Mac Pro 3.1 wakes every 5 minutes - driving me insane

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  1. everybodies

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    hey guys,

    our Plex server is on a Mac Pro 3.1 , gigabit ethernet connection to time capsule.
    running High Sierra 10.13.2 off a samsung SSD 256GB
    mainly because hackintosh is a POS for wake on network access,
    it works well, apple tv wakes it up and puts it to sleep as required.

    the only thing is, the bloody thing wakes up every 5 minutes for network accesss you can hear it clicking and puffing pretty much all the time. so its failing at its job.
    the other weird thing is that a TPlink archer T9E Wifi adapter has 'wake on wifi' on a hackintosh while in a real mac pro it doesnt support it. wtf? so it's stuck where it is, its ok.

    any ideas how to make it stay asleep for longer than 5 minutes without turning off 'wake on network' ?

    thanks in advance

    log:
    2018-05-28 11:20:35.933595+1000 localhost kernel[0]: (AppleACPIPlatform) Wake reason: LAN0 (Network)
    2018-05-28 11:24:54.969323+1000 localhost kernel[0]: (AppleACPIPlatform) Wake reason: LAN0 (Network)
    2018-05-28 11:24:54.969324+1000 localhost kernel[0]: (AppleACPIPlatform) Wake reason: LAN0 (Network)
    2018-05-28 11:29:13.954018+1000 localhost kernel[0]: (AppleACPIPlatform) Wake reason: LAN0 (Network)
    2018-05-28 11:29:13.954019+1000 localhost kernel[0]: (AppleACPIPlatform) Wake reason: LAN0 (Network)
    2018-05-28 11:33:34.967273+1000 localhost kernel[0]: (AppleACPIPlatform) Wake reason: LAN0 (Network)
    2018-05-28 11:33:34.967275+1000 localhost kernel[0]: (AppleACPIPlatform) Wake reason: LAN0 (Network)
    2018-05-28 11:37:54.966671+1000 localhost kernel[0]: (AppleACPIPlatform) Wake reason: LAN0 (Network)
    2018-05-28 11:37:54.966672+1000 localhost kernel[0]: (AppleACPIPlatform) Wake reason: LAN0 (Network)
    2018-05-28 11:42:17.961420+1000 localhost kernel[0]: (AppleACPIPlatform) Wake reason: LAN0 (Network)
    2018-05-28 11:42:17.961421+1000 localhost kernel[0]: (AppleACPIPlatform) Wake reason: LAN0 (Network)
    2018-05-28 11:46:38.938504+1000 localhost kernel[0]: (AppleACPIPlatform) Wake reason: LAN0 (Network)
    2018-05-28 11:46:38.938506+1000 localhost kernel[0]: (AppleACPIPlatform) Wake reason: LAN0 (Network)
    2018-05-28 11:50:56.958373+1000 localhost kernel[0]: (AppleACPIPlatform) Wake reason: LAN0 (Network)
    2018-05-28 11:50:56.958375+1000 localhost kernel[0]: (AppleACPIPlatform) Wake reason: LAN0 (Network)
    2018-05-28 11:55:16.862239+1000 localhost kernel[0]: (AppleACPIPlatform) Wake reason: LAN0 (Network)
    2018-05-28 11:55:16.862240+1000 localhost kernel[0]: (AppleACPIPlatform) Wake reason: LAN0 (Network)
    2018-05-28 11:59:37.944866+1000 localhost kernel[0]: (AppleACPIPlatform) Wake reason: LAN0 (Network)
    2018-05-28 11:59:37.944867+1000 localhost kernel[0]: (AppleACPIPlatform) Wake reason: LAN0 (Network)
