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Enable identD in Latest Mac OS X

Enable identD in Latest Mac OS X
Identd is a service that sends a username in plain text across port 113 when requested. You specify a text name in the application (typically a username) and run the service. The original purpose of identD was to “validate” a user was who they are saying they are when they cross over the Internet. In the past, identD was commonly used for IRC and FTP sites.   How does identD work?     There was once an application that enabled and disabled the identD service in Mac X. This application no longer works in the latest versions of Mac. Luckily, someone wrote a Unix executable that creates an identD service and can be started automatically when your Mac boots.   Step 1: Download the new version of identD located here and...

Disable Can’t be Opened Because it is from an Unidentified Developer

Disable Can’t be Opened Because it is from an Unidentified Developer
In Mac OS X 10.11 El Captain, GateKeeper protection feature is enabled by default. This feature blocks any application that is not signed by the App Store or verified Mac Developers. This is verified through a unique certificate every application comes bundled with (or should come bundled with).   The fact is, there are a ton of Mac applications that we all use or will come to find that aren’t verified through official Apple publishing. While GateKeeper is a top secure feature of Mac, it can lead to more headaches that what it’s worth. Luckily, GateKeeper can be controlled in two ways.     Control GateKeeper Through System Preferences for Current User   Go to  -> System Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> General Tab   Look under Allow apps...

Best Way to Search Files on a FTP Server

Best Way to Search Files on a FTP Server
File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a popular Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) that allows users to transfer files between hosts and or servers. It’s extremely fast, reliable, and straightforward. Anyone with a PC can quickly setup free FTP software to use. To use FTP, you need at least 2 PC’s – one acting as a host and the other as a server and they must be connected to a LAN.   A major downfall to FTP is the ability to search for files on an FTP site. A big FTP site may have 10,000’s of thousands of files and going through to find what you need can be a pain. Typically, bigger FTP sites shouldn’t be FTP sites. This is why websites were created that host large databased that can be easily...

Failed to Activate Core Devices – X11 Mac

Failed to Activate Core Devices – X11 Mac
If you are trying to run a bottled Mac X application that requires X11, you may receive the following error message upon launching it. This error is most common if you are running Mac X 10.11 El Captain:     The application X11 could not be opened.   An error occurred while starting the X11 server: “Failed to activate core devices.” Click Quit to quit X11. Click Report to see more details or send a report to Apple.     First, ensure you have installed  X11 XQuartz 2.7.8. After you install it, make sure to log out and back in for X11 to take effect on your system.     If you have Mac OS 10.11, you will need to disable System Integrity Protection (SIP) functionality within Mac X. SIP is...
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