Re: Strange network activity after updates
Sorry first reply went to his email address -
On 03/08/12 01:56 PM, Paul Zimmerman wrote:
> some strange network activity started on my machine. It keeps sending
> and receiving about 10-14k per second but I cannot find any programs
> that would be
Today I downloaded a large group of updates, including Open Office and some dns-related utilities. Once they were applied,
> doing anything on the network. Trying to figure out what is going on,
I installed iftop and it says there is a constant connection to
188.8.131.52 and various transient connections to sites like
which turns out to be owned by Google --
and other sites like something called activeminds.net.
Activeminds.net is actually activeminds.de....an ISP in Germany
I know the constant connection is a multicast address, but what is this
It looks like something is broken/misconfigured or an outright hack of
the Debian repository has occurred and many Debian systems are now part
of a botnet.
Certainly hope not
My Debian box is staying offline until I find out what is going on.