Disable netbios on mac os x

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By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy , Privacy Policy , and our Terms of Service. My application firewall settings are configured to block incoming connections from netbiosd. I don't recall setting this myself, and wonder what the consequences are.

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What are the consequences of blocking incoming connections for netbiosd? If I generally block incoming connections as a precaution, should I block netbiosd as well? If you block incoming netbiosd connections then you will not be able to share drives over netbios which is the simplest way to share data to Windows machines. If you generally block incoming connections as a precaution the you should block anything until you actually need it, that is until something breaks.

So yes block netbiosd to begin with. Thank you for your interest in this question.

Disable Netbios on OS X 10.11-10.12

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By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy , Privacy Policy , and our Terms of Service. There a bunch of messages in the Console with for example elly. I do not have one?

I would not mind using Terminal to kill it, but I'm just wondering whether there's any UI-based way to just turn off all of this stuff. I am not a big fan of running services I'm not using.

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On the other hand the following receipe is stopping netbiosd. In a Terminal or an xterm type: SNs 1: The second ps command shouldn't output anything.


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This is normal and means that there isn't anymore any netbiosd running. Another way to check that netbiosd isn't anymore chating continuously on all your network interfaces is to use tcpdump for a full 5 minutes:. These 2 commands should say exactly 0 packets captured otherwise something is leaking. By clicking "Post Your Answer", you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of service , privacy policy and cookie policy , and that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

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Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. The message shows that the "elly"is currently been used? By whom, for what? My search on Google and here did not help.

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I tried deleting the NetBios name, but it comes back! Also tried the without success!