Turning off WindowServer?

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  1. zeroace

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    Hi,

    Just wondering if it's possible to turn off the process called "WindowServer" from anywhere. I tried looking in preferences and anywhere that I thought it would show up. But didn't see any way of turning it off..

    The reason I want to turn it off is, I noticed that my Powerbook tries to send SMB packets to other computers on my network when I plug it in.

    Thanks
     
  2. prae

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    the WindowServer is not causing the smb packets to be sent.

    WindowServer, iirc handles the windows you would open in Finder.

    The smb packets are no doubt a function of zeroconf (formerly dubbed Rendezvous).

    Why is it such a problem that your mac does this. PCs do the same by default.
     
  3. zeroace

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    Mainly concern.. I don't want Windows server running on my Powerbook since I don't know how to set it properly. I click on network and it looks like anybody can access the whole harddrive.
     
  4. DrCarlo

    DrCarlo Its not that im lazy, its just that I dont care.

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    You can look at your whole hard drive because your logged on locally.. Someone remote wont be able to do that..

    the windowsserver process is not a networking function as prae said.. if your worried go into your System Prefs -> sharing and disable everything.
     
  5. IcyHot4Life

    IcyHot4Life Str8 Ballin'

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    :werd: if you disable windows fire sharing and maybe USB printer sharing you should be cool.
     
  6. zeroace

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    Ohh okay. Thanks for the clearup everybody!
     

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