203-206-129-25.perm.iinet.net.au

Discussion in 'Ghost Security Suite (GSS)' started by Owen, Jun 7, 2007.

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  1. Owen

    Owen Registered Member

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    This could be purely concidental, but since I installed Ghost Wall and AppDefend(for some reason Regdefend also installed) last night, I notice that my computer frequently connects to 203-206-129-25.perm.iinet.net.au. I'm not sure what's going on there so I've asked Ghost Wall to block the connections.:D

    Are the Ghost Security softwares known to connect to iinet?
     
  2. dmenace

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    Ghost Security is a company based in Perth, Western Australia.

    iiNet is an Australia - wide Internet Service Provider also based in Perth, Western Australia.

    Thus, it would be correct to assume that Ghost Security uses iiNet for web hosting / product updates etc.

    The "perm" means a permanent ip address used by businesses vs a "dyn" dynamic ip address used by home users.

    Hope that helps.
     
  3. Jason_R0

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    Nope, our server is in the united states, not Australia. Not sure why you would be getting connected to that unknowingly, maybe P2P?
     
  4. Owen

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    Jason thanks for your clarification.

    At first I was thinking exactly the same thing as dmenace. Then I asked at Whirlpool iinet forum and given the info provided there I think it's simply a case of iinet sharing resources with my ISP (Exetel). So I would be browsing a site (not necessarily Aussie sites) and my browser would often connect to ****.perm.iinet.net.au to retrive the data. I've sort of confirmed this because when Ghost Wall blocks the connections, I can't browse.

    So it has nothing to do Ghost Security, certainly nothing sinister.

    I think some other Australian users would notice the same thing if they watch their ports while browsing. Just to give an example, if I browse mlb.com (US major league baseball), firefox.exe would open multiple connections to ****.perm.iinet.net.au. Who would have associated iinet with baseball!
     
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    Hmm, are you using a proxy of sorts? I remember from a few years ago I think, that iinet were using some sort of hard web caching, but from the clients perspective it wasn't obvious I thought. Could it just be DNS going out to that iinet address? What port is it going out on?
     
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