394 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Mar 14, 2006 7:13 PM by Thomas Akers
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That is strange indeed. I assume the lock on the sharing panel is off when you try to change them. As an aside, there are no documented viruses that affect a Mac running OS X. I never say never, but that is the case at this point.
I would trash the preference file (com.apple.sharing.firewall.plist), restart your computer, set the sharing where you want it, and click the lock to prevent changes.
When you open System Preferences > Sharing > Services
As Barry asked, is the Padlock, in the lower left corner, open?
If it is not, click on it to open. Enter the Admin info, if asked.
Click on each of the options that are enabled.
Then click on Stop.
If they are successfully stopped, click on the Padlock again to Lock the Preference.
I have exactly the same problem. I can turn File Sharing on and off but I can turn off any of the following... Windows sharing, Remote Login, FTP Access or Remote Apple events. The either don't respond at all when the STop button is clicked (and yes, the padlock is unlocked) or the looking like the service is being turned off but they just hang (SSH does this)
I'm very worried about this.