Leopard kernel_task callback 17.82.254.7 ??

Discussion in 'macOS' started by lucose, Oct 29, 2007.

  1. lucose macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I finished my Leopard installation and started installing Little Snitch 1.2.4. The first dialog from Little Snitch was "kernel_task callback function... 17.82.254.7....". ummm.... 17.82.254.7, I never saw it under Tiger. So I tried 'whois 17.82.254.7' and then got the answer:


    OrgName: Apple Computer, Inc.
    OrgID: APPLEC-3
    Address: 20740 Valley Green Drive, MS32E
    City: Cupertino
    StateProv: CA
    PostalCode: 95014
    Country: US

    NetRange: 17.0.0.0 - 17.255.255.255
    CIDR: 17.0.0.0/8
    NetName: APPLE-WWNET
    NetHandle: NET-17-0-0-0-1
    Parent:
    NetType: Direct Assignment
    NameServer: NSERVER.APPLE.COM
    NameServer: NSERVER2.APPLE.COM
    NameServer: NSERVER.EURO.APPLE.COM
    NameServer: NSERVER.ASIA.APPLE.COM
    Comment:
    RegDate: 1990-04-16
    Updated: 2000-05-23

    RTechHandle: ZA42-ARIN
    RTechName: Apple Computer, Inc.
    RTechPhone: +1-408-974-7777
    RTechEmail: Apple-NOC@apple.com



    What is kernel_task callback function? Why links to Apple? Any idea? :confused:
     
  2. REBELinBLUE macrumors regular

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    Oct 2, 2007
    Location:
    London, UK
    #2
    Seems that it is the NTP server, i.e the server OS X automatically gets the time from.

    You can turn that option off in the "Date & Time" preferences.
     
  3. crford macrumors newbie

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    Jun 17, 2003
    #3
    Upgrade Little Snitch

    You need to upgrade to Little Snitch 2. 1.x doesn't work correctly and reports all TCP traffic as coming from kernel_task instead of the app that is actually making the call.
     

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