Is OS X sending info to footprints.net?
by dfcolornet - 9/15/12 2:12 PM
After upgrading two Mac Mini servers from Snow Leopard Server to Mountain Lion + OS X Server, I noticed that "background network traffic" went up ... that is, traffic on the network when I'm not even doing anything.
Sniffing w/WireShark, I see that both of my upgrade Mac Mini's are now exchanging quite a bit of traffic with IPs that appear to be associated with www.footprints.net (or, at least when I telnet to port 80 on the IPs, I get a redirect to www.footprints.net, but reverse DNS for those IPs does not return anything).
I didn't notice this before the upgrades, and I am not seeing it on my other computers that are still on Snow Leopard. I did not install any apps from the app store other than OS X Server.
Was curious if anyone else noticed this? I believe www.footprints.net is a site for tracking location of cell phones, so I can't imagine what on my Mac would be doing this.
Oh, and I did upgrade Parallels as well to 8.0, but don't think that is a likely suspect. And I didn't install any other new software since then.
Curious if anyone else has seen this and has any idea what it might be?