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MacIntosh OS-X Network Utility, interesting URL found
From: David Farber <dave () farber net>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2008 09:21:13 -0400
I have not checked this djf
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From: "RJRiley \(com\)" <rjriley () rjriley com>
Date: August 18, 2008 8:14:37 AM EDT
To: <dave () farber net>
Subject: FW: MacIntosh OS-X Network Utility, interesting URL found
What do you think of this? Carr-L is a journalism forum.
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From: Dwight Hines [mailto:dwight.hines () GMAIL COM]
Sent: Monday, August 18, 2008 8:10 AM
To: CARR-L () LISTSERV LOUISVILLE EDU
Subject: MacIntosh OS-X Network Utility, interesting URL found
While checking to see if I could speed up my Macintosh, running OS-X.
4.11, I opened by Network Utility software, part of the OS-X, and
found that two of the URLs that were fixed inside were for 188.8.131.52,
the other was for my machine.
Checking out 184.108.40.206, it turned out to be for Army Intelligence out
in a Fort in Arizona.
I wrote one of the OS-X.4.11 lists and the responses varied. Don't
worry about it, to it's in all Macintoshes.
Well, I'm not worried about it, but it is not in all Macs.
I emailed the Army Intel people, given by running whois, and they
responded saying that Apple was responsible and maybe I could get
Apple to stop doing it (putting Army Intel URL in Mac computers).
That did not sound right because Apple, unlike the Army, has no guns
It would be interesting to know if others have that URL embedded in
their Network Utility, and if so, how many?
I'm crossposting this because the probability of such a number endiing
up by chance in a computer is astoundingly low.
I don't remember ever accessing Army Intell URL, but I could have
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- MacIntosh OS-X Network Utility, interesting URL found David Farber (Aug 18)