Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 


18 posts

Geek


  # 272735 13-Nov-2009 13:51
Send private message

Ashka - so your T-Stick is using constant bandwidth? Was it doing that when you were running leopard?


194 posts

Master Geek

Trusted

  # 272928 14-Nov-2009 05:10
Send private message

http://whois.domaintools.com/202.27.156.72
http://whois.domaintools.com/202.27.158.40

Resolves to dnsc1.xtra.co.nz & dnsc2.xtra.co.nz

According to http://www.iana.org/assignments/port-numbers Port 53 is TCP DNS

So it's definitely some sort of DNS inquiry thing.

It's just odd that it's coming up so often. I don't see any entries like yours on my Imac. Wired Broadband tho.




==================================
- Hone , Often accused of Excess Verbosity
==================================

 
 
 
 


2787 posts

Uber Geek


  # 278524 1-Dec-2009 22:26
Send private message

The T-Stick won't be made by Telecom, see if you can work out who actually produces the thing and see if there's any newer software for it. Sounds like a repeat of the horrible problems the original Vodem had with OS X.

You could try looking into putting a caching DNS server on the local machine and pointing the modem at that instead, a bit of a hassle but it may help.




139 posts

Master Geek


  # 278632 2-Dec-2009 08:50
Send private message

There's an update for the TStick for Windows 7 but not for OSX 10.6 http://www.zte.co.nz/main/Product_Downloads/MF636_downloads.htm

From Telecom:
The Firewall traffic that you see is normal as this is the Mac
> communicating to Xtra DNS servers. This is required for translating
> website address to IP address to find where a website is.
~~~~~
I personally would not call over 4000 messages an hour to Console from the Telecom Connection Manager normal either but that is still happening and was the same with Leopard. Telecom didn't reply to that part of the question.

The 1 KB per second upload is still happening and I'm 99% sure it was the same with Leopard.. Uploads are not being charged for till end of January so hope they have it fixed by then.
~~~~
What with the over 3 months of hassles trying to set up a Direct debit to pay Telecoms bill ~ Given up..
Usage meter 6 days late at the beginning of Nov which took three days to fix then it was 3 days late two days ago.
Usage meter is also set for 3 Gb rather than the 4 Gb I changed to during the usage period before last.

No doubt if anything else can go wrong it will..

Just getting P..... Off.



18 posts

Geek


  # 278641 2-Dec-2009 09:22
Send private message

Well I am moving house soon and will finally be able to get dsl again.. So this is a moot point for me now :)

80 posts

Master Geek


# 283350 17-Dec-2009 09:47
Send private message

I got the Tstick given away by XT to their broadband customers inc. 500MB/$29 prepay. It's advertised as OSX compatible; however, it's a sad joke; the Telecom Connection manager constantly writes messages to Console generating pages and pages of crap and there's a constant traffic of about 2KB/s from mDNSresponder to Telecom's dns servers (202.27.156.72 & 202.27.158.40) - blocking this traffic stops DNS resolving. However, it's completely unnecessary when you are not accessing a new page/service. This makes the Tstick unusable as a 500MB allowance will be burned up very quickly just through unnecessary DNS server access.


BDFL - Memuneh
64980 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  # 283360 17-Dec-2009 10:09
Send private message

While you guys were discussing, someone else posted a trace, and Telecom found what's the DNS traffic about. It's a two fold problem: Mac OS being dumb, and the Telecom DNS being dumb.

Here is the other discussion.

Also note Telecom says DNS traffic to their own servers is not counted.




1 | 2 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Samsung Galaxy Fold now available in New Zealand
Posted 6-Dec-2019 00:01


NZ company oDocs awarded US$ 100,000 Dubai World Expo grant
Posted 5-Dec-2019 16:00


New Zealand Rugby Selects AWS-Powered Analytics for Deeper Game Insights
Posted 5-Dec-2019 11:33


IMAGR and Farro bring checkout-less supermarket shopping to New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2019 09:07


Wellington Airport becomes first 5G connected airport in the country
Posted 3-Dec-2019 08:42


MetService secures Al Jazeera as a new weather client
Posted 28-Nov-2019 09:40


NZ a top 10 connected nation with stage one of ultra-fast broadband roll-out completed
Posted 24-Nov-2019 14:15


Microsoft Translator understands te reo Māori
Posted 22-Nov-2019 08:46


Chorus to launch Hyperfibre service
Posted 18-Nov-2019 15:00


Microsoft launches first Experience Center worldwide for Asia Pacific in Singapore
Posted 13-Nov-2019 13:08


Disney+ comes to LG Smart TVs
Posted 13-Nov-2019 12:55


Spark launches new wireless broadband "Unplan Metro"
Posted 11-Nov-2019 08:19


Malwarebytes overhauls flagship product with new UI, faster engine and lighter footprint
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:48


CarbonClick launches into Digital Marketplaces
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:42


Kordia offers Microsoft Azure Peering Service
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:41



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.