I don’t use iCloud in any way. I don’t have anything to sync as this is my only Apple device. I don’t let my Mac store things in its Apple key chain. So I block connections to iCloud, there is no reason known to me for them to exist other than Apple being overly eager in collecting data.

This results in my Mac doing 16 attempts per second in reaching iCloud on a keychain related domain. Over 10 million times this week. I allowed it this week once to see if it would shut up consequent attempts, but the crazy speed of trying to connect resumes not long afterwards. At 16Hz it’s just a few attempts per second shy of being within hearing range, otherwise I’d hear my Mac doing it 😉


Little Snitch showing what’s going on. Click to enlarge.

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  1. @dch Interesting. So if I bought an M1 Mac, I couldn’t just load Fedora, Ubuntu etc. as I could with my old Macs? @ton gosh… that is a lot of calls! And why I am persevering with Linux on one of my machines. I will crack the current workflow problems.

  2. @ton “At 16Hz it’s just a few attempts per second shy of being within hearing range, otherwise I’d hear my Mac doing it”Money quote <3.Also reminds me of that bit from The Expanse (books):”it reaches out it reaches out it reaches out it reaches out— One hundred and thirteen times a second, nothing answers and it reaches out.”

  3. @ton uhm… when navigating to that link, I get:”””Insufficient StorageThe method could not be performed on the resource because the server is unable to store the representation needed to successfully complete the request. There is insufficient free space left in your storage allocation.Additionally, a 507 Insufficient Storage error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.”””Link got popular, logfile size exploded?..

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