Mac OSX Yosemite and .local domain names

After the release of Yosemite, Mac users in my company who updated to the new OS, noticed that they were unable to resolve .local domain names. This was especially an issue for those connecting over a VPN connection. For the Mac users on our domain, I always included the IP addresses of our DNS servers in their Advanced network settings. However to resolve the issue with name resolution, I now have to also add the name of the .local domain in the Search Domain box (as seen below).

Enter the name of your .local domain in each internet connection setting (ethernet, wifi,etc.) and any VPN connections you may also have setup. After applying the new entry, you will need to disconnect and re-connect to your internet and VPN connections. After reconnecting you should be able to resolve .local addresses.


MySQL Error – “The partition with /var/lib/mysql is too full”

Have you encountered this error when trying to start MySQL on your Linux server? Turns out all you need to do is sudo.

Initially, I used this to start MySQL server: /etc/init.d/mysql  start

I encountered the error: “The partition with /var/lib/mysql is too full”

Then I put sudo in from of my statement : sudo /etc/init.d/mysql start

MySQL starts successfully.

Text-to-911 Available Starting Today

Starting today, you can text to 911. All of the major wireless carriers in the US will make this available: Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. Hit the link below to get more details.

You can also go the to FCC site as well:


Free Cisco WebEx Account

Cisco is currently offering a free WebEx Basic account. This free account will allow you to conduct online meetings with up to three other attendees. It includes basic tools such as sharing files, whiteboards, etc. You can access your meetings on your laptop, iPhone, and iPad. You will also have to ability to record your meetings and share it with others. Go here to sign up for your free account on the Cisco website: