Drobo

Dashboard Talking to Remote Server?

I was debugging some weird dashboard behavior and when I did:
lsof -c Drobo
I noticed:
COMMAND PID USER FD TYPE DEVICE SIZE/OFF NODE NAME
Drobo\x20 137 foobar 9u IPv4 0x3b3c66c 0t0 TCP zinc.foobar.com:49160->98-129-239-68.static.cloud-ips.com:ftp (CLOSED)

(foobar is a replacement for the real domain)

PID 137 corresponds to the Dashboard:
UID PID PPID C STIME TTY TIME CMD
501 137 107 0 0:04.32 ?? 1:39.81 /Applications/Drobo Dashboard.app/Contents/MacOS/Drobo Dashboard -psn_0_73746

Anyone know why the Dashboard would be talking to cloud-ips.com via FTP?

TIA.

I’d say zinc.foobar.com is your ISP gateway (in my computer that command outputs my own public IP, while the cloud-ips.com is probably a server where dashboard checks for new firmwares… but I can’t be sure of course.

zinc.foobar.com is the host machine running Dashboard. Once I saw that the PID of the Dashboard and the lsof output were the same I thought that it might be where they were checking for new firmware. That line isn’t always there when I run lsof.
I’m just nervous about what appears to be outbound connections that I don’t quite know why they are their. :wink:

Thanks.

I found this page by Googling cloud-ips.com: http://forum.slicehost.com/comments.php?DiscussionID=4710
It looks like it belongs to RackSpace, so it could be just some hosting used for updates as jmmo20 says.

rackspace have a cloud service
but they “wont” host any drobos for you as far as i know.