131 Views / 4 Replies  
This may be relevant:

Mac OS X 10.4: About startup items security (http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=300962)

Search for this heading:

What are the "correct security settings"...
Posted by fortepianissimo, on Nov 10, 2007 at 11:07 AM, in Mac OS X
However you don't want to exclude ~/Library/Mail? 1,271 Views / 5 Replies  
However you don't want to exclude ~/Library/Mail?
Posted by fortepianissimo, on Nov 10, 2007 at 02:06 AM, in Mac OS X
I guess the reason why Flying Buttress rules... 2,728 Views / 73 Replies  
I guess the reason why Flying Buttress rules don't stick is that the fwutil in /Library/StartupItems/Firewall is a.. PPC binary! For now I switched to WaterRoof

WaterRoof ipfw firewall frontend...
Posted by fortepianissimo, on Nov 4, 2007 at 11:00 PM, in Mac OS X
Jerky trackpad on MBP with Leopard 3,444 Views / 21 Replies  
After upgrading to Leopard for some reason the trackpad movement on my MBP 15" 2.4Ghz would become sticky, jerky, or simply slow following my finger(s). It didn't help to adjust the trackpad setting...
Posted by fortepianissimo, on Nov 4, 2007 at 02:04 PM, in Mac OS X
Does that mean Time Machine works with ext3? 9,855 Views / 14 Replies  
Does that mean Time Machine works with ext3?
Posted by fortepianissimo, on Nov 4, 2007 at 10:35 AM, in Mac OS X
Now this thread is officially dead? 2,728 Views / 73 Replies  
Now this thread is officially dead?
Posted by fortepianissimo, on Nov 4, 2007 at 10:28 AM, in Mac OS X
Check menumeters: Raging Menace - MenuMeters... 390 Views / 4 Replies  
Check menumeters:

Raging Menace - MenuMeters (http://www.ragingmenace.com/software/menumeters/)
Posted by fortepianissimo, on Nov 3, 2007 at 12:58 PM, in Mac OS X
Screen sharing (vnc) slowness 287 Views / 2 Replies  
VNC client on Mac is never on par with their Windows/Linux brethren in terms of speed (at least for me). I just tried screen sharing in Leopard (via a vnc://host:5900 URL typed in the Connect to...
Posted by fortepianissimo, on Nov 2, 2007 at 12:17 AM, in Mac OS X
This is just perfect - even after "Install... 2,728 Views / 73 Replies  
This is just perfect - even after "Install startup file" in Flying Buttress, the ruleset installed doesn't survive between boots. Actually from time to time the ipfw ruleset is just reverted by some...
Posted by fortepianissimo, on Nov 1, 2007 at 02:56 AM, in Mac OS X
Important file group membership "bug" (if you upgrade from Tiger) 349 Views / 2 Replies  
In short, in Tiger the group ID and user ID are the same. If your name is "foo", in Terminal if you type "ls -l" (sans the quotes) you'll see something like this:

...
drwxr-xr-x 6 foo foo...
Posted by fortepianissimo, on Nov 1, 2007 at 12:14 AM, in Mac OS X
Sorry wrong conclusion: it's NOT that you have to... 381 Views / 6 Replies  
Sorry wrong conclusion: it's NOT that you have to do cmd-drag. You need to drag a tab DOWN first to detach it, and then move around.
Posted by fortepianissimo, on Oct 31, 2007 at 02:46 PM, in Applications
Huh? Force? But I did find that it's... 381 Views / 6 Replies  
Huh? Force?

But I did find that it's cmd-drag that works! But the interaction is kind of weird...
Posted by fortepianissimo, on Oct 31, 2007 at 02:45 PM, in Applications
Now I know where I read it: Macworld:... 381 Views / 6 Replies  
Now I know where I read it:

Macworld: Feature: Inside Leopard: Under-the-hood, Page 1 (http://www.macworld.com/2007/10/features/leopard_terminal_x11/index.php?lsrc=mwrss)
Posted by fortepianissimo, on Oct 31, 2007 at 02:24 PM, in Applications
Detach and attach tabs in Terminal.app - how? 381 Views / 6 Replies  
I read somewhere that you can now detach/attach tabs/windows from/to an existing Terminal window, but I can't figure out how you do that without choosing corresponding menu items; i.e., how do you do...
Posted by fortepianissimo, on Oct 31, 2007 at 02:01 PM, in Applications
/usr/libexec/ApplicationFirewall/com.apple.alf.pli... 2,728 Views / 73 Replies  
/usr/libexec/ApplicationFirewall/com.apple.alf.plist

