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How to stop the Office v.X network check

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It always goes over port 222 and then sends over a random one on 222 between 3000 and 4000. Just block 222 in the command line with this command:

sudo ipfw add 0 deny udp from any to any 2222

And then the check will not occur.
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Please see <a href="http://forums.appleinsider.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=3&t=000128" target="_blank">the thread in Software Discusion about this</a>.

Remember, Bogie, that the command you posted will only work until you reboot because the firewall settings get flushed out when you shut down.

Waaaaiiit a second... Bogie started the other thread too! You spammer!!

[ 12-09-2001: Message edited by: starfleetX ]</p>
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No it works regardless of reboots - office always has to use 222 otherwise other copies on other Macs would not know where to look.

It works been doing it since I got it.
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[quote]Originally posted by Bogie:
<strong>It always goes over port 222 and then sends over a random one on 222 between 3000 and 4000. Just block 222 in the command line with this command:

sudo ipfw add 0 deny udp from any to any 2222

And then the check will not occur.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Is the "2222" correct, or should it be "222"? <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />
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Is this network check one that just checks the local lan for other copies with the same registration or does it somehow report back to micro$oft? I'd be damn annoyed if Micro$oft was spying on our computers without telling us (and not just some small lettering in the EUA).

Also, what's the terminal command to see what applications are using what port and is there a way to track it as it changes so you can see when an app does a quick check?

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[quote]Originally posted by Nordstrodamus:
<strong>Is this network check one that just checks the local lan for other copies with the same registration or does it somehow report back to micro$oft?</strong><hr></blockquote>It only broadcasts to and checks the LAN.
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[quote]Originally posted by Nordstrodamus:
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Also, what's the terminal command to see what applications are using what port and is there a way to track it as it changes so you can see when an app does a quick check?</strong><hr></blockquote>

Not exactly what you are loooking for, but I can highly recommend Brickhouse. It is neat, and you can easily view logs etc.
Get it from Versiontracker.com

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[quote]Originally posted by Nordstrodamus:
<strong>Also, what's the terminal command to see what applications are using what port and is there a way to track it as it changes so you can see when an app does a quick check?</strong><hr></blockquote>

Don't need no stinkin' terminal. Just use the Network Utility (inside the Utilities folder in your Applications folder). The function you want is called Port Scan. You can find it in the rightmost tab of the Network Utility.

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Never mind. I just realized there is an actual Network Utility. I see the tab you're talking about, but how will scanning port 222 diable Office from using it?

[ 12-14-2001: Message edited by: Moogs ]</p>
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