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Mac OS: Split-Tunnel VPN

So you’ve already setup a VPN connection to your home or office, but then you realize that you either can’t connect to your VPN network, or you can’t connect to the internet. If you want to have access to both, you’ll need to setup a split-tunnel. On a Mac this is a bit more frustrating than on a Windows machine, so I’ve used some script-foo to make it easier.

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FileMaker: Plastic 2 & First Data API

I use the Plastic plug-in from 360Works to do credit card processing within FileMaker. It’s a daunting task at first, but once it is setup, it’s absolutely great. This guide explains how to setup a First Data credit card gateway API for use with FileMaker using the Plastic 2 plug-in.

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Mac OS: Port Forwarding

 

I’ve been working with virtual machines (VirtualBox) to learn more about Linux as a server environment. It’s great knowing you can revert back to a previous “system snapshot” when you screw up. Even with all this greatness, I was unfortunately having a lot of trouble getting a VM server to connect to other computers. Actually, it was very easy with using a bridged ethernet connection with the server getting a unique IP address. However, a bridged connection is not always available, so I was determined to get it to work with a NAT connection with port forwarding. I needed port 80 to be forwarded to port 8080, and it was a pain but I finally got port forwarding to work. Here’s how to do it on Mac OS.

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