    2018-05-28 12:03:56.944936+1000 localhost kernel[0]: (AppleACPIPlatform) Wake reason: LAN0 (Network)
    2018-05-28 12:03:56.944937+1000 localhost kernel[0]: (AppleACPIPlatform) Wake reason: LAN0 (Network)
    2018-05-28 12:08:16.930971+1000 localhost kernel[0]: (AppleACPIPlatform) Wake reason: LAN0 (Network)
    2018-05-28 12:08:16.930973+1000 localhost kernel[0]: (AppleACPIPlatform) Wake reason: LAN0 (Network)
    2018-05-28 12:12:37.839988+1000 localhost kernel[0]: (AppleACPIPlatform) Wake reason: LAN0 (Network)
    2018-05-28 12:12:37.839989+1000 localhost kernel[0]: (AppleACPIPlatform) Wake reason: LAN0 (Network)
    2018-05-28 12:16:54.950106+1000 localhost kernel[0]: (AppleACPIPlatform) Wake reason: LAN0 (Network)
    2018-05-28 12:16:54.950108+1000 localhost kernel[0]: (AppleACPIPlatform) Wake reason: LAN0 (Network)
    2018-05-28 12:21:16.906653+1000 localhost kernel[0]: (AppleACPIPlatform) Wake reason: LAN0 (Network)
    2018-05-28 12:21:16.906654+1000 localhost kernel[0]: (AppleACPIPlatform) Wake reason: LAN0 (Network)
    2018-05-28 12:26:40.902448+1000 localhost kernel[0]: (AppleACPIPlatform) Wake reason: LAN0 (Network)
    2018-05-28 12:26:40.902449+1000 localhost kernel[0]: (AppleACPIPlatform) Wake reason: LAN0 (Network)
    2018-05-28 12:31:21.964737+1000 localhost kernel[0]: (AppleACPIPlatform) Wake reason: LAN0 (Network)
    2018-05-28 12:31:21.964738+1000 localhost kernel[0]: (AppleACPIPlatform) Wake reason: LAN0 (Network)
    2018-05-28 12:35:56.853798+1000 localhost kernel[0]: (AppleACPIPlatform) Wake reason: LAN0 (Network)
    2018-05-28 12:35:56.853799+1000 localhost kernel[0]: (AppleACPIPlatform) Wake reason: LAN0 (Network)
    2018-05-28 12:40:31.971688+1000 localhost kernel[0]: (AppleACPIPlatform) Wake reason: LAN0 (Network)
    2018-05-28 12:40:31.971689+1000 localhost kernel[0]: (AppleACPIPlatform) Wake reason: LAN0 (Network)
    2018-05-28 12:45:54.951693+1000 localhost kernel[0]: (AppleACPIPlatform) Wake reason: LAN0 (Network)
    2018-05-28 12:45:54.951694+1000 localhost kernel[0]: (AppleACPIPlatform) Wake reason: LAN0 (Network)
    2018-05-28 12:51:14.954255+1000 localhost kernel[0]: (AppleACPIPlatform) Wake reason: LAN0 (Network)
    2018-05-28 12:51:14.954256+1000 localhost kernel[0]: (AppleACPIPlatform) Wake reason: LAN0 (Network)
    2018-05-28 12:56:28.967546+1000 localhost kernel[0]: (AppleACPIPlatform) Wake reason: LAN0 (Network)
    2018-05-28 12:56:28.967547+1000 localhost kernel[0]: (AppleACPIPlatform) Wake reason: LAN0 (Network)
    2018-05-28 13:01:48.945524+1000 localhost kernel[0]: (AppleACPIPlatform) Wake reason: LAN0 (Network)
    2018-05-28 13:01:48.945525+1000 localhost kernel[0]: (AppleACPIPlatform) Wake reason: LAN0 (Network)
    2018-05-28 13:07:08.946029+1000 localhost kernel[0]: (AppleACPIPlatform) Wake reason: LAN0 (Network)
    2018-05-28 13:07:08.946030+1000 localhost kernel[0]: (AppleACPIPlatform) Wake reason: LAN0 (Network)
     
