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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

Dave,

What do you think of this?  Carr-L is a journalism forum.

Ronald J. Riley,


Speaking only on my own behalf.
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President - www.PIAUSA.org - RJR at PIAUSA.org
Executive Director - www.InventorEd.org - RJR at InvEd.org
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President - Alliance for American Innovation
Caretaker of Intellectual Property Creators on behalf of deceased founder Paul Heckel
Washington, DC
Direct (202) 318-1595 - 9 am to 9 pm EST.

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 144.3.8.0, the other was for my machine.

Checking out 144.3.8.0, 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 or such.

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 forgotten.

Dwight Hines
IndyMedia
150 Nesmith Ave
St. Augustine, Florida 32084
904-829-1507




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