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Kudos0

IPaddress changed without rebooting

In an attempt to understand a recent activity where my IP address changed without me rebooting, I decided to check my connection logs this morning. I have a tendency to get over concerned and have chosen to try to undertsand more than worry

I noticed an outbound connection from my computer to

IP address 209.18.43.xxx

When I check this against WHOIS look up, I find

OrgName: Road Runner HoldCo LLC

When I check it against Webyield, I find

dfw10.tbone.rr.com

Now this happened at 4:10am and nobody was on the computer, though the computer was connecetd to teh internet at the time

The number of bytes sent was low and same for the received. I do run a full system Norton scan scheduled daily for 4am

Could this be part of the scan running? I haven't noticed this before

All virus/spywarescans (norton. malwarebytes, and spybot show clean other than Norton picking up tracking cookies)

is this just part of the internet activity that us non-tech folks don't understand? Or is it something dangerous? That I need to take more action on?

As I said, nobody was on the computer at the time

I use NAV2008 with Vista OS vista service pack 2 with a DSL connection and no router. Almost always connected to the internet

[edit: Changed subject for clarity.]

Message Edited by shannons on 10-16-2009 04:08 PM

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Kudos0

Re: IPaddress changed without rebooting

In an attempt to understand a recent activity where my IP address changed without me rebooting, I decided to check my connection logs this morning. I have a tendency to get over concerned and have chosen to try to undertsand more than worry

I noticed an outbound connection from my computer to

IP address 209.18.43.xxx

When I check this against WHOIS look up, I find

OrgName: Road Runner HoldCo LLC

When I check it against Webyield, I find

dfw10.tbone.rr.com

Now this happened at 4:10am and nobody was on the computer, though the computer was connecetd to teh internet at the time

The number of bytes sent was low and same for the received. I do run a full system Norton scan scheduled daily for 4am

Could this be part of the scan running? I haven't noticed this before

All virus/spywarescans (norton. malwarebytes, and spybot show clean other than Norton picking up tracking cookies)

is this just part of the internet activity that us non-tech folks don't understand? Or is it something dangerous? That I need to take more action on?

As I said, nobody was on the computer at the time

I use NAV2008 with Vista OS vista service pack 2 with a DSL connection and no router. Almost always connected to the internet

[edit: Changed subject for clarity.]

Message Edited by shannons on 10-16-2009 04:08 PM
Kudos1 Stats

Re: IPaddress changed without rebooting

Hi Calls.

This is just a normal part of firewall activity and you should not be concerned - the firewall is doing its job.

We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace. ~William Ewart Gladstone
Kudos1 Stats

Re: IPaddress changed without rebooting

calls -

A quick Google search on dfw10.tbone.rr.com shows that it is the servers for that area.  You may want to add www.robtex.com to your list of web sites to research these listings at.  They do a great job with tracking down DNS listings and IP ownership.  As mdturner stated, the firewall is doing its job and this is nothing to worry about; just checking that the network is still correct against what is registered in your system.

Win10 x64; Proud graduate of GeeksToGo
Kudos0

Re: IPaddress changed without rebooting

cool. Two things

Does it matter that my ISP is not one of those noted with this address ? Mine is not Road Runner

And when you say the firewall is doing its job, it allowed outbound connection from my computer. So if I understand correctly you are saying the firewall, for whatever reason said it was ok to connect to this IP?

Many thanks and please be patient with me. Just trying to undertsand

Message Edited by Calls on 10-17-2009 10:33 AM

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