Articles taggués ‘Mac OS X’

Monitor Network Connections in Mac OS X for Free with Private Eye

06/03/2021 Aucun commentaire

Source: OSXdaily

Private Eye is a free real-time network monitor app for Mac OS X that is extremely easy to use. Upon launching the app, you’ll start to see all open network connections by application and process, and you can then filter connections by app, monitor all open connections, or watch only incoming or outgoing transfer.


Connections are reported by application, the time of the connection, and arguably the most useful, the IP address that is being connected to by the app, making it easy to see socket and routing data, letting you know exactly what app is communicating with what server or IP address, for both local and broader internet networks. If you have any interest in networking, privacy, security, or you just want to keep an eye on what apps are connecting to the internet and to where, you should download this app, but it’s also an amazingly useful tool for troubleshooting network problems and figuring out what is using the network.


Download and install Private Eye by putting it into your /Applications/ folder, then open PrivateEye to get started. The list of open network connections is easy to read, you’ll see a time stamp of the connection, the application name, and where the connection is going to by IP (or coming from, as determined by the arrow pointing left for in, or right for out).


Using the left side menu you can quickly break down connections to see them all, only show incoming transfers, outgoing connections, or display connections by specific application only. Apps are easy to identify in this list, as are daemons running in the background (like PubSubAgent), and command line processes belonging to the user are also visible (ssh, for example).

This is a simple yet powerful tool without the complexity or the learning curves related to compiling and using the command line tools lsof, watch, open_ports, or wireshark, and is therefore highly recommended for anyone who is interested in seeing this kind of information, whether it’s out of general curiosity, or to help troubleshoot and diagnose specific network activities.

Aria2 – L’outil de téléchargement ultra rapide

06/03/2021 Aucun commentaire


Les barbus du Linux le connaissent depuis longtemps, mais pour les autres, je vous explique rapidement. Tout d’abord Aria2 est sous licence GPL et tourne sans aucun souci sous Mac, Linux, Windows et même Android. L’outil est léger (il consomme peu de CPU et de mémoire), mais surtout très puissant puisqu’il gère en plus des liens classiques, les Metalink, ce qui lui permet de télécharger des fichiers en exploitant plusieurs connexions simultanées utilisant plusieurs sources et/ou protocoles différents.

Oui c’est fou ! Cela permet d’exploiter au maximum la bande passante que vous avez à votre disposition.

Aria2 supporte donc le HTTP, FTP, mais aussi Bittorrent avec toutes ses fonctionnalités (DHT, chiffrement PEX, URI magnétique, Web-Seeding, téléchargement sélectif, tracker UDP et le protocole Local Peer Discovery). Aria2 est aussi pilotable à distance (support RPC) et gère sans souci ce qui est droit d’accès, cookies, proxys…etc.

N’allez pas croire que Aria2 est un outil compliqué à prendre en main. Taratata, c’est au contraire très simple à piger, comme vous allez voir dans les exemples ci-dessous :

Pour télécharger simplement un fichier :


Pour télécharger un fichier à partir de 2 sources différentes (HTTP, FTP) :

aria2c http://a/f.iso ftp://b/f.iso

Pour télécharger un fichier à partir de 3 connexions de source différente (Torrent, FTP, HTTP) :

aria2c -Ttest.torrent "http://host1/file" "ftp://host2/file"

Si ça vous branche d’explorer un peu plus ses possibilités, la documentation est ici. Autrement, sachez aussi qu’il existe des interfaces graphiques pour Aria2 comme :

  • webui-aria2: Interface navigateur
  • uGet: Gestionnaire de téléchargement Linux

Aria2 est téléchargeable ici.

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Fixing Mac OSX File Permissions and ACLs From the Command Line

05/03/2021 Aucun commentaire

Recently the hard drive in my mac mini running Mac OSX Leopard (10.5) failed. Luckily I had time machine backing it up to an external USB disk. Now, since I had to replace the drive and rebuild my system anyway I figured, why not upgrade to Snow Leopard? Planning to just pull what I needed off the backup drive manually I went ahead with the upgrade. There aren’t too many files on this machine that I depend on. Just some ssh keys, gpg keys and random documents scattered about here and there. So I upgraded, installed my apps and copied my files from the backup. Everything was going smoothly until I tried to actually write to one of the files I copied from the backup drive. This is when I started getting permission errors.

Here’s what happened when I tried to update my ssh known_hosts file:

airbag:~ keith$ echo foo > .ssh/known_hosts 
-bash: .ssh/known_hosts: Permission denied

Huh? But I own this file…dont I?

airbag:~ keith$ id
uid=501(keith) gid=20(staff) groups=20(staff),402(,204(_developer),100(_lpoperator),98(_lpadmin),81(_appserveradm),80(admin),79(_appserverusr),61(localaccounts),12(everyone),401(

airbag:~ keith$ ls -al .ssh/known_hosts 
-rw-r--r--@ 1 keith 502 56140 Mar 25 2009 .ssh/known_hosts
I do own it… And so began much head scratching and man page reading.

Well, as it turns out I forgot to look at the file ACLs…

airbag:~ keith$ ls -le .ssh/known_hosts 
-rw-r--r--@ 1 keith 502 56140 Mar 25 2009 .ssh/known_hosts
 0: group:everyone deny write,delete,append,writeattr,writeextattr,chown

Well no wonder, the ACL is set to deny write,delete,append,writeattr,writeextattr and chown from everyone! Let’s get rid of that.

airbag:~ keith$ sudo chmod -N .ssh/known_hosts 

That ought to do it. The -N flag says get rid of all the ACL info on the file. You could also update this to be just right for your user or group but I’d rather use only the standard unix permissions.

airbag:~ keith$ ls -le .ssh/known_hosts 
-rw-r--r--@ 1 keith 502 56140 Mar 25 2009 .ssh/known_hosts

Seems to have removed all ACLs from the file. I wonder if we can write to it now…

airbag:~ keith$ echo foo >> .ssh/known_hosts 
airbag:~ keith$

And there you have it, the file is writable once again. Now its time to get some real work done!

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Change & Set the Default crontab Editor

03/03/2021 Aucun commentaire

Most hardcore command line users and unix geeks love vi, but I prefer nano. If you want to change your default crontab editor to nano, here’s how to do this:

For a one time edit, launch the terminal and type:

EDITOR=nano crontab -e

If you want to set nano as your default editor in general, you use this command:

export EDITOR=nano

Now when you go to edit crontab, nano will be the default editor than vi. You can test this by typing:

crontab -e

Looking beyond Mac OS X, this should work in Linux as well.

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Automatically Connect to a Network Drive on Mac OS X Start Up & Login

25/02/2021 Aucun commentaire

It can be helpful to configure Mac OS X to automatically mount shared network drives, this is particularly true for those of us who regularly connect to a network drive for file sharing or backups.

Setting up automatic network drive connections in OS X is a two-step process, you must mount the drive, then you add it to your automatic login items. This should work flawlessly in most versions of OS X, but we’ll cover an alternative approach that uses Automator to mount a network drive automatically on login as well.

1) Mounting the Network Drive

If you’re already familiar with mapping a network drive in Mac OS X you can skip the first part of this and go straight to System Preferences in the second section.

  1. From the OS X desktop, pull down the “Go” menu and select “Connect to Server”
  2. Connect to the server and mount the drive you want to automatically connect to on boot
  3. Choose Guest or for a specific user check the box next to “Remember this password in my keychain” – you must select to remember the password otherwise the automatic login event can not happen without logging into the network drive

Next, you add the network drive to automatically connect on OS X by bringing it into your Login Items list.

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