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Internet Sharing Disables After Reboot

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nickgnyc Calculating status...
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Sep 13, 2011 2:24 PM

Not sure if anyone else is experiencing this problem.  I shared my internet service from my Ethernet through my Airport.  Every time I reboot my computer, although Internet Sharing is checked in the Sharing Preference Pane, it's not active.  I need to stop the sharing and start it up again.  And even then, it doesn't always take.  I had no issues with my iMac (Mid 2010 i5) and sharing in Snow Leapord.  I've repaired permissions, even done a clean OS install, and the issue persists. 

 

In another thread in communities it was suggested to delete these two files:

~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.internetconfigpriv.plist

~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.internetconfig.plist

 

No change.

 

Thoughts anyone?

Thanks in advance

Nick

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,685 points)
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    Sep 13, 2011 2:48 PM (in response to nickgnyc)

    Hi Nick,

     

    In 10.5.8 I find that these are the files that affect Internet Sharing...

     

    /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.nat.plist

     

    /Library/Preferences/com.apple.nat.plist

     

    /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.InternetSharing.plist

     

    /private/etc/bootpd.plist

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,685 points)
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    Sep 13, 2011 5:18 PM (in response to nickgnyc)

    You may have to do them in Safe Mode with nothing else running, not sure...

     

    Safe Boot from the HD, (holding Shift key down at bootup),.

     

    BTW, with a / for a chr in you alias you'll never be able to set any preferences or change anything!

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,685 points)
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    Sep 13, 2011 5:38 PM (in response to nickgnyc)

    You cannot change it, either I can see if we can get a Mod to try, or you can start with a new Alias/handle... you decide.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,685 points)
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    Sep 13, 2011 5:51 PM (in response to nickgnyc)

    I can ask, once you reach a certain level you can report posts & further up you/we have a couple of more option on who to ask for help... so 1st I try reporting here & see if it can be done.

     

    OK, reported it.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,685 points)
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    Sep 13, 2011 6:45 PM (in response to nickgnyc)

    Hey, they were pretty fast!

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,685 points)
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    Sep 14, 2011 12:46 AM (in response to nickgnyc)

    I guess the next step is to make a new admin account in System Preferences>Accounts, log out & in to the new one & try Internet sharing to see if it'ss system wide or user specific.

     

    Or...

     

    Make a New Location, Using network locations in Mac OS X ...

     

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=106653

     

    And see if that works.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,685 points)
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    Sep 14, 2011 2:33 PM (in response to nickgnyc)

    Some of the same error here...

     

    http://forums.macrumors.com/archive/index.php/t-1040425.html

    kCFErrorDomainCFNetwork error 2

    Not very helpful...

     

    CFNetworkErrors {

       kCFHostErrorHostNotFound      = 1,

       kCFHostErrorUnknown           = 2,

     

    kCFHostErrorUnknown

    An unknown error occurred (a name server failure, for example). For additional information, you can query the kCFGetAddrInfoFailureKey key to obtain the value returned by getaddrinfo(3) and look up the value in /usr/include/netdb.h.

    Available in Mac OS X v10.5 and later.

    Declared in CFNetworkErrors.h.

     

    http://developer.apple.com/library/mac/#documentation/Networking/Reference/CFNet workErrors/Reference/reference.html

  • Mr N Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Oct 31, 2012 8:34 AM (in response to nickgnyc)

    Hi.

     

    Did anyone find a way around this? I too have to re-enable Internet Sharing every time I reboot, even though the box is checked and theoretically active.

     

    I'm using Mountain Lion on a late 2009 27" iMac.

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