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  • 15. Re: Intermittent Crashes-No Clues in Console
    mrrogerz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, you did say to use the Property List Editor, my error.

     

    I Property List Editor I added a field under ProgramArguments and entered "-NoMulticastAdvertisements". The com.apple.mDNSResponder.plist permissions currently reads:

     

    user (Me) Read & Write

    staff Read only

    everyone Read only

     

    Do I add System and wheel to the existing permissions or replace them?

     

    Which permissions are given to System and wheel?

     

    How do I use Terminal to replace the curent com.apple.mDNSResponder.plist file?

     

    Thanks for your time, Roger

  • 16. Re: Intermittent Crashes-No Clues in Console
    baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (60,115 points)

    You replace them. Easiest is to put that modified plist on the Desktop and use this Terminal command to change the permissions: copy & paste it into the window that pops up, and hit the return key.

     

    sudo chown -R root:whell ~/Desktop/com.apple.mDNSResponder.plist

     

    At the Password: prompt, carefully type in your admin password, since nothing shows up on the screen, and hit the return key again. Once that's done, make another copy of the original plist file, copy & paste in this command which will replace the original one, hit the return key, and restart:

     

    sudo cp ~/Desktop/com.apple.mDNSResponder.plist /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.mDNSResponder.plist

  • 17. Re: Intermittent Crashes-No Clues in Console
    mrrogerz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    After pasting this command in Terminal

     

    sudo chown -R root:whell ~/Desktop/com.apple.mDNSResponder.plist

     

    this prompt is returned: chown: whell: Invalid argument

     

    Is whell supposed to be wheel?

  • 18. Re: Intermittent Crashes-No Clues in Console
    mrrogerz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Bump... Does anyone else have the answer?

  • 19. Re: Intermittent Crashes-No Clues in Console
    baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (60,115 points)

    Sorry, I missed your earlier post. There was a mistype, wheel instead of wheel. The command should be:

     

    sudo chown -R root:wheel ~/Desktop/com.apple.mDNSResponder.plist

  • 20. Re: Intermittent Crashes-No Clues in Console
    mrrogerz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I just restarted after entering your terminal commands - thanks!

  • 21. Re: Intermittent Crashes-No Clues in Console
    baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (60,115 points)

    thumbsup.gif

     

    I see the mucked up autospeller screwed things up again. whell instead of wheel, was the mistype.

  • 22. Re: Intermittent Crashes-No Clues in Console
    mrrogerz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ok, I checked /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.mDNSResponder.plist and the

     

    -NoMulticastAdvertisements

     

    was added to the Program Arguments. Unfortunately Console still reports:

     

    4/6/12 1:34:44 PMmDNSResponder[18]Permission denied (NOAUTH): _services._dns-sd._udp.user.members.mac.com.
    4/6/12 1:34:44 PMmDNSResponder[18]hndlRecordUpdateReply: Registration of record _services._dns-sd._udp.user.members.mac.com. type 12 failed with error -65537

     

    In doing some housekeeping by going through old files I've found an alias in the Documents > Backed Up Files to my home folder and it's contents complete with a hard drive icon which I trashed siccessfully. Also an iCal Calendars folder in Home > Documents > Archived Items > iCal Calendars folder with Birthday, Holiday .ics calendars etc. It seems like my Home Folder has gotten mangled probably more than once and I'm fighting the prospect of starting fresh, rebuilding a new Mac.

     

    I certainly appreciate your helpful knowledge and time!

  • 23. Re: Intermittent Crashes-No Clues in Console
    baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (60,115 points)

    Sorry, I can't provide additional thoughts, since I don't have any cloudy account or use anything wirelessly. That's what udp.user.members.mac.com indicates to me as the issue. Peruse the hits from a goggle search for Mac OS X ubd.

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