Bon Jour? I'm not French. What is this?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by vbmike73, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. vbmike73 macrumors regular

    Nov 8, 2008
    I recently noticed a "device" in Finder called "imac 4". If I click on details, it says PC Server. If I go to the Sidebar preferences, and uncheck Bon Jour, then it disappears, so that tells me it has something to do with this. I have read a little on what this is,and it has to do with file sharing on networks, or shared printers and such. I haven't done anything new that I can think of, so I'm wondering why it just started showing up. Could someone be accessing my network? It is a secured network with an AirPort base station. I'm just really confused, and was hoping someone could ask me some questions to try to narrow this down. Thanks!
  2. Andeavor macrumors 6502

    Aug 19, 2010
    Bonjour is Apple's universal service discovery protocol. It finds other devices connected to a local network for file and data sharing.

    It's built-in as far as I know so I can't tell you how it popped up without your consent.

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