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Old 08-25-2010, 11:39 AM
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Littlesnitch alert when superduper starts

Just recently I have noticed Little Snitch popping up with a slightly ominous looking request for automountd to connect with fakehome.dat and just realised it is showing up a couple seconds before scheduled SuperDuper! backups. Does anybody know what this is about?
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Well, 'automountd' is the built-in drive mounting daemon (inside OSX). It's probably trying to figure out how to route to a network drive. Doesn't look like anything to worry about to me.
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Old 08-25-2010, 02:47 PM
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Yes this was definitely being triggered by SuperDuper! but only on scheduled backups and never when started manually. This never used to happen in the past.




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Old 08-25-2010, 02:55 PM
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We haven't changed anything here, Ashley. Really - don't worry about it: it looks to be an NFS mount probe.

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Old 08-25-2010, 03:01 PM
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I wondered if this might be something that Apple has done. A quick Google search revealed this link: http://forums.obdev.at/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3245

Evidently it isn't common and it doesn't sound like I need to worry but it is strange. It was the mention of root linked to fakehome which made me suspicious.

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Old 08-25-2010, 03:21 PM
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Yes, I understand. We really aren't doing anything weird here, and you can examine the scheduling script (which is an applescript) if you'd like. It just seems like something new in automount.
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