I have deleted all aliases, deleted my Preferences folder, Login Items, recent servers, and favorites linked to the server. It was for a job and someone from the company who managed servers set up this connection. I spent 1h 10min with another employee trying to figure out why this pop-up keeps appearing. We could not come up with a solution.

I launched my Mac in safe mode to make sure that it would stop popping up in that environment, which it thankfully did, since no automatic connections happen in safe mode. A solution I found out is to create a new user but I do not want to transfer all my data over.

Here is a photo of the error. It immediately pops up when I close it.

Screenshot of dialog box showing a connection error to a server on the current network

Edit: After running $ sudo lsof | grep

$ user1@MacBook-Pro ~ % sudo lsof | grep
NetAuthSy  924        user1    4u     IPv4 0x471693aeba5a3217        0t0                 TCP> (SYN_SENT)

NetAuthSy  924        user1    5u     IPv4 0x471693aebb042a97        0t0                 TCP> (SYN_SENT)
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    What’s in System Preferences > Users & Groups > (your user account) > Login Items?
    – pion
    Sep 1, 2021 at 20:39
  • I already cleared the list. Nothing exists there. I've tried all the generic things.
    – elypsyo
    Sep 1, 2021 at 20:42
  • Right, I see it now in your original post - sorry for the noise. Can you share the output of the following commands? (Perhaps with a link to a PasteBin if it's too long.) (1) launchctl list | grep -v com.apple (2) sudo launchctl list | grep -v com.apple (3) launchctl print system | grep -v com.apple (4) sudo launchctl print user/`whoami` | grep -v com.apple (5) kextstat | grep -v com.apple
    – pion
    Sep 1, 2021 at 20:48
  • Its funny you say that because I just found the culprit. I will do the commands you just asked but please take a look at the edit I just made.
    – elypsyo
    Sep 1, 2021 at 21:07
  • Here is the pastebin you requested pion: pastebin.com/B9YYKZfD
    – elypsyo
    Sep 1, 2021 at 21:22

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I went into Keychain Access.app and searched for the string after server (in my case HomeAssistant, in your case and found the entry with the term from network, and deleted it.

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