Need Help Disabling Local Server

Capt Underpants

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Well Apparently I'm running a local server... Screenshot at the bottom. I want to disable it because it seems like a security risk. However, when I try and drag it to the trash (which was the only way I could think of disabling it) it says I don't have sufficient privileges. When I try dragging the broken "library" icon into the trash, it says the same thing. I went into disk utilities and repaired permissions (which, by the way, was the first time I've repaired permissions since I bought this mac last May :eek: ). It didn't help.

Any ideas?
 

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Mitthrawnuruodo

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System Preferences -> Internet & Network -> Sharing -> Services (tab)

Look to see if you have any services running. If all are off then it's only localhost that is showing and that should not be a problem as it's impossible to access from another machine.

If it still annoys you, go to to Finder preferences -> Sidebar and uncheck the box next to the Network icon. Now you cannot see it anymore... ;)
 

Capt Underpants

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Mitthrawnuruodo said:
System Preferences -> Internet & Network -> Sharing -> Services (tab)

Look to see if you have any services running. If all are off then it's only localhost that is showing and that should not be a problem as it's impossible to access from another machine.

If it still annoys you, go to to Finder preferences -> Sidebar and uncheck the box next to the Network icon. Now you cannot see it anymore... ;)
Ya none of those boxes are checked. And I don't want to just uncheck it because it'll still bother me. I'm anal like that...

edit: And I'd still like to get that broken library icon out of there. It annoys the heck out of me.
 

Mitthrawnuruodo

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Hmmm... well, does it comfort you, even just a little, knowing that I have one, too...? ;)

Edit: It should be fairly easy to remove it using Terminal and rm command (sudo rm /Network/Library) but I don't like removing things without knowing what it is or where it came from... :eek: Anyone know where this Library alias came from? (My guess is a MySQL install, but that's only a guess...)
 

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Capt Underpants

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Mitthrawnuruodo said:
Thanks!

Gone now... ;)
Well I did the whoel sudo rm /network/library, but now three new folders appeared. One is mshome, another my network, and another workgroup. I guess that I could do the same command to remove those? Can I use that command to remove the server icon?
 

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Wait a minute... the commands "sudo rm /Network/Library" and "sudo rm /network/library" are NOT the same... You did capitalize the N and L, didn't you...?

Those three others look suspiciously Windows-like. Do you have a PC in your network...?
 

Capt Underpants

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Mitthrawnuruodo said:
Wait a minute... the commands "sudo rm /Network/Library" and "sudo rm /network/library" are NOT the same... You did capitalize the N and L, didn't you...?

Those three others look suspiciously Windows-like. Do you have a PC in your network...?
Ya I capitalized the N and the L, luckily :eek:

And Yes I do hae a PC in my network.
 

Mitthrawnuruodo

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Good. :)

You can probably remove those Windows ones, too, but they might show up again whenever your Mac "finds" the PC on the network. Those aliases are there to help you log on to the PC.