NetPath and stat.ripe.net

I recently upgraded our Orion to 12.4 and configured a few NetPath's yesterday.

So today I came in to a call from our CND team asking why our Orion was sending data to stat.ripe.net.

Good question.

Why does NetPath communicate with stat.ripe.net? Can this be disabled and NetPath still work?

Need answers so I can turn NetPath back on.

Thanks!