Defense Network Information Center?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by immobilus, May 31, 2015.

  1. immobilus macrumors member

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    Hi ALL:

    Something strange just happened. I was up, watching youtube videos when all the sudden my macbook shut off. A screen came up saying that the "computer restarted because of a problem," or something similar. I immediately took to console. I was looking for strange entries. I found one.

    5/31/15 3:54:51.000 AM kernel[0]: 7.15.166.24 (r541488)

    Obviously, that's an IP address. So I did a search for it on google. It returns to Washington, D.C., and it belongs to "Defense Network Information Center."

    What is this?
     
  2. simonsi macrumors 601

    simonsi

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    Well that string turns up in crash logs across the internet, usually seems related to the Airport card. The "r541488" next to it is also a John Deere exhaust manifold part number. I don't think its "obviously" an ip address after all...but a good one for conspiracy theories :)
     
  3. smithrh macrumors 68020

    smithrh

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    Dang those John Deere exhaust manifolds, crashing Macs!

    To the OP - don't automatically assume a 4-digit octet is an IP address. You're probably right very often, but will be wrong quite a bit as well.
     

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