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Norton Internet Security logs
« on: Mon Nov 20, 2006 - 22:29:56 »
Can someone explain this to me?

There are 3 entries on this table, with the most recent at the top.


DateLocal IP AddressLocal Service PortRemote IP Address Remote Service Port Bytes SentBytes ReceivedConnection TimeDetails
11/20/2006 9:23:45 PM*******1929www.gracecentered.com(75.126.47.160)http(80)14288290:00:28.328"Connection:  www.gracecentered.com(75.126.47.160): http(80)  from  ******(***.***.**.***): 1929,  1428 bytes sent,  829 bytes received,  28.328 elapsed time."
11/20/2006 9:23:45 PMlocalhost1926localhost102514288290:00:28.093"Redirected Connection:  localhost: 1025  from  localhost: 1926,  1428 bytes sent,  829 bytes received,  28.093 elapsed time."
11/20/2006 9:23:45  PMlocalhost1025localhost192682916200:00:29.125,"Connection:  localhost: 1926  to  localhost: 1025,  829 bytes sent,  1620 bytes received,  29.125 elapsed time."


The two things I'm most wondering about are, what is "localhost" and why was my connection redirected?

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Norton Internet Security logs
« on: Mon Nov 20, 2006 - 22:29:56 »

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Re: Norton Internet Security logs
« Reply #1 on: Mon Nov 20, 2006 - 23:15:36 »
"localhost" is a shortcut way your computer refers to itself.  If the remote host is "localhost", it isn't really remote.

Port 80 is HTTP, that is, web connections.  It's showing your connections to the Web, and, specifically, to here.

I'm not sure what ports 1025 and 1926 are about, but, because those ports are local, I wouldn't worry too much about them.  Do you have some game or other application you're running?

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Re: Norton Internet Security logs
« Reply #2 on: Wed Nov 22, 2006 - 14:00:27 »
No, and I think it's strange that every time I change pages there are 3 to 6 entries in the log.

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Re: Norton Internet Security logs
« Reply #3 on: Wed Nov 22, 2006 - 23:32:06 »
I don't use Norton Internet Security (this is a Linux box), but I'm thinking that it is implementing a local web proxy do help do some of its stuff.  What that means is that the page request from your browser gets handled by Norton, which then redirects it to the remote site (www.gracecentered.com, in this case).  It uses that local cache to examine the response for bad stuff, like trojans, worms, and viruses.

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Re: Norton Internet Security logs
« Reply #4 on: Wed Nov 29, 2006 - 09:34:59 »
Thanks twd!  And that's probably making my already molasses slow connection bog down even more, hmm?

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« Reply #5 on: Wed Nov 29, 2006 - 14:22:18 »
Maybe, maybe not.  Caching can help performance if your network connection is slow, but it can hurt it if you don't have sufficient local memory and disk.  Play with the Norton settings, and see if you can make a difference.