Mpftray.exe connecting to akamaitechnologies.net?

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  1. T772

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    HI, I have recently been getting strange connections from mpftray.exe (McAfee firewall) to deploy.akamaitechnologies.net http 80. I think it has something to do with the autoupdates function, but once it is connected is stays there for well over an hour(sometimes i have to manual shut down this connection through TcpView). My question is should i worry about this connection and why does it not close?

    Regards T


    akamaitechnologies.net = [ ]
    Registrant: Akamai Technologies Inc. 8 Cambridge Center Cambridge MA 02142 US Domain name: AKAMAITECHNOLOGIES.NET Administrative Contact: Hostmaster Akamai hostmaster-billing@akamai.com
    8 Cambridge Center Cambridge MA 02142 US 1.6174443000 Fax: 1.6174443001 Technical Contact: Hostmaster Akamai hostmaster-billing@akamai.com
    8 Cambridge Center Cambridge MA 02142 US 1.6174443000 Fax: 1.6174443001 Registration Service Provider: Akamai Technologies hostmaster@akamai.com
    617-444-3000 This company may be contacted for domain login/passwords DNS/Nameserver changes and general domain support questions. Registrar of Record: TUCOWS INC. Record last updated on 19-Jul-2005. Record expires on 18-Aug-2006. Record created on 19-Aug-1998. Domain servers in listed order: ACCESS.AKAMAI.COM 80.67.70.18 YF.AKAMAI.COM 64.215.164.190 YG.AKAMAI.COM 63.215.198.86 YD.AKAMAI.COM 63.215.198.103 YE.AKAMAI.COM 166.90.137.21 YB.AKAMAI.COM 207.229.152.20 YC.AKAMAI.COM 209.246.46.48 YH.AKAMAI.COM 63.241.29.188 Domain status: ACTIVE

    http://forums.mcafeehelp.com/viewtopic.php?t=9743

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  2. CrazyM

    CrazyM Firewall Expert

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    As you are probably aware Akamai servers are widely used to provide content for many. Aside from updates is there any other part of your McAfee software that may be getting content from the web (control center)?

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    CrazyM
     
  3. T772

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    The only two Mcafee programs i am using at the moment is McAfee Firewall Plus and Anti-Virus 2006 version, but this is the first time i have ever seen MCAfee connecting to Akamai while retriving updates, then not disconnecting straight afterwards. I was quite worried the reason being it still seemed to be comunicating with there servers, the strange thing though was that McAfee Firerwall wasn't showing the connection, but Tcpview and netstat were. Crazy M, do you have any ideas why this would be happening?

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  4. CrazyM

    CrazyM Firewall Expert

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    Not off hand, that's why I was asking if there was any other component of your McAfee software that may make connections. You could always try a packet sniffer (Ethereal) to see what, if anything, is going on.

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    CrazyM
     
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