How to stop auto connect into shared Bonjour computer

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by JayElDee, Sep 21, 2014.

  1. JayElDee macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    I have a home network setup, using 10.9.5 on all machines.
    I have file sharing turned on and I access files on my desktop from computers on the home wifi network
    I recently installed a new hard drive on my desktop (early 2008 imac) and had to go through the setup process. After I did so, my laptop (mid 2010 MBP) is allowed to connect using two different ids. One is the name of my user folder, and one is my apple id.
    The user name logon is not a problem ( I think), but the apple id one will logon without prompting when, in finder, I click on the either of shared devices listed: time machine and the name of the desktop computer. Both of these disappear if I uncheck "Bonjour Computers" in Finder Preferences, but still show up if I then click ALL under shared devices.

    when logged on, The bar reads "connected as: <apple id>"
    If I click on disconnect in the right hand side of the bar, it disconnects for a moment, then it, without any entry from me, re connects---it momentarily shows "connect as" then reconnects and "disconnect" reappears.

    This is new behavior since the HD upgrade on the desktop so I suspect I have a setting that allows this, but cannot find it to change.

    Any help much appreciated, as I want to ONLY be able to connect using my user folder name and disallow auto logon.

    TIA
    John
     
  2. satcomer macrumors 603

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    Learn about Apple's Bonjoir and on the page click the videos and watch them. You will learn about how it is a implempation of zero net config for Apple. That's the reason why you rediscover the drives.
     
  3. JayElDee thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the quick reply. I will peruse that page, lots of info there.

    Does this behavior represent any security threat as long as the laptop is physically secure, ie can another computer use this feature to get into my system? It would seem not???

    Thanks again.
     
  4. satcomer macrumors 603

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    No it's not security thing. It's just this service in Unix that Apple used as a replacement for AppleTalk from the real old Apple days. It' Apple's way to have plug-n-play on their systems in Unix. It' s always the feeling when a user plugs in a printer and just go to Software Update to get a driver. So it' s just nantural when it mounts local shares so users can have a easy way of seeing the local share since both the Apple computer and the share server have Bonjoir on it. Apple even has Bonjoir for Windows. :rolleyes:
     

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