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mrrogerz Level 1 Level 1

Or at least I can't find any clues other than repeated attempts to sign-in to a discontinued MobilMe account.


Any ideas?


The list of actions taken so far:


  1. Clean install and migrated user files from Time Machine back up.
  2. Installed OS10.6.8 over current OS
  3. Repair permissions from disk, zapped pram and reset smc.
  4. Ran Extended Apple Hardware Test, Drive Genius Scan Test, 6 loops of Rember (Memtest) - all passed
  5. Ran Onyx Maintanance and Clean.
  6. Searched and deleted old PPC and unused Intel applications and drivers
  7. Updated current apps and drivers.
  8. Removing all connected hardware except power and ethernet cable did not stop crash.
  9. One mistake was to delete Bonjour in Safari but I'm not sure what effect that may have had.
  10. What I've forgotten after a couple of weeks working on this problem


I have previously posted but I seem to have run into a dead end.


Here's the Console log ending with the launchd[1] entry which is the restart after a hard power off (?)





3/27/12 9:18:31 AM          Firewall[217]          Allow smbd connecting from to port 445 proto=6

3/27/12 9:19:24 AM          mDNSResponder[19]          Permission denied (NOAUTH):

3/27/12 9:19:24 AM          mDNSResponder[19]          hndlRecordUpdateReply: Registration of record type 12 failed with error -65537

3/27/12 9:19:24 AM          mDNSResponder[19]          Permission denied (NOAUTH):

3/27/12 9:19:24 AM          mDNSResponder[19]          hndlRecordUpdateReply: Registration of record type 16 failed with error -65537

3/27/12 9:19:24 AM          mDNSResponder[19]          Permission denied (NOAUTH):

3/27/12 9:19:24 AM          mDNSResponder[19]          hndlRecordUpdateReply: Registration of record type 12 failed with error -65537

3/27/12 9:19:24 AM          mDNSResponder[19]          Permission denied (NOAUTH):

3/27/12 9:19:24 AM          mDNSResponder[19]          hndlRecordUpdateReply: Registration of record _services._dns-sd._udp.xxxx.members.xxxx. type 12 failed with error -65537

3/27/12 9:22:16 AM          Firewall[217]          Stealth Mode connection attempt to UDP from

3/27/12 9:25:01 AM          Firewall[217]          Allow smbd connecting from to port 445 proto=6

3/27/12 9:27:18 AM          Firewall[217]          Stealth Mode connection attempt to UDP from

3/27/12 9:35:25 AM          kernel          npvhash=4095

3/27/12 9:27:48 AM          Firewall[217]          Stealth Mode connection attempt to UDP from

3/27/12 9:35:25 AM          kernel          PAE enabled

3/27/12 9:35:25 AM          kernel          64 bit mode enabled

3/27/12 9:35:25 AM          kernel          Darwin Kernel Version 10.8.0: Tue Jun  7 16:33:36 PDT 2011; root:xnu-1504.15.3~1/RELEASE_I386

3/27/12 9:35:25 AM          kernel          vm_page_bootstrap: 1975676 free pages and 39556 wired pages

3/27/12 9:35:25 AM          kernel          standard timeslicing quantum is 10000 us

3/27/12 9:35:25 AM          kernel          mig_table_max_displ = 73

3/27/12 9:35:25 AM          kernel          AppleACPICPU: ProcessorId=0 LocalApicId=0 Enabled

3/27/12 9:35:25 AM          kernel          AppleACPICPU: ProcessorId=1 LocalApicId=1 Enabled

3/27/12 9:35:25 AM          kernel          calling mpo_policy_init for TMSafetyNet

3/27/12 9:35:25 AM          kernel          Security policy loaded: Safety net for Time Machine (TMSafetyNet)

3/27/12 9:35:25 AM          kernel          calling mpo_policy_init for Quarantine

3/27/12 9:35:25 AM          kernel          Security policy loaded: Quarantine policy (Quarantine)

3/27/12 9:35:25 AM          kernel          calling mpo_policy_init for Sandbox

3/27/12 9:35:25 AM          kernel          Security policy loaded: Seatbelt sandbox policy (Sandbox)

3/27/12 9:35:25 AM          kernel          Copyright (c) 1982, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1993

3/27/12 9:35:25 AM          kernel          The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

3/27/12 9:35:25 AM          kernel          MAC Framework successfully initialized

3/27/12 9:35:25 AM          kernel          using 16384 buffer headers and 4096 cluster IO buffer headers

3/27/12 9:35:25 AM          kernel          IOAPIC: Version 0x11 Vectors 64:87

3/27/12 9:35:25 AM          kernel          ACPI: System State [S0 S3 S4 S5] (S3)

