Internet stopped working aftert inputting command

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by xxfury2xx, May 24, 2011.

  1. xxfury2xx macrumors member

    Mar 27, 2009
    So I was reading this PDF file from the NSA on how to harden OS X. After inputting a command into the terminal that was supposed to turn off Bonjour, my internet stopped working.

    Here is the command:

    sudo defaults write /System/Library/
    ProgramArguments -array-add

    How can I undo this command?

  2. mmmhshiney macrumors newbie

    May 24, 2011
  3. NZed macrumors 65816


    Jan 24, 2011
    Canada, Eh?
    What were you trying to do?
  4. xxfury2xx thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 27, 2009
    I tried this but I'm getting quite a bit of gibberish (symbols like: @^$). Nothing like what the apple help document looks like, so I have no idea what it is I should edit.

    Would I be able to put my 10.6 disc in and repair the file somehow?

    Following instructions in an article on how to make OS X more secure. I just didn't realize how important Bonjour is, or the ramifications of messing with this file. Lesson learned.
  5. harcosparky macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    I don't think I would trust the NSA for information on how to make my computer secure.

    It's probably some secret code that allows the government full uncontrolled access to your computer!

    Maybe someone in the NSA took a bribe from Microsoft?



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