What the H-E double hockey stick is bonjour and why do we need it?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by jrok18, Oct 5, 2008.

  1. jrok18 macrumors regular

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    Well i tried installing itunes 8 the 30 time this month to fix the syncing problem but now i have a new problem when installing. It saids "service bonjour failed to start. verify that u have sufficient privileges to start system services" . Why is it saying this now? How do i verify it? Also what the hell is bonjour?
     
  2. maclover001 macrumors 6502a

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  3. jrok18 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Why do we need it? And why the hell does it keep failing to start along with mobile device support on my computer?
     
  4. YodaEXE macrumors member

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    Because it's hard to send things to an iPod when you can't form a connection to it.
     
  5. maclover001 macrumors 6502a

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    If you don't know what it is, you probably don't need it. It isn't necessary for iPod syncing.
     
  6. YodaEXE macrumors member

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    If it's not letting him do stuff because it isn't started, then it apparently is needed.
     
  7. reubs macrumors 68000

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    On the upside, at least you've gotten your iPod back.
     
  8. Phil A. Moderator

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    Actually, it isn't - it's Apple's implementation of Zeroconf which is a service discovery protocol (i.e. used to advertise and discover services on your local network). It's most likely used within iTunes for identifying remote speakers and sharing / connecting to shared iTunes libraries.
     
  9. kidlazer macrumors newbie

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    The same thing happened to me. So I figured instead of downloading just update when I'm in a wifi spot cause right now my internet isn't working at home. When I updated I had no problems.
     
  10. Fuchal macrumors 68020

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    bingo!
     
  11. ebow macrumors 6502a

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    I thought to myself, "Bonjour is an Apple thing, I bet they have some information about it." So I gave http://apple.com/bonjour a shot, and lo and behold... :rolleyes:
     
  12. intempo808 macrumors regular

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    I removed it from my PC and my iPod touch still sync's just fine...
     
  13. sgtboy macrumors 6502

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    If you Ctl alt delete it and open itunes it says its for Airtunes/airport
     

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