Resolved Adding registration domain/lazy AWACS client/awacsd

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by MrElvey, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. MrElvey macrumors newbie


    Feb 22, 2010
    Strange entries in system.log - INTERESTING!! :
    Oct 5 07:45:29 Computername.local mDNSResponder[87]: Adding registration domain
    --2 more entries like the last.--
    Oct 5 07:45:29 Computername.local awacsd[103]: Starting awacsd connectivity-78 (Jul 26 2012 14:37:46)
    Oct 5 07:45:29 Computername.local[17]: Succeeded authorizing right '' by client '/System/Library/Frameworks/SystemConfiguration.framework/Versions/A/Resources/SCHelper' [107] for authorization created by '/usr/sbin/awacsd' [103] (100003,0)
    Oct 5 07:45:29 --- last message repeated 5 times ---
    Oct 5 07:45:29 Computername.local awacsd[103]: Configuring lazy AWACS client:
    --2 more entries like the last.--

    So are there resulting DNS entries? nope.
    unix% dig +trace
    <no answer>

    But ther's a hint - AWACS and awacsd
    awacsd is Apple Wide Area Connectivity Service daemon; man 8 awacsd gives:
    BSD System Manager's Manual
    awacsd is an executable invoked by launchd to facilitate connections between devices using Back to My Mac. Users cannot invoke awacsd from the command line.

    Ok, so it's all because I was trying out Back to My Mac.


    Ok, so here's another odd entry:

    Oct 5 07:45:27 localhost kernel[0]: WARNING - ACPI_SMC_CtrlLoop::initCPUCtrlLoop - no sub-config match for MacBookPro4,1 with 8 p-states, using default stepper instead

    A bit of googling and it seems to relate to hackintoshes. But I'm using a real MacBookPro4,1. I wonder if this indicates a real problem. I do want power management (ACPI) to work properly!

    /System/Library/Extensions/IOPlatformPluginFamily.kext/Contents/PlugIns/ACPI_SMC_PlatformPlugin.kext/Contents/Resources/MacBookPro4_1.plist seems relevant.


    Oct 5 07:45:30 Computername.local SystemStarter[116]: "/etc/rc.local" failed security check: group writable
    was useful.

    Turns out SystemStarter refused to execute /etc/rc.local, I think because of this failed check.

    I predict

    sudo chmod g-w /etc/rc.local

    fixes that.

    The permissions weren't really dangerous:
    ls -l /etc/rc.local
    -rw-rw---- 1 root wheel 2141 Sep 25 17:59 /etc/rc.local
  2. MrElvey thread starter macrumors newbie


    Feb 22, 2010
    Oct 5 07:45:45 Computername.local launchctl[309]: launchctl: Dubious file. Not of type .plist (skipping): /HD/Users/elvey/Library/LaunchAgents/com.zeobit.MacKeeper.Helper

    Hmm. It's in plist format. Perhaps I renamed it to disable it.


    Oct 5 07:45:48 Computername.local mds[126]: (/)(Warning) IndexQuery in bool preIterate_FSI(SISearchCtx_FSI *):Throttling inefficient file system query

    There are a few of those... sure seems like something I would want not to have happen in the first place... but how?:confused:
  3. MrElvey thread starter macrumors newbie


    Feb 22, 2010

    Strange; someone's marked this as 'Resolved'.

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