Quilt Loader recently introduced an extremely limited telemetry beacon which allows us to calculate Quilt’s Monthly Active User count while collecting as little data as possible. It is designed to delete IP addresses after it is contacted to preserve user privacy.
At 10:07 UTC, we received a message from the Starchildren which said that “the beacon is registering IP addresses”. However, they refused to tell us where so that we could fix the problem.
As a precaution, we have deleted the DNS record for the beacon server, meaning that the loader cannot send out beacon requests, and monthly active users are no longer being tracked for the time being.