X11 Forwarding via SSH from OpenBSD 4.4 to OS X 10.5.5

Does it work? The answer is yes! 🙂 All you have to do is edit the sshd_config file on the OpenBSD machine and set X11Forwarding to yes, then fire up X (I’m using XQuartz 2.3.2 (xorg-server 1.4.2-apple18)) and in an xterm (or Terminal.app!) enter ssh -Y user@openbsd_machine program Voila! P.S.: Actually, you don’t even have […]

DHCP Renaming your mac?

The DHCP server at my office was reconfigured yesterday and it started forcing my macbook pro to change it’s name. I like having my host name remain constant for various reasons, so I asked in #macosx and some kind user there pointed me to this blog post: http://www.elharo.com/blog/software-development/web-development/2005/11/29/setting-a-permanent-host-name-in-mac-os-x/ It works on leopard, in case you’re […]

Security Update Breaks SSH on OS X

If you installed Security Update 002 for leopard and suddenly ssh tells you “bus error”, the answer lies here: http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=6863360#6863360 Apparently the guys at rogue amoeba have some work to do – we need instant hijack! If you are too lazy to read that thread, the fix is: sudo /usr/local/hermes/bin/hermesctl unload thereby uninstalling instant hijack […]

Mysql 5 client from MacPorts and Server from Official Package

I just noticed that when you use the mysql 5 client from MacPorts (installed as /opt/local/bin/mysql5) to connect to a mysql5 server running on localhost that was installed via the package at dev.mysql.com, an error is generated: ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can’t connect to local MySQL server through socket ‘/opt/local/var/run/mysql5/mysqld.sock’ (2) This is because the installation […]