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Interpret outgoing router log

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#1 tos226



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Posted 25 March 2005 - 11:18 AM

Say I'm visiting a website similar to this (forum & downloads type). Let's call it site S.
On their screen are few ads by companies A1 and A2.
I was told the software displaying the ads is actually installed at site S.
The ads and site S are shiny-clean. I have no problem with them.
No trash, no junk, no viruses that I can see.
I may even haved placed site S into the trusted zone 'cause I mean they're clean. But I'm not sure.

I don't understand what I see in the OUTGOING portion of the Linksys router log.
When I visit Site S, the log contains a continuous outgoing stream, such as:
site S IP address and name
site A1 IP address and name
site S IP address and name
site A1 IP address and name
site S IP address and name
site A2 IP address and name
site S IP address and name
site A1 IP address and name

What is my computer sending out to A1 and A2? Why?
They don't talk to me (nothing in the INCOMING log). I have nothing to say.
By way of experiment, I blocked everything one can block for A1 and A2 in Zone Alarm.
Initially A1 and A2 dropped out of the log. Then a day later, after rebooting they're back.

Incidentally, above is just a stream. When connected to BC, it's a raging, outgoing, river :thumbsup:

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#2 Grinler


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Posted 26 March 2005 - 01:30 PM


Heres the dealio with ads. The images and information for ads are always found off the site in question and stored in the advertisers platform site. So if you visit my site and ads come up, your computer will actually get that information from other sites and not BC which si why you see those connections.

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