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"Do you want iTunes to accept incoming network connections?"

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Glenn Carter Level 4 Level 4 (3,360 points)
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Jul 19, 2009 1:27 PM
Hi all. For some time now, everytime I launch iTunes, I am presented with an alert box asking

+"Do you want the application 'iTunes.app' to accept incoming network connections?"+

The options it gives me are "Deny" and "Allow". This appears everytime I launch iTunes despite the fact that the Firewall settings in Security Preferences are set for iTunes to "Allow incoming connections". By the way, "Block all incoming connections" is not checked.

I have deleted various preference lists without resolving this issue. Updating to the latest version of iTunes has not helped (8.2.1). Anyone with some suggestions would be helpful even if you think I may have tried it already. Cheers!
MacBook Pro 2.4GHz (Early 2008), Mac OS X (10.5.7), MacBook (unibody), MacBook (Late 2006), Time Capsule, AppleTV, AEBS, 2 iPhones
  • pascalim Calculating status...
    Wow, I thought I was the only one one who was getting this problem. Everything was fine for me until 2 days ago, I always had "Set access for specific services and applications" selected and had added iTunes and other apps to the list. But now every time any network app(adium, skype..) launches, leopard keeps bugging me about accept or deny WHEN those apps were already added. Any one else getting this annoying problem?
    Mid 2009 Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.7), Time Capsule 500G
  • pascalim Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Fixed it. Here's what I did:
    - "sudo chmod 640 /private/var/log/secure.log" from Terminal (had permissions issues on this log file)
    - Trash /Library/Preferences/com.apple.alf.plist (supposed to be the firewall configuration file)
    - Set to "Allow All.." in Firewall prefs
    - Reboot
    - Set back to "Set access..." in Firewall prefs

    I think it's a bug with log rotation scripts. Hope this helps yours.
    Mid 2009 Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.7), Time Capsule 500G
  • Hunter Ware Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    This worked perfectly for me. Thank you!
    MacBook Pro, Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • pascalim Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Same thing happened to me too, I think it's just something with the new iTunes 8.2.1. I did a clean reinstall and for the past 2 days everything was fine, now the permission window is popping back everytime I launch iTunes. Annoying but good thing is it's only with iTunes, hope this gets fixed soon.
    Mid 2009 Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.7), Time Capsule 500G
  • morayshire Calculating status...
    Hello, I've just started to get this very same problem with itunes too. I was having problems with Adobe Flash - continually stopping to load up while playing back - so I did a clean install to sort a few other problems too.
    iTunes now keeps asking allow or deny but does not give you the option to always allow.
    macbook pro, 2.66 macbook pro
  • morayshire Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Yes, I'll give that a try. I have fired of a bug report to Apple so we'll just need to wait and see. No doubt an update will be out soon to stop the Pre!
    macbook pro, 2.66 macbook pro
  • morayshire Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Eh, hello everybody... Just tried that last suggestion to remove all remotes and, well... it worked
    Hope that's not tempting fail!
    Cheers!
    macbook pro, 2.66 macbook pro
  • pascalim Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    hey guys, I already filed a bug report. An engineer got in touch with me and here's the steps I was to do:

    - Open terminal and enter "codesign -v /Applications/iTunes.app"

    If the output of this command is anything but "Valid on disk", uninstall iTunes and reinstall it. This fixed my problem.
    Mid 2009 Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.7), Time Capsule 500G
  • pascalim Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    From the posts before, you guys can see I was trying random stuffs and it worked for abit. I'd advise you guys, to still check if the iTunes.app is valid on disk. That'll spare you hours of headache lol.
    Mid 2009 Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.7), Time Capsule 500G
  • morayshire Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Well, removing the remote as suggested works but with one caveat - if you try to add an iPod or iPhone back as a remote, the trouble starts again.
    So, it must be a bug.
    macbook pro, 2.66 macbook pro
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