7 Replies Latest reply: Dec 11, 2005 3:20 AM by ibosie
Dave Morgan Level 2 Level 2 (170 points)
Hi Everyone

Little Snitch reports that an application called ocspd tries to make calls to an IP address. Has anyone heard of this app? Is it to do with 10.4.3 or do I have some other problem here?

TIA

David
  • 1. RE: OCSPD
    Jan Johannsen Level 4 Level 4 (2,395 points)
    It is a daemon software that can be used to verify the status of a certificate using OCSP clients (such as Mozilla/Netscape7).

    Jan J.
  • 2. RE: OCSPD
    Dave Morgan Level 2 Level 2 (170 points)
    Thanks for the reply. I dont understand what this means though. How do I find what it relates to application-wise? I do a search in Spotlight and get a nil return. TIA.
  • 3. RE: OCSPD
    Samtherocker Level 4 Level 4 (2,145 points)
    Look in Activity monitor (Applications/Utilities) for a process called "OCSPD". You should be able to find it.

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    Sam
  • 4. RE: OCSPD
    Dave Morgan Level 2 Level 2 (170 points)
    Thanks for the suggestion.

    I have done a shut down and Little Snitch does not report it this time.

    There is nothing in Activity Montor that I can see.

    (BTW Software Update in Preferences does not work now for some reason. A window appears saying -

    Failed to check for updates.

    Make sure you can connect to the internet, then try again.)

    Do you think this is related?

    David
  • 5. Re: OCSPD
    ibosie Level 4 Level 4 (1,115 points)
    Hmm I see this too for the first time ...

    The application "ocspd" wants to connect to 17.250.248.148 on TCP port 80 (http)

    The IP is registered to Apple - I was trying to log in with iChat at the time.
  • 6. Re: OCSPD
    Charles Minow Level 6 Level 6 (9,190 points)
    Hmm I see this too for the first time ...

    The application "ocspd" wants to connect to
    17.250.248.148 on TCP port 80 (http)

    The IP is registered to Apple - I was trying to log
    in with iChat at the time.


    It's nothing to worry about. ocspd is actually part of Tiger's security software. This site has a lot more information about it. In particular, the introduction in the Docs on that site has a list of the kinds of security-related things it can be used for.

    I imagine iChat was using it for encryption, either of the login, or for the Secure iChat feature in 10.4.3.

    charlie
  • 7. Re: OCSPD
    ibosie Level 4 Level 4 (1,115 points)
    Thanks, I enabled encryption on chats .. that will be it then.