Cookie connecting to additional address?

  • Greetings!
    I've noticed (via litte snitch) that the Cookie application is connecting to an additional DNS address in the range of 173.194.33.x.
    I assume this has something to do with google, but am not sure if it is normal or necessary.
    Can/should I block it?

    my enduring gratitude for your wonderful application...
    mac os 10.8.2

  • Hi Ash,

    Cookie only connects to two servers, depending on which version you run (MAS or non-MAS). Both connect to Apple to verify the GateKeeper credentials. the non-MAS version willl also check my server once a week checking for updates. other than that, I have no idea what Little Snitch is logging?

  • thanks for answering so quickly!

    that's what I thought-
    Cookie connects to and has since I installed long ago. Little Snitch is logging a new address in a totally separate ip range from yours and started connecting three or four days ago. I didn't think much of it until the connection repeated.
    The funny thing is that they both connect at the same time, so I thought you might have added something to the code.
    I'll keep an eye on it for a couple of days- a few of the addresses are associated with a Windows IE trojan (neither of which I have).

    take care!