Gentoo Archives: gentoo-user

From: Paul Hartman <paul.hartman+gentoo@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Yahoo and strange traffic.
Date: Sun, 15 Aug 2010 21:05:02
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] Yahoo and strange traffic. by Dale
1 On Sun, Aug 15, 2010 at 3:34 PM, Dale <rdalek1967@×××××.com> wrote:
2 > Hi folks,
3 >
4 > I been noticing the past few weeks that something is communicating with
5 > Yahoo at these addresses:
6 >
7 >
8 >
9 >
10 >
11 > I thought it was Kopete getting some info, profile pics maybe, from the
12 > server. Thing is, it does this for a really long time. It is also SENDING
13 > data as well. I have no idea why it is doing this or what it is sending. I
14 > closed the Kopete app but the data still carries on. This "transfer" has
15 > been going for a while now and the only way I can stop it is to stop the
16 > network, wait a minute or two for it to time out and then restart the
17 > network.
18 >
19 > Anybody have any idea what the heck this is? Is Yahoo up to something?
20 > Some new security issue that I haven't heard of?
22 I think it's normal.
24 The first address is one of their pool of messaging servers and the
25 second is a web server, probably like you said for retrieving
26 additional info. The sending of data could be the http request, or
27 updating your status/picture/whatever kopete may be doing. You could
28 try blocking it and see what breaks. :)


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Re: [gentoo-user] Yahoo and strange traffic. BRM <bm_witness@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] Yahoo and strange traffic. Alan McKinnon <alan.mckinnon@×××××.com>