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Wake On Demand in Snow Leopard

Putting your Mac to sleep saves power, but it also disrupts using your Mac as a file server, among other purposes. Wake on Demand in Snow Leopard works in conjunction with an Apple base station to continue announcing Bonjour services that the sleeping computer offers.

While the requirements for this feature are complex, eligible users can toggle this feature in the Energy Saver preference pane. It's labeled Wake on Network Access for computers that can be roused either via Wi-Fi or Ethernet; Wake on Ethernet Network Access or Wake on AirPort Network Access for wired- or wireless-only machines, respectively. Uncheck the box to disable this feature.

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Disinfectant 3.7.1

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Disinfectant 3.7.1 -- On the heels of last week's Disinfectant 3.7, John Norstad has released Disinfectant 3.7.1, which corrects an error that could cause a crash while scanning some rare types of large resource files. This release does not respond to the discovery of a new virus. If you aren't having problems scanning files using version 3.7, you probably don't need version 3.7.1.

<ftp://ftp.acns.nwu.edu/pub/disinfectant/ disinfectant371.sea.hqx>

We also heard from a few readers last week who were confused by the overloaded FTP server at Northwestern University. The server allows twenty simultaneous FTP users, but a new release of Disinfectant generates a lot of traffic. If you get an error, check your FTP transcript for a message, and try again in a few minutes. You can also get Disinfectant from mirror sites like the Info-Mac network. [GD]

<ftp://mirror.aol.com/pub/info-mac/vir/ disinfectant-371.hqx>

 

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