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Well, I think most people are probably listening, but not replying. They're most likely delirious, banging their heads against the wall.
I don't wish to speak too soon but I might have 'fixed' the problem for me. Not by choice mind. My iBook (prime mover in this woeful thread) is with Apple for repair. Why? Well the Airport card went "Bang" causing endless kernel panics on boot. This is discussed at length elsewhere here. So my fix will occur by virtue of the fact I'll be back on the stable 10.4.2. I won't be upgrading until I hear all is well, so please keep posting your woes or solutions.
Though seemingly drastic it is an option for everybody I suppose. You could archive and install to 10.4.2 keeping your user details and network settings. Trash the old System directory and all will be working again. Not great that a downgrade is necessary I know.
As for Apple in this fray, you'll find no direct participation in any discussion thread. It's a user only board. This is extremely frustrating. The cynic in me suggests a large part of their support costs are being covered by end users generous with their knowledge. Suddenly the the weather over Cupertino is looking much like the weather over Redmond five years ago wouldn't you say?
Did I mention that both these problems (the 10.4.3 & 4's issues and a multitude of hardware problems) look suspiciously like live beta testing of the OS and Apple hardware? No I didn't did I? I'll save my vitriol over that for another day.
There is our sister thread mapping the same problem for 10.4.4 ...
It seems most people over there used a combo update from 10.4.2 which might suggest it's still 10.4.3 causing the problem and that 10.4.4 doesn't fix it.
No solution here either but just reiterating the problem everyone else is experiencing. It's very annoying and it seems to happen everytime I'm transferring large files over our network. I've found that unplugging the ethernet cable, waiting for the DHCP IP address to blank out and then plugging back in the cable is a better fix than rebooting. I hope the fix comes through soon.
iMac 2 Ghz Intel Core Duo Mac OS X (10.4.4)
No solution here either but similar experiences:
I used to think it had to do with BitTorrent and it may have gotten better after doing this:
...but it still happens occasionally, with or without bittorrent.
Strange thing is: It got solved for me one year ago, don't know how. Started again after migrating to my new Intel iMac.
Intel iMac 2gHz/500/2GB/20" Mac OS X (10.4.5)
I have a client with this issue on three different Macs (out of 20). A 15" Ai Book, G5 and iMac G4. I rebuilt the OS on the PB and didn't copy over the System Configuration prefs. The PB was originally at 10.4.5 with this problem, I took it back to 10.4.3 and it worked for a day but then the problem surfaced again. The issue seems to have started around the same time as a power outage.