Security and Technology Ramblings…

Found a solution to a problem I had where VMWare fusion crashes for me when I am using a Socks Proxy as a network path.



We are aware of a problem between Fusion, Lion, and a SOCKS proxy. The short explanation is the version of one of the shared libraries we use seems to have issues on Lion. A workaround should be to turn off both automatic update checks and feedback (both are in VMware Fusion > Preferences).

Another possibile fix (for advanced users only!) is to back up /Applications/VMware and replace it with a simlink to /usr/lib/libcurl.4.dylib . While this prevented the crash for me on a random internal build, I haven’t tried with 3.1.3, other things may break, YMMV, etc.

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