This seems to include all exempt processes.
Posted by fortepianissimo, on Oct 31, 2007 at 01:56 PM, in Mac OS X
Thanks for the clarification (regarding ipfw).... 2,728 Views / 73 Replies  
Thanks for the clarification (regarding ipfw). Like kman42 I'd also like to see where the definitive explanation is about this new ApplicationFirewall.
Posted by fortepianissimo, on Oct 31, 2007 at 01:01 PM, in Mac OS X
ipfw2 is not present in my installation... 2,728 Views / 73 Replies  
ipfw2 is not present in my installation (non-server).
Posted by fortepianissimo, on Oct 31, 2007 at 11:24 AM, in Mac OS X
Hm is that true? You can try to change settings... 2,728 Views / 73 Replies  
Hm is that true? You can try to change settings in Firewall preferences and do a "ipfw list" to observe the change of the ruleset. I say it's still using ipfw as backend.

I think the major problem...
Posted by fortepianissimo, on Oct 31, 2007 at 11:24 AM, in Mac OS X
I wish I can say that - Firefox still blocks ads... 8,836 Views / 152 Replies  
I wish I can say that - Firefox still blocks ads while PithHemet doesn't seem to work any more.
Posted by fortepianissimo, on Oct 31, 2007 at 11:18 AM, in Mac OS X
Screen brightness setting doesn't stick in Leopard now? 286 Views / 0 Replies  
It's very annoying - I'm using a new MBP and the full brightness is simply too bright for me. Leopard seems to randomly forget my brightness setting every now and then after sleep/wakeup cycles....
Posted by fortepianissimo, on Oct 31, 2007 at 10:16 AM, in Mac OS X
Indeed I ended up "ln -s .bash_profile .profile"... 18,483 Views / 11 Replies  
Indeed I ended up "ln -s .bash_profile .profile" and it works fine.
Posted by fortepianissimo, on Oct 30, 2007 at 09:37 AM, in Mac OS X
Yes I did read that - but it didn't explain why... 18,483 Views / 11 Replies  
Yes I did read that - but it didn't explain why it bypassed ~/.bash_profile for root, and only takes ~/.profile.
Posted by fortepianissimo, on Oct 30, 2007 at 09:36 AM, in Mac OS X
Thanks - indeed .profile works. But "man bash"... 18,483 Views / 11 Replies  
Thanks - indeed .profile works. But "man bash" didn't mention this? Where is it described?

About the goal for doing sudo su -. It's just for me to occasionally fire off fink command or do some...
Posted by fortepianissimo, on Oct 30, 2007 at 01:38 AM, in Mac OS X
My .bash_profile is indeed in /var/root, and by... 18,483 Views / 11 Replies  
My .bash_profile is indeed in /var/root, and by "su -" I should get a login session. I placed an echo inside .bash_profile and confirmed it's not sourced.

Weird thing is this same .bash_profile...
Posted by fortepianissimo, on Oct 29, 2007 at 10:13 PM, in Mac OS X
Leopard: .bash_profile and .bashrc are not sourced when sudo su -? 18,483 Views / 11 Replies  
Can anyone confirm .bash_profile/.bashrc are not sourced when sudo su - into the root account? Strangely there's no such problem for a normal user account. Thanks!
Posted by fortepianissimo, on Oct 28, 2007 at 09:34 PM, in Mac OS X
Application to split an .ape file into multiple mp3/aac files? 803 Views / 3 Replies  
Is there any app out there that can split an .ape file (with a .cue file) into multiple mp3/aac files? Thanks!
Posted by fortepianissimo, on Oct 5, 2006 at 08:59 PM, in Applications
Could you post a link to the wallpaper? Thanks a... 2,038,339 Views / 14,714 Replies  
Could you post a link to the wallpaper? Thanks a lot!
Posted by fortepianissimo, on Sep 4, 2006 at 01:19 AM, in GUI Customization
Yes - what was with that? I tried to run... 8,882 Views / 185 Replies  
Yes - what was with that? I tried to run CageFighter again and it now doesn't work!

I can run Mail Stamps to get rid of the stupid icons too - but CageFighter's version is much cleaner. Anyone has...
Posted by fortepianissimo, on Apr 3, 2006 at 07:50 PM, in Mac OS X
Care to share where to get the icons and... 2,038,339 Views / 14,714 Replies  
Care to share where to get the icons and wallpaper? Thanks!
Posted by fortepianissimo, on Feb 4, 2006 at 02:24 AM, in GUI Customization
After 10 min of use with Quartz 2D Extreme turned... 1,371 Views / 14 Replies  
After 10 min of use with Quartz 2D Extreme turned on I got my first KP of 10.4.3.

