Leopard kernel_task callback 17.82.254.7 ??

lucose

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 29, 2007
1
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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:
 

REBELinBLUE

macrumors 6502
Oct 2, 2007
252
1
London, UK
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.
 

crford

macrumors newbie
Jun 17, 2003
3
0
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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