so I sniffed the connection to see what it was up to. it sends a unique code as the username and password Konica01 then checks for new messages and downloads an email, deleting it afterwards.
some of the headers in the downloaded email were
Subject: KRDS send mail test
Content-Description: Remote Management System
I emailed Konida-Minolta asking why it does this but still havn't received a reply. I suspect this is just an upgrade/updating mechanism but it is not documented.
Does anyone else get this vigilant when devices on your network phone-home? Do you monitor for this type of thing?
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Comment by JAMMAN2110, on 26-Feb-2007 17:16
I would set a block rule for it in my firewall(s). If I don't know what it does then it wont be tolerated.
Comment by juha, on 26-Feb-2007 17:26
The reverse pointer for that IP address is kmbsnz.net or the KM domain I think:
Konica Minolta Business Solutions
Tony Day (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Corner, Nugent St and Khyber Pass
Yeah, that kind of stuff is not on if it's not documented. Especially in corporate environments.
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