What is SMBClient/aosnotifyd and who are they talking to?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by MatthewStorm, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. MatthewStorm macrumors 6502a


    Oct 19, 2003
    Chapel Hill
    I recently reinstalled NetBarrierX and have it configured to block access to applications and the like. Now I constantly have smbclient trying to access the internet. I mean all the freaking time. Constantly brrrah brrrah brrrah. What is generating this? How can I stop it? There's also another program called aosnotifyd that's doing the same thing. This is some chat client? I don't use chat at all and never have and there is no chat client on my computer except iChat which I've never even opened. Any help here? Thanks.

    EDIT: Okay, so aosnotifyd is a Daemon providing syncing between my Mac and MobileMe. I'm thinking smbclient is some evil Microsloth thingy.
  2. douglasgoodall, Aug 11, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2011

    douglasgoodall macrumors newbie

    Aug 11, 2011
    I installed the EarthNet application on my mbp and it appears that aosnotifyd is relaying all my internet traffic to china. I can't tell exactly who is doing what to whom, but with only the safari and the mail client running, there is a full-time stream of packets to china and from there relayed to the east coast of the US, I hope not to langley virginia.

    When I killed the AOSNOTIFYD, the link to Lianyungang went away. I find this VERY disturbing.

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