I'm running Linux inside of VMware on the Mac, and on Linux I'm running a program that has connections open to perhaps 4 different machines. On the OS/X side however VMware has only 1 active network connection: To a184-85-99-51.deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com. And what is also strange is that in my firewall settings I told it to block outgoing connections to that server, but these are being ignored. I also added a line in /etc/hosts to direct requests back to localhost, which is being ignored.
Could it be that VMware is recording all network traffic into & out of the VM using the Akamai server? If this is the case, VMware is really spyware.