3/27/12 9:35:25 AM          kernel          PFM64 0xf10000000, 0xf0000000

3/27/12 9:35:25 AM          kernel          [ PCI configuration begin ]

3/27/12 9:35:25 AM          kernel          console relocated to 0xf10030000

3/27/12 9:35:25 AM          kernel          PCI configuration changed (bridge=6 device=3 cardbus=0)

3/27/12 9:35:25 AM          kernel          [ PCI configuration end, bridges 7 devices 19 ]

3/27/12 9:35:25 AM          kernel          AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement: (built 16:44:45 Jun  7 2011) initialization complete

3/27/12 9:35:25 AM          kernel          mbinit: done (64 MB memory set for mbuf pool)

3/27/12 9:35:25 AM          kernel          rooting via boot-uuid from /chosen: F4DC36EE-DC24-3274-97AB-4351454B11FE

3/27/12 9:35:25 AM          kernel          Waiting on <dict ID="0"><key>IOProviderClass</key><string ID="1">IOResources</string><key>IOResourceMatch</key><string ID="2">boot-uuid-media</string></dict>

3/27/12 9:35:25 AM          kernel kmod start

3/27/12 9:35:25 AM          kernel load succeeded

3/27/12 9:35:25 AM          kernel          AppleIntelCPUPowerManagementClient: ready

3/27/12 9:35:25 AM          kernel          BTCOEXIST off

3/27/12 9:35:25 AM          kernel          wl0: Broadcom BCM432b 802.11 Wireless Controller

3/27/12 9:35:25 AM          kernel

3/27/12 9:35:25 AM          kernel          Got boot device = IOService:/AppleACPIPlatformExpert/PCI0@0/AppleACPIPCI/SATA@B/AppleMCP79AHCI/PR T0@0/IOAHCIDevice@0/AppleAHCIDiskDriver/IOAHCIBlockStorageDevice/IOBlockStorageD river/ST9500420AS Media/IOGUIDPartitionScheme/SozoMuseHD@2

3/27/12 9:35:25 AM          kernel          BSD root: disk0s2, major 14, minor 2

3/27/12 9:35:25 AM          kernel          jnl: unknown-dev: replay_journal: from: 15481856 to: 19684352 (joffset 0xe8e000)

3/27/12 9:35:25 AM          kernel          FireWire (OHCI) Lucent ID 5901 built-in now active, GUID 002332fffeb9cddc; max speed s800.

3/27/12 9:35:25 AM          kernel          jnl: unknown-dev: journal replay done.

3/27/12 9:35:25 AM          kernel          hfs: Removed 19 orphaned / unlinked files and 0 directories

3/27/12 9:35:18 AM[1]          *** launchd[1] has started up. ***

3/27/12 9:35:25 AM          DirectoryService[11]          Improper shutdown detected

MacBook Pro 2.53Ghz, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 8 GB Ram
Reply by baltwo on Mar 27, 2012 4:25 PM Helpful

If you have Xcode installed, then the Property List Editor is the better way to go, adding that restriction. I don't do WiFi or use Bonjour, so no issues here with multicast advertisements.

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  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9

    Post the latest crash report.

  • mrrogerz Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks for reponding baltwo.


    From /Library/Logs/CrashReporter:



    Process:         mDNSResponder [18]

    Path:            /usr/sbin/mDNSResponder

    Identifier:      mDNSResponder

    Version:         ??? (???)

    Code Type:       X86-64 (Native)

    Parent Process:  launchd [1]



    Date/Time:       2012-03-25 16:48:36.929 -0700

    OS Version:      Mac OS X 10.6.8 (10K549)

    Report Version:  6

    Sleep/Wake UUID: 4980D05F-CC71-47D3-A8B2-066043C65183



    Exception Type:  EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGSEGV)

    Exception Codes: KERN_INVALID_ADDRESS at 0x0000000000000038

    Crashed Thread:  2



    Application Specific Information:

    mDNSResponder mDNSResponder-258.21 (May 26 2011 14:40:13)



    Thread 0:  Dispatch queue:

    0   libSystem.B.dylib                       0x0000000100793d7a mach_msg_trap + 10

    1   libSystem.B.dylib                       0x00000001007943ed mach_msg + 59

    2                0x00000001000e4902 __CFRunLoopRun + 1698

    3                0x00000001000e3d8f CFRunLoopRunSpecific + 575

    4                0x00000001000e3b16 CFRunLoopRun + 70

    5   mDNSResponder                           0x000000010000221f main + 3118

    6   mDNSResponder                           0x0000000100032974 start + 52



    Thread 1:  Dispatch queue:

