Archive for December, 2007

MacOS 10.4.10-11 Lockup Problems

Friday, December 7th, 2007

Since upgrading to MacOS 10.4.11, I’ve had users complain about systems locking up and freezing.  The system wasn’t locked up, but waiting for a timeout.  At first I thought, this issue was confined to the Intel based Macs…..Wrong.  After looking at the logs I noticed some NetInfo events had occurred:

DirectoryService: NetInfo connection failed for server

After doing some research, I found a odd bug/solution.  The program listed below periodically polls lookupd to detect if it’s not responding and if so, forces it to terminate.  This solution may not be for everyone, but thus far works for me.  So do your homework on it.