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Old Sep 6, 2009, 07:46 PM   #1
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Anybody know what this is all about?
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Old Sep 7, 2009, 03:06 AM   #2
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I think this is the new "Core Location" service in SL. It tried to get your current location based on your ip I guess.

I'm not so sure that this new feature is very well implemented. There is a discussion about this on apple forums.

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Old Sep 7, 2009, 03:09 AM   #3
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Anybody know what this is all about?
CoreLocation. It attempts to find your locale based on wireless signals it hears. It sends this info to apple to get a response back.

Usually it is only used when you are in the system preference for date/time, or if you use another application that utilizes CoreLocation (very very few at this time).

What were you doing when this came up? Maybe it's just an old request that it never filled because you never allowed it in the first place.

If you want, you can turn off location based services in Sys Pref > Security
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Aside: in unix-based systems, such as OS X, a lot of processes that do stuff in the background are called daemons, and are denoted by a single letter 'd' at the end of the process name.

Just open up Activity Monitor and set the filter to 'All Processes'.
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Old Sep 7, 2009, 02:50 PM   #5
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What were you doing when this came up? Maybe it's just an old request that it never filled because you never allowed it in the first place.

If you want, you can turn off location based services in Sys Pref > Security
Just browsing the web. It comes up from time to time as does a request to submit diag info from Airport???

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Aside: in unix-based systems, such as OS X, a lot of processes that do stuff in the background are called daemons, and are denoted by a single letter 'd' at the end of the process name.

Just open up Activity Monitor and set the filter to 'All Processes'.
Ya, ps aux works in terminal too. I know lots of daemons run. I get a little antsy when they try to connect to the Internet unless I know WHY they're connecting. That's why I run Lil' Snitch.

Thanks for the replies, especially the one about turning it off.
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Old Sep 7, 2009, 11:45 PM   #6
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Here's another one...

Same deal, just browsing around, no particular software running outside of Safari and terminal, and this guy pops up from time to time.
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