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Topic # 29802 20-Jan-2009 08:13
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Morning all,

I blocked a svchost request this morning from a strange dns. (i didn;t recognise)

I then checked the hacker info in Zone alarm & the request looks like it came from Telstraclear.

Is this legit/safe/something?

Whois Information
% [whois.apnic.net node-2] % Whois data copyright terms http://www.apnic.net/db/dbcopyright.html inetnum: 203.96.144.0 - 203.96.159.255 netname: TELSTRACLEAR-NZ descr: TelstraClear Ltd country: NZ admin-c: TAC3-AP tech-c: TTC7-AP mnt-by: APNIC-HM mnt-lower: MAINT-NZ-TELSTRACLEAR notify: apnic.changes@team.telstraclear.co.nz status: ALLOCATED PORTABLE changed: hm-changed@apnic.net 19951215 changed: hm-changed@apnic.net 20041214 source: APNIC role: TelstraClear Administrative Contact address: TelstraClear Limited address: Network Planning address: Private Bag 92143 address: Auckland country: NZ e-mail: apnic.changes@team.telstraclear.co.nz phone: +64 9 912 5205 trouble: For network abuse contact: trouble: list.admin@team.telstraclear.co.nz trouble: +64 9 912 5161 trouble: For 24/7 after-hours NOC contact: trouble: +64 9 912 4482 notify: apnic.changes@team.telstraclear.co.nz tech-c: TTC7-AP admin-c: TAC3-AP nic-hdl: TAC3-AP mnt-by: MAINT-NZ-TELSTRACLEAR changed: hm-changed@apnic.net 20041125 source: APNIC role: TelstraClear Technical Contact address: TelstraClear Limited address: Customer Help address: Private Bag 92143 address: Auckland country: NZ e-mail: list.admin@team.telstraclear.co.nz phone: +64 9 912 5161 trouble: For network abuse contact: trouble: list.admin@team.telstraclear.co.nz trouble: +64 9 912 5161 trouble: For 24/7 after-hours NOC contact: trouble: +64 9 912 4482 notify: apnic.changes@team.telstraclear.co.nz tech-c: TTC7-AP admin-c: TAC3-AP nic-hdl: TTC7-AP mnt-by: MAINT-NZ-TELSTRACLEAR changed: hm-changed@apnic.net 20041125 source: APNIC

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Reply # 190700 20-Jan-2009 08:38
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What port was used? Was is it on the cable modem network? There are lot of normal background noise/activity on a cable modem network - and broadcasts are not uncommon - ARP for example.






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  Reply # 190705 20-Jan-2009 09:00
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I am on the TCL cable network.

I will have to check the port when I get back home.



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  Reply # 190847 20-Jan-2009 17:20
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Port 53


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  Reply # 190875 20-Jan-2009 18:45
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Thats DNS.

So dont block it or you'll find youve blocked yourself from the net (apart from using IP addresses)




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