Little Snitch / Traceroute

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  1. jbrown macrumors 6502a

    jbrown

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    Been using Little Snitch for a while now....

    all of a sudden its tellign me:

    ' The application "tracerout" wants to connect to xxx.xxx.xx.xxx using protocol raw-ip '

    what does this mean? is it normal, is it spyware? What?

    I tried to find it on the computer, but no joy.


    cheers
     
  2. jeremy.king macrumors 603

    jeremy.king

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  3. jbrown thread starter macrumors 6502a

    jbrown

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    not that computer literate myself on a tech level, could you explain a bit more what its about, and why its happening?

    cheers
     
  4. jeremy.king macrumors 603

    jeremy.king

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    its source might be tricky to identify....could be a syscall in an application or a cron job, or some other utility. But its harmless.

    But to oversimplify traceroute - it shows you which stops a particular internet/network request takes on its way to its destinations.
     

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