  2. olie

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    Check your backup/time-machine settings, it could be the timecapsule doing incremental backup checks.

    I'm 90% sure my wife's mac-mini does the same thing; as I see hundreds of logins per day on our backup service from her machine.
     
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    everybodies

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    hey,
    i dont do time machine backups - especially on this machine, it only does plex. nothing else.
    the time capsule has a big hard disk with tv series on it (backup) + drivers and crap to share.

    i think the only way to fix it will be to bootcamp windows 10 and run plex from that, this could also give wifi wake on lan lol.
    ironic. hate stupid windows - the interface has no fuking flow to it, designed by idiots. sorry, but its true lol and desktop sharing boots the logged in session - retarded
     
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    everybodies

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    if anyone comes across this problem the command is:
    dns-sd -B _sleep-proxy._udp local
    Browsing for _sleep-proxy._udp.local
    DATE: ---Wed 31 May 2018---
    8:42:45.845 ...STARTING...
    Timestamp A/R Flags if Domain Service Type Instance Name
    8:42:45.845 Add 3 8 local. _sleep-proxy._udp. 50-34-10-70.1 lounge
    8:42:45.846 Add 3 8 local. _sleep-proxy._udp. 50-34-10-70.1 office
    8:42:45.846 Add 3 7 local. _sleep-proxy._udp. 50-34-10-70.1 office
    8:42:45.846 Add 2 7 local. _sleep-proxy._udp. 50-34-10-70.1 lounge
    8:42:54.123 Add 3 7 local. _sleep-proxy._udp. 70-35-60-63.1 AppleTV 32
    8:42:54.123 Add 2 8 local. _sleep-proxy._udp. 70-35-60-63.1 AppleTV 32
    8:43:06.473 Rmv 0 7 local. _sleep-proxy._udp. 70-35-60-63.1 AppleTV 32
    8:43:06.504 Rmv 0 8 local. _sleep-proxy._udp. 70-35-60-63.1 AppleTV 32
    8:43:31.066 Add 2 7 local. _sleep-proxy._udp. 70-35-60-63.1 AppleTV 32
    8:43:31.257 Add 2 8 local. _sleep-proxy._udp. 70-35-60-63.1 AppleTV 32
    8:44:50.623 Rmv 0 7 local. _sleep-proxy._udp. 70-35-60-63.1 AppleTV 32
    8:44:50.649 Rmv 0 8 local. _sleep-proxy._udp. 70-35-60-63.1 AppleTV 32
    8:49:39.348 Add 3 7 local. _sleep-proxy._udp. 70-35-60-63.1 AppleTV 32
    8:49:39.348 Add 2 8 local. _sleep-proxy._udp. 70-35-60-63.1 AppleTV 32
    8:49:51.304 Rmv 0 7 local. _sleep-proxy._udp. 70-35-60-63.1 AppleTV 32
    8:49:51.456 Rmv 0 8 local. _sleep-proxy._udp. 70-35-60-63.1 AppleTV 32



    which really points the finger at Apple TV , lounge and office are time capsules...
    which is kinda awesome! Apple TV breaks WOL on my lan, woohoo lol
     
  5. teej

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    It'd be interesting to fire up Wireshark and see what's going on. Is that AppleTV a 3 or earlier?
     
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    everybodies

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    4th gen 32GB
    it's definitely breaking WOL on my lan
     
  7. teej

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    I'm not entirely clear on the setup. Do you have the Mac Pro connected via ethernet or wifi? And when you say "it's definitely breaking WOL on my lan", are you saying WOL isn't working? From your first post I thought WOL was working but you were concerned about the machine waking up every 5 minutes regardless.

    As far as I'm aware there isn't a way to disable the sleep-proxy server on the Apple TV so if the sleep-proxy on the Apple TV is definitely causing the wakes your options are a bit limited. You can `sudo killall -USR1 mDNSResponder` and then look at the logs to see which sleep proxy is selected, or use Wireshark to see what happens on the network to get more insight into what's going on. There is a flag to disable the macOS sleep-proxy client but if the client is disabled something else will have send to the wake packet, or register the Mac Pro with one of the other sleep proxies on the network. Other than that, filtering the Apple TV's network traffic and filing a bug are the only other options that come to mind.
     
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    everybodies

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    hey mate, thanks for reply.
    well, yea, mac waking every 5 minutes because apple Tv is sending out sleep proxy bs means it's broken in my books.
    now i understand why my hackintoshes could never have WOL enabled and thinking back over the years it's definitely since i got the new apple tv :) but you know i put it down as hackintosh thing at the time. but i remember a 2600k/AsrockZ68 was last hackintosh that worked WOL before i got the apple tv. (few years ago).
    it's some sort of a bug with apple tv, wouldnt be so bad if it had 'off' switch.
    anyway, the Mac Pro is gone, sorry, outdone by a hackintosh once again. lol it was cool, 10 year old beast , smooth with samsung SSD like butter... but it was supposed to double up as 1080p tv gaming but GTX 780ti drew too much power in bootcamp so the whole project got cancelled ;) (it worked fine with 1 GPU power from DVD drive but some newer games like assassins creed origins wouldnt even start - probably CPU too old, was running windows 10 Pro in bootcamp and High Sierra)
     
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  9. teej

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    Oh well. Here's hoping Apple sink some of their cash into making their products work a bit better :)
     
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    everybodies

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    Saga continues.

    just a quick note in case anyone finds any of this useful.

    today, I picked up my MacBook and the battery was flat, which was very odd because it was maybe 24 hours since I used it and normally its good for 8 hours or so. the Apple TV must have been waking it up non stop - this hasn't happened before, meaning whatever was going on with Apple TV was deteriorating.
    so I decided to restore the Apple TV to factory, including downloading new OS image etc.
    it was a lot easier than I thought, it sucked all settings from my iPhone and all the apps were restored, I was dreading that part. Youtube settings sucked from Youtube app.

    that was amazing easy!!

    the real test was running: dns-sd -B _sleep-proxy._udp local
    it just says,
    Add lounge,
    Add office
    and Add Apple TV
    there are no more removes!

    faith in Apple restored !!!
     

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