Posted 07 September 2009 - 04:05 PM
IANA issues IP addresses to domains. Totally legitimate.
Outpost, when it sees unknown application is asking you whether to permit connection or running or both.
You have to decide whether the program is known to you and unknown YET to Outpost, if Outpost is in learning mode or Rule advice mode.
If the program is really unknown, block it. You can even block it if it's known and see what happens.
Also make sure you distinguish, in Outpost, whether it asks if to connect or if to run, as the two dialogs look very similar.
I just glanced at the first 2-3 posts in the speedguide thread. It's 9 years old, not much there really.
Sometimes computer has to find the IP address even of a local PC. It might endup at IANA to query their servers.
IANA will return active domain names or BLACKHOLE, which means the address is unreachable from the internet, such as computers inside protected company networks (usually 10.x.x.x range), your own PC behind a router (usually 192,168.x.x range), and several other such ranges.
Then again, if you have some dirt on the computer, Outpost might well be correct in flagging whatever it is that's calling out. If you can't be bothered figuring out what it is, just BLOCK it. Scan the computer with a good antivirus, perhaps it'll see something.