Trust the document...
Posted by fortepianissimo, on Nov 1, 2005 at 10:47 AM, in Mac OS X
That looks awesome - could you offer the link to... 2,038,339 Views / 14,714 Replies  
That looks awesome - could you offer the link to the background image?
Posted by fortepianissimo, on Oct 12, 2005 at 08:19 PM, in GUI Customization
Check out JunkMatcher (free) here: ... 693 Views / 18 Replies  
Check out JunkMatcher (free) here:

http://junkmatcher.sf.net
Posted by fortepianissimo, on Oct 11, 2005 at 10:46 PM, in Applications
JunkMatcher 1.5.9 integrated SpamBayes so now it... 369 Views / 2 Replies  
JunkMatcher 1.5.9 integrated SpamBayes so now it also has Bayesian filtering capability.
Posted by fortepianissimo, on Aug 18, 2005 at 09:31 PM, in Applications
If you want to remove the Spotlight index, after... 809 Views / 6 Replies  
If you want to remove the Spotlight index, after the step above, do this

sudo mdutil -E /
Posted by fortepianissimo, on May 29, 2005 at 03:34 PM, in Mac OS X
The mds process seems to have its own mind and... 2,701 Views / 55 Replies  
The mds process seems to have its own mind and takes down my CPU from time to time.
Posted by fortepianissimo, on May 29, 2005 at 03:33 PM, in Mac OS X
What's annoying to me, is that if you decide to... 2,701 Views / 55 Replies  
What's annoying to me, is that if you decide to turn Spotlight off, you lose search in Mail.app...
Posted by fortepianissimo, on May 28, 2005 at 03:49 AM, in Mac OS X
In Terminal.app type sudo mdutil -i off / ... 809 Views / 6 Replies  
In Terminal.app type

sudo mdutil -i off /

Change '/' to your volume.
Posted by fortepianissimo, on May 28, 2005 at 03:43 AM, in Mac OS X
Same thing here - sometimes it's on sometimes... 423 Views / 3 Replies  
Same thing here - sometimes it's on sometimes it's off. It's been that way since Panther Mail.
Posted by fortepianissimo, on May 19, 2005 at 12:41 AM, in Applications
JunkMatcher is just updated ... 8,062 Views / 120 Replies  
JunkMatcher is just updated

http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/22023
Posted by fortepianissimo, on May 17, 2005 at 03:31 AM, in Mac OS X
So the "importer" can't do something smarter to... 316 Views / 2 Replies  
So the "importer" can't do something smarter to tell Spotlight that a particular word comes from a particular email (instead of just pointing to a file)?

Or is it because there is no plugin...
Posted by fortepianissimo, on May 3, 2005 at 12:30 AM, in Mac OS X
File-only Spotlight and file-based Mail.app 316 Views / 2 Replies  
One note in John Siracusa's excellent Tiger review (http://arstechnica.com/reviews/os/macosx-10.4.ars) caught my eye:

"Mail now saves all of its messages in individual files in order to allow...
Posted by fortepianissimo, on May 2, 2005 at 11:17 PM, in Mac OS X
Ok, why? (about binary plist files in Tiger) 696 Views / 7 Replies  
I haven't had nerve to upgrade to Tiger, but according to some Tiger-running friends the plist files in Library/Preferences are now in binary!

Odd enough files like Library/Mail/MessageRules.plist...
Posted by fortepianissimo, on May 2, 2005 at 11:01 PM, in Mac OS X
Without the explanation I thought it was the... 1,693 Views / 36 Replies  
Without the explanation I thought it was the slight white outline at the corner of the window...
Posted by fortepianissimo, on Apr 9, 2005 at 12:42 AM, in Mac OS X
Yes I'm curious too. 1,693 Views / 36 Replies  
Yes I'm curious too.
Posted by fortepianissimo, on Apr 8, 2005 at 10:46 PM, in Mac OS X
I'll bite: with a 30-incher the distance between... 4,081 Views / 114 Replies  
I'll bite: with a 30-incher the distance between a key window and its menu bar becomes more like a hassle. Someone has already said recently (forgot who) it worked great for small screens of old macs.
Posted by fortepianissimo, on Apr 6, 2005 at 01:34 AM, in Mac OS X
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