After installing 2.4.1 of the Mac Ring App I noticed in my/Library/Caches folder some huge linphone.log files appearing. 10.5Mb & 7.4Mb so far… the are just files containing text! Yep, that big!!
What are they? I think I know…
linphone provide open source SIP/VoIP software, although they also license it. Ring use them.
Take a look at this one line from one of the log files…
2020-01-31 11:11:41:562 MESSAGE channel [0x7fa000060000]: keep alive sent to [TLS://220.127.116.11:15064]
port 15064 is one that Ring use, 18.104.22.168 is an AWS service (Amazon for storage of videos basically). Also…
From: <sip:5[number redacted]@ring.com> - so it’s definatly sending back to Ring.
My question? Why are these HUGE log files being generated? Why is every single keep alive signal being logged? These are going to take up some serious space after a while. I know it’s in the Caches folder so they should be deleted at some point… but still, not on is it?!
Also, since 2.4.1 the video displayed via the Mac Ring app is utterly useless, see attached screen grab. My iOS Ring app is fine, but I sit in front of my Mac all, not my iOS device!