“Having problems with Apple devices on your network getting lost or appended with numbers? ‘Discoveryd’ might be to blame,” Peter Cohen explains for iMore.
“Iconfactory developer Craig Hockenberry posted to his blog about persistent problems he’s run into with OS X Yosemite (warning: strong language),” Cohen writes. “Hockenberry gives me some insight into a problem that has also dogged me since Yosemite was in beta last summer: Problems with Macs waking from sleep, and devices on the network being arbitrarily renamed.”
Personally, I’ve wasted many hours just trying to keep my devices talking to each other. Macs that used to go months between restarts were being rebooted weekly. The situation is so bad that I actually feel good when I can just kill discoveryd and toggle the network interface to get back to work. – Craig Hockenberry
“According to Hockenberry, Macs are losing network connections when waking from sleep and Apple network devices are being renamed with a number in the title, like ‘Apple TV (2)’ or ‘Peter’s MacBook Pro (3),'” Cohen writes. “Hockenberry lays the blame for the problem at the feet of “discoveryd,” a service that debuted with Yosemite and handles a bunch of networking-related functions.”
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MacDailyNews Take: It’s beyond vexing to have mysterious connectivity issues. Thankfully, our Wi-Fi issues seem to have cleared up with OS X 10.10.3 (and a new AirPort Extreme – no telling which one did the trick, but after much unexplained, confounding networking hell, we’ll take it regardless).