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    configuration.apple.com 1.5m hits a day from 1 PC!

    Hi

    We have 3 Macs which hammer configuration.apple.com every day and in turn is causing issues with Smoothwall and the Internet. What is this site and why are the Macs trying to access it so often?

    Mac 1 - 1.5m hits a day
    Mac 2 - 300k hits a day
    Mac 3 - 200k hits a day
    We don't have this problem with the other 13 Macs.

    Can we stop the Macs / software on the Macs from trying to access this site? (IE are they trying to update?)

    Any help or advice is much appreciated.

    Cheers

    Matt

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    Macs phone home a lot! Its trying to sync some app or service. Get yourself Little Snitch and it will pinpoint the offending app.

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    You might try putting the domain in "do not auth for" - the mac is probably failing auth, and then retrying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nonmonotonic View Post
    Macs phone home a lot! Its trying to sync some app or service. Get yourself Little Snitch and it will pinpoint the offending app.
    Thanks I'll take a look at that today.

    Quote Originally Posted by tom_newton View Post
    You might try putting the domain in "do not auth for" - the mac is probably failing auth, and then retrying.
    Was speaking to Alex on the phone for last few days and she did that for us. It seems to have worked as now the combined hits to configuration.apple.com is 80k rather than 2m+!! Still too high in my opinion, but at least Smoothwall is ok now

    Cheers guys

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