I run the Adobe Creative Cloud crap out of necessity rather than any desire to use that terrible software.
Many of the Adobe apps insist on phoning home for a variety of reasons, and not just to verify proper software licenses.
A few of the Adobe products, Indesign for instance, will 100% crash on launch with an inscrutable error if it cannot phone home.
If I drop the firewall, Indesign launches just fine.
I’ll be damned if I am going to drop my firewall for a piece of software to launch, and I’ll be damned if I will let a piece of software phone home for analytics and crash if it cannot. Doesn’t exactly instill any confidence in me when you software crashes because it cannot talk to some remote server somewhere.
The absolutely absurd thing is, I can redirect the IP of the AWS server , in this case lcs-robs.adobe.io, which is listed under the Adobe documentation as being used for the “Admin Console” https://www.adobe.com/devnet-docs/acrobatetk/tools/AdminGuide/endpoints.html that InDesign is trying to reach to my loopback, and InDesign works just fine. InDesign literally crashes because it cannot open the network port.