New question for anybody/everybody: I have an app (namely WinZip) that I have allowed to connect out to IP 18.104.22.168. I checked that IP via THIS useful outfit and found it applies to dns9 dot quad9 dot net. That quad9 outfit gets explained by Wikipedia HERE. Ergo, it all sounds innocent enough, so I allowed the connection. However, I am curious as to what & why WinZip is doing this. Sure, I could ask WinZip's outfit but that runs the risk of a polite "none of your business" reply so -- why open myself up to a possible put-down -- where's the fun in that? Any & all comments are appreciated (it's a slow lockdown day in Hawaii).