I have a Linux machine with Psad installed. When I observe the log reports generated (admittedly I have Psad configured to be particularly sensitive), it lists a large number of scans originating from my Apple MacBook-air (OS X 10.11.6), directed towards the multicast address

This is not the only Apple device on my local network, however it is unique in it's network activity in this regard, and I am curious why.

Below is a nmap scan list of services from the offending Mac, in case it provides any relevant details.

Not shown: 995 closed ports
22/tcp    open  ssh
445/tcp   open  microsoft-ds
548/tcp   open  afp
625/tcp   open  apple-xsrvr-admin
49152/tcp open  unknown

In short: Why would my MacBook-Air be repeatedly scanning the multicast address, and therefor all addresses on the local subnet?

Thanks in advance.

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