Bogus Bento 3.0.3 error?


This morning I decided to check Console.app to see if my Mac was reporting any error messages of concern. I noticed a number of entries that referenced my Bento 3 database:

6/12/10 10:47:04 AM mDNSResponder[19]
Bad service type in [user] Libraries._bentomobilesync-7A06185A-441B-4786-9E01-2F6FA8B139CC._tcp.local.
Application protocol name must be underscore plus 1-14 characters.
See http://www.dns-sd.org/ServiceTypes.html

I did a Google search and found one case where a Bento user reported this same log message in Console. However, his situation involved his inability to open a password-protected file, while my database is unprotected and opens without restrictions.

Password protected database won’t open
Bento Forum
04-02-2010 08:58 PM

Q). I have a Bento database with a password protected library. When I try to open the library I get “An unexpected problem as occurred. Bento must quit.” I have repaired disk permissions and tried deleting the bento plist file. The console log has the following.

Bad service type in [user] Libraries._bentomobilesync-7A06185A-441B-4786-9E01-2F6FA8B139CC._tcp.local.
Application protocol name must be underscore plus 1-14 characters.

A). It appears your bento.bentodb database file has become corrupt. Try the following:

1. Quit Bento.

2. Rename your existing bento.bentodb database file to original.bentodb.

3. Find your most recent backup file and rename it to bento.bentodb. Put this file in the same folder as original.bentodb

4. Launch Bento.

If you still get the error, then remove the Bento Preferences file located at:

User Account -> Library -> Preferences -> com.filemaker.bento.plist

Launch Bento.

If you still get an error, then remove the Bento application and download a fresh copy.

Performing all of the steps listed above did not eliminate the “Bad service type” message in Console. What caused it to disappear from my Mac was a simple upgrade from Bento 3.0.3 to 3.0.4.

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