    0   libSystem.B.dylib                       0x00000001007acc0a kevent + 10

    1   libSystem.B.dylib                       0x00000001007aeadd _dispatch_mgr_invoke + 154

    2   libSystem.B.dylib                       0x00000001007ae7b4 _dispatch_queue_invoke + 185

    3   libSystem.B.dylib                       0x00000001007ae2de _dispatch_worker_thread2 + 252

    4   libSystem.B.dylib                       0x00000001007adc08 _pthread_wqthread + 353

    5   libSystem.B.dylib                       0x00000001007adaa5 start_wqthread + 13



    Thread 2 Crashed:

    0   mDNSResponder                           0x0000000100006c33 mDNS_Lock_ + 18

    1   mDNSResponder                           0x000000010004c3a1 tcpConnectionCallback + 116

    2   mDNSResponder                           0x000000010002caa5 tcpKQSocketCallback + 432

    3   mDNSResponder                           0x0000000100012ecf KQueueLoop + 4290

    4   libSystem.B.dylib                       0x00000001007ccfd6 _pthread_start + 331

    5   libSystem.B.dylib                       0x00000001007cce89 thread_start + 13



    Thread 2 crashed with X86 Thread State (64-bit):

      rax: 0x0000000000000000  rbx: 0x0000000000000000  rcx: 0x0000000000000000  rdx: 0x0000000000000000

      rdi: 0x0000000000000000  rsi: 0x000000010006b4b6  rbp: 0x00000001014861e0  rsp: 0x00000001014861d0

       r8: 0x00000000008aece4   r9: 0x000000010006eff0  r10: 0x00000001014863f0  r11: 0x0000000000000246

      r12: 0x000000010006b4b6  r13: 0x000000010150f5c0  r14: 0x0000000000000000  r15: 0x00000001000880a4

      rip: 0x0000000100006c33  rfl: 0x0000000000010206  cr2: 0x0000000000000038



    Binary Images:

           0x100000000 -        0x100076fff +mDNSResponder ??? (???) <AAD5C495-F465-2982-D960-831C867F5C6B> /usr/sbin/mDNSResponder

           0x100098000 -        0x10020ffe7 6.6.6 (550.44) <BB4E5158-E47A-39D3-2561-96CB49FA82D4> /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreFoundation.framework/Versions/A/CoreFoundation

           0x100328000 -        0x100369fff 1.10.8 (1.10.2) <78D48D27-A9C4-62CA-2803-D0BBED82855A> /System/Library/Frameworks/SystemConfiguration.framework/Versions/A/SystemConfi guration

           0x10038d000 -        0x1003edfe7 2.0 (???) <4F071EF0-8260-01E9-C641-830E582FA416> /System/Library/Frameworks/IOKit.framework/Versions/A/IOKit

           0x100411000 -        0x10069bfe7 6.1.2 (55002) <FD0B5AD4-74DB-7ED8-90D3-6EC56FFA8557> /System/Library/Frameworks/Security.framework/Versions/A/Security

           0x100793000 -        0x100954fef  libSystem.B.dylib 125.2.11 (compatibility 1.0.0) <9AB4F1D1-89DC-0E8A-DC8E-A4FE4D69DB69> /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib

           0x1009e6000 -        0x100a32fff  libauto.dylib ??? (???) <F7221B46-DC4F-3153-CE61-7F52C8C293CF> /usr/lib/libauto.dylib

           0x100a3f000 -        0x100bfdfff  libicucore.A.dylib 40.0.0 (compatibility 1.0.0) <4274FC73-A257-3A56-4293-5968F3428854> /usr/lib/libicucore.A.dylib

           0x100c6c000 -        0x100d22ff7  libobjc.A.dylib 227.0.0 (compatibility 1.0.0) <03140531-3B2D-1EBA-DA7F-E12CC8F63969> /usr/lib/libobjc.A.dylib

           0x100d36000 -        0x100d47ff7  libz.1.dylib 1.2.3 (compatibility 1.0.0) <97019C74-161A-3488-41EC-A6CA8738418C> /usr/lib/libz.1.dylib

           0x100d4c000 -        0x100dc9fef  libstdc++.6.dylib 7.9.0 (compatibility 7.0.0) <35ECA411-2C08-FD7D-11B1-1B7A04921A5C> /usr/lib/libstdc++.6.dylib

           0x100e2a000 -        0x100e2eff7  libmathCommon.A.dylib 315.0.0 (compatibility 1.0.0) <95718673-FEEE-B6ED-B127-BCDBDB60D4E5> /usr/lib/system/libmathCommon.A.dylib

