egui internet access

Discussion in 'ESET Smart Security' started by elapsed, May 18, 2009.

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  1. elapsed

    elapsed Registered Member

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    This is completely random which is what concerns me, it's also connecting to an IPv6 address which is even weirder, considering I'm not actively using it. What is it, and should I allow it?

    On a guess, it might have something to do with uTorrent's new uTP protocol transfer? Again though, I've ran uT in the past without this popup. My reason behind this guess is the ESET network monitor showed what looked like uT connection ports under egui, although they were all to the router.

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  2. WayneP

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    The traffic on that port is for local name resolution on the network. Windows listens on this port for machine to machine requests. Vista uses both IPv4 and IPv6.

    It appears here that egui.exe is trying to query the network for a local computer name. This is possibly from trying to update. It tries to resolve the update server locally, and then goes out to the gateway if it does not resolve.
     
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    Thanks for the reply, if this is safe, could it please be added to the firewall's default ruleset, since it's part of the ESET application?
     
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    I didn't expect it to be, but just so you know, this isn't added to the default rule set in .437

    I hope it will be added in the next release.
     
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    Any update on this?
     
  6. Marcos

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    It will be in some of the future builds.
     
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    Thank you.
     
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