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NetInfo sleeping, can't configure network settings.

Message #1 - Posted 2007/05/01 - two7s_clash

I need to be able to configure my network settings (add new locations, tweak ethernet settings, configure Paralell's NAT etc), but everytime I launch the Network pref pane, it tells me "New Ports Dectected," asks me to configure them, and then press "Apply Now" to activate. However, no matter what configurations I make, upon applying the panel hangs and I get the beach ball. I have to force quit.

The message I get in my system log is: "NetInfo timeout connecting to local domain, sleeping."

On boot, I get this message:

Apr 27 09:23:35 localhost mDNSResponder: Couldn't read user-specified Computer Name; using default "Macintosh-0016CBD07E8F" instead Apr 27 09:23:35 localhost mDNSResponder: Couldn't read user-specified local hostname; using default "Macintosh-0016CBD07E8F.local" instead Apr 27 09:26:32 localhost mDNSResponder: Couldn't read user-specified Computer Name; using default "Macintosh-0016CBD07E8F" instead Apr 27 09:26:32 localhost mDNSResponder: Couldn't read user-specified local hostname; using default "Macintosh-0016CBD07E8F.local" instead Apr 27 10:43:54 localhost mDNSResponder: Couldn't read user-specified Computer Name; using default "Macintosh-0016CBD07E8F" instead Apr 27 10:43:54 localhost mDNSResponder: Couldn't read user-specified local hostname; using default "Macintosh-0016CBD07E8F.local" instead Apr 27 11:13:42 localhost mDNSResponder: Couldn't read user-specified Computer Name; using default "Macintosh-0016CBD07E8F" instead Apr 27 11:13:42 localhost mDNSResponder: Couldn't read user-specified local hostname; using default "Macintosh-0016CBD07E8F.local" instead Apr 27 11:15:43 localhost mDNSResponder: Couldn't read user-specified Computer Name; using default "Macintosh-0016CBD07E8F" instead Apr 27 11:15:43 localhost mDNSResponder: Couldn't read user-specified local hostname; using default "Macintosh-0016CBD07E8F.local" instead Apr 27 11:15:48 localhost mDNSResponder: Couldn't read user-specified Computer Name; using default "Macintosh-0016CBD07E8F" instead Apr 27 11:15:48 localhost mDNSResponder: Couldn't read user-specified local hostname; using default "Macintosh-0016CBD07E8F.local" instead

Here's what's in my hosts file:
127.0.0.1 localhost
255.255.255.255 broadcasthost

1 localhost

Same behavior occurs when I try with a fresh user account. And I've been unable to find any similar cases to this across many boards and threads...

Message #2 - Posted 2007/05/01 - Tim McNamara

Previously, two7s_clash wrote:

I need to be able to configure my network settings (add new locations, tweak ethernet settings, configure Paralell's NAT etc), but everytime I launch the Network pref pane, it tells me "New Ports Dectected," asks me to configure them, and then press "Apply Now" to activate. However, no matter what configurations I make, upon applying the panel hangs and I get the beach ball. I have to force quit.

The message I get in my system log is: "NetInfo timeout connecting to local domain, sleeping."

On boot, I get this message:

Apr 27 09:23:35 localhost mDNSResponder: Couldn't read user-specified Computer Name; using default "Macintosh-0016CBD07E8F" instead Apr 27 09:23:35 localhost mDNSResponder: Couldn't read user-specified local hostname; using default "Macintosh-0016CBD07E8F.local" instead Apr 27 09:26:32 localhost mDNSResponder: Couldn't read user-specified Computer Name; using default "Macintosh-0016CBD07E8F" instead Apr 27 09:26:32 localhost mDNSResponder: Couldn't read user-specified local hostname; using default "Macintosh-0016CBD07E8F.local" instead Apr 27 10:43:54 localhost mDNSResponder: Couldn't read user-specified Computer Name; using default "Macintosh-0016CBD07E8F" instead Apr 27 10:43:54 localhost mDNSResponder: Couldn't read user-specified local hostname; using default "Macintosh-0016CBD07E8F.local" instead Apr 27 11:13:42 localhost mDNSResponder: Couldn't read user-specified Computer Name; using default "Macintosh-0016CBD07E8F" instead Apr 27 11:13:42 localhost mDNSResponder: Couldn't read user-specified local hostname; using default "Macintosh-0016CBD07E8F.local" instead Apr 27 11:15:43 localhost mDNSResponder: Couldn't read user-specified Computer Name; using default "Macintosh-0016CBD07E8F" instead Apr 27 11:15:43 localhost mDNSResponder: Couldn't read user-specified local hostname; using default "Macintosh-0016CBD07E8F.local" instead Apr 27 11:15:48 localhost mDNSResponder: Couldn't read user-specified Computer Name; using default "Macintosh-0016CBD07E8F" instead Apr 27 11:15:48 localhost mDNSResponder: Couldn't read user-specified local hostname; using default "Macintosh-0016CBD07E8F.local" instead

Here's what's in my hosts file:
127.0.0.1 localhost
255.255.255.255 broadcasthost

1 localhost

Same behavior occurs when I try with a fresh user account. And I've been unable to find any similar cases to this across many boards and threads...

What did you name your computer?

Message #3 - Posted 2007/05/01 - Jolly Roger

On 2007-05-01 12:20:36 -0500, Tim McNamara said:

What did you name your computer?

In case the OP doesn't know, you can find the computer name setting in the System Preferences > Sharing panel.

JR

Message #4 - Posted 2007/05/01 - Tim McNamara

Previously, Jolly Roger wrote:

On 2007-05-01 12:20:36 -0500, Tim McNamara said:

What did you name your computer?

In case the OP doesn't know, you can find the computer name setting in the System Preferences > Sharing panel.

I was thinking that perhaps he used some high-bit character that the system couldn't read, which was hanging a daemon launch or two.

Message #5 - Posted 2007/05/02 - Jolly Roger

On 2007-05-01 21:01:22 -0500, Tim McNamara said:

Previously, Jolly Roger wrote:

On 2007-05-01 12:20:36 -0500, Tim McNamara said:

What did you name your computer?

In case the OP doesn't know, you can find the computer name setting in the System Preferences > Sharing panel.

I was thinking that perhaps he used some high-bit character that the system couldn't read, which was hanging a daemon launch or two.

Yeah. I suppose it could also be a corrupt property list file.

JR

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