           0x100e31000 -        0x100e3fff7  libkxld.dylib ??? (???) <8145A534-95CC-9F3C-B78B-AC9898F38C6F> /usr/lib/system/libkxld.dylib

           0x100e43000 -        0x100efcfff  libsqlite3.dylib 9.6.0 (compatibility 9.0.0) <2C5ED312-E646-9ADE-73A9-6199A2A43150> /usr/lib/libsqlite3.dylib

        0x7fff5fc00000 -     0x7fff5fc3be0f  dyld 132.1 (???) <29DECB19-0193-2575-D838-CF743F0400B2> /usr/lib/dyld

        0x7fffffe00000 -     0x7fffffe01fff  libSystem.B.dylib ??? (???) <9AB4F1D1-89DC-0E8A-DC8E-A4FE4D69DB69> /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib

  • mrrogerz Level 1 Level 1

    FYI the latest crash was today but there was no report that I could find, just what I attached from Console Log on the initial post around the time of the crash.

  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9

    Start with a google search for mDNSResponder and peruse the top three or four hits.

  • mrrogerz Level 1 Level 1

    I googled mDNSResponder, perused the top results and chose the top hit: Mac OS X v10.6 Disabeling mDNSResponder wil disable DNS. I've entered the text in Terminal but how do you "Save" per step 4 of the instructions:  (?)




    Important: Follow these steps carefully. A malformed or problematic mDNSResponder.plist file may prevent your Mac from starting up. As a precaution, perform a full backup of your system with Time Machine.

    1. Make a back up copy of the mDNSResponder.plist file as a precaution.
    2. Open the mDNSResponder.plist file in Terminal using your preferred text editor. Here is a sample command:
      sudo nano "/System/Library/LaunchDaemons/"
    3. Add "<string>-NoMulticastAdvertisements</string>" to the array in the "ProgramArguments" section.

      In other words:




    4. Save the file.

      : If you edited the file using emacs, you must remove the emacs backup file (the file with a tilde at the end of the name, "/System/Library/LaunchDaemons/") or your Mac will not start up.
    5. Restart your Mac.
  • mrrogerz Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks again, I'll save a copy of the Unix Terminal Commands.


    I must have entered the command incorrectly because the MBP won't get past the spinning gear in normal, single user or safe mode. Starting from disk works but I can't enter Terminal commands to inspect the mDNSResponder.plist. I ran Disk Utility Repair Disk with no errors and am currently repairing permissions.


    I have a Time Machine backup and a saved a copy of the original mDNSResponder.plist file on a flash drive. How do I get out of this pickle?

  • mrrogerz Level 1 Level 1

    Restoring from Backup now.


    Would have sworn the Terminal commands were perfect...oh well.

  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9

    If you have Xcode installed, then the Property List Editor is the better way to go, adding that restriction. I don't do WiFi or use Bonjour, so no issues here with multicast advertisements.

  • mrrogerz Level 1 Level 1

    I was under the impressiom Xcode was for developers so I always left it unchecked during installations. But if it's the better way to go I'll install it after the Restore is completed.


    I don't ues Bonjour either - that I know of - other than the Kodak printer driver asks for it and I deny it access. The curious problem is the old MobilMe account trying to phone home from what I can see in Console.


    Thanks for your ideas, I learning.

  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9

    Never had a MobileMe account, so can't help with that. As for Xcode, it's for anyone, that's why it was on the install disc. it contains a lot of useful apps, utilities, and executable commands.

  • mrrogerz Level 1 Level 1

    I had to zero out and reformat the Time Machine backup hard drive because Time Machine would not allow me to use it's backup file, i.e. the file was grayed out and not available to "Use For Backup" in Time Machine Preferences. TM is now running properly.


    Now, I've opened Xcode and Command Line Tool, which prompted me to name and save a new project "Bonjour No Multicast Advertisements" in the Documents folder and it appears that I now have an active running process in Xcode with no way to delete it. I just wanted to get as far as I could with Xcode before asking how to run "<string>-NoMulticastAdvertisements</string>" per Apple Article Mac OS X v10.6: Disabling mDNSResonder will disable DNS.



    What do I do now?

  • mrrogerz Level 1 Level 1

    I moved the "Bonjour No Multicast Advertisements" file created in Xcode from the Documents folder to the Trash. After that file was created I had another freeze, then a gray screen restarting from the freeze after a hard shutdown. I don't see a crash report.

  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9

    As before, use the Property List Editor to add that restriction. Most likely, you'll have to copy the plist file to your Desktop, make the change, change its permissions to system and wheel, and then use the Terminal to replace the current one. No need to use Xcode and make a project.

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