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Wondering why vine server always calls this address on startup

Why not dyndns ?

Hmm, I’m not sure about But to lookup the network/machine’s external IP we do make a call to

We choose this URL because it returns exactly an external IP and no more. So it requires no parsing or other analysis.

However if you would like to change this lookup URL to another (or disable that feature altogether) you can enter this line in a terminal.

defaults write com.redstonesoftware.VineServer externalIPURL A_NEW_URL_TO_USE
(or "" to disable)

Keep in mind that the URL -must- return an IP and only an IP address to work.