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Frank (Atlanta)
Nov 22, 2004, 09:35 PM
My wife was using the iMac this evening and was accepting plug-ins left-and-right. She was accessing her office's MSFT Exchange e-mail via the Internet (used IE).

How can I see what was accepted?


I looked in the MacIntosh HD/Library/Internet Plug-Ins folder - seemed like the normal stuff (Flash, Java, Shockwave, Quicktime, etc. plug-ins).
I looked in the Software Update.Log (MacIntosh HD/Library/Logs subdirectory) - appears to contain Apple software update info; nothing re: plug-ins.
I looked in the MacIntosh HD/Library/Logs subdirectory: A)Console Logs - didn't see anything specific. B)DirectoryServiceServer.Logs - saw the following:

-- Start: Server rolled log on: Nov 22 2004 20:18:26 --
2004-11-22 20:18:29 EST - Network transition occurred.
2004-11-22 20:18:33 EST - Network transition occurred.
2004-11-22 20:18:33 EST - Network transition occurred.
2004-11-22 22:18:32 EST - Network transition occurred.
2004-11-22 22:20:11 EST - Plug-in SLP state is now active.
2004-11-22 22:20:11 EST - Plugin "SLP", Version "1.1", loaded on demand successfully.
2004-11-22 22:20:11 EST - Plug-in SMB state is now active.
2004-11-22 22:20:11 EST - Plugin "SMB", Version "1.1.3", loaded on demand successfully.
2004-11-22 22:20:11 EST - Plug-in AppleTalk state is now active.
2004-11-22 22:20:11 EST - Plugin "AppleTalk", Version "1.1", loaded on demand successfully.


Two Questions:
Does the above mean "SLP" and "SMB" were loaded onto my Mac? If so, A)how can I determine what these items are and B)how can I remove them?
How can I - in the future - determine what's been loaded on my machine?


FWIW, I've got a 20" iMac G5 w/10.3.6.

Thanks in advance,
Frank

daveL
Nov 23, 2004, 01:17 PM
Those (SLP, SMB, AplleTalk) are local OS X network plugins, not browser plugins. They get loaded dynamically by the OS; they are not being loaded onto your machine from the internet. The Help->Installed Plugins menu item in Safari will tell you which plugins are installed.

Frank (Atlanta)
Nov 23, 2004, 06:46 PM
Dave,

Thanks for the great info - very much appreciated!