Dock wants to connect to eg-www.apple.com

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by nihilisticmonk, Nov 14, 2005.

  1. nihilisticmonk macrumors 6502

    nihilisticmonk

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    Hi guys,

    I have little snitch installed on my mac, to protect my privacy, and lately, Dock has popped up saying it wants to connect to eg-www.apple.com

    I've searched the forums and googled this, but found no answer.
    Any idea what this is, why it's trying to connect and what sort of info it's sending?

    Cheers,

    Dave.
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

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    Are you sure it's the Dock. That would be very strange indeed. I think the main Dashboard host process runs in the Dock process. Are you sure it's not that?
     
  3. stridey macrumors 65816

    stridey

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    I second the guess that it's a widget. Dashboard is a subsidiary of the Dock.
     
  4. funkychunkz macrumors 6502a

    funkychunkz

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    It's probably the dashboard we're seeing here. Unless it's a dock link, like the one the is pre-configured to Mac osx downloads.
     
  5. nihilisticmonk thread starter macrumors 6502

    nihilisticmonk

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    Yep. it's definately the dock process, and asks just after boot.

    I'm betting it's a widget as well, I'm going to disable all my widgets and re-boot, and see what happens then....

    Cheers guys
     
  6. osprey76 macrumors 6502

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    Widgets shouldn't load until you first use Dashboard. Let us know what you figure out.
     
  7. mac-er macrumors 65816

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    According to this thread, there is speculation that with the 10.4.3 update, Apple condensed the Dashboard processes into the dock.
     

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