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Distribution: K/Ubuntu 12.04/14.04, Scientific Linux 6.3/6.4, Android-x86, Pretty much all distros at one point...
Question about netstat results
I have a question about netstat results...
when I do a netstat -tavn, I get the following (my orinating IP addresses removed, irrelevant info snipped out):
Active Internet connections (servers and established)
Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign Address State
tcp 0 0 xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:xxxx 126.96.36.199:56581 ESTABLISHED
tcp 0 0 xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:xxxx 188.8.131.52:21 ESTABLISHED
tcp 0 0 xxx.xxx.xxx.xx:xxxx xxx.xxx.xx.xxx:80 TIME_WAIT
IP address 184.108.40.206 belongs to the Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois...
Why would my machine be connecting to it???
If you add the -p option to netstat - it will show the program name being used. Although that host appears to be a Linux Distro Mirror (http://alpaca.mcs.anl.gov/) - could you be running a update program that is configured to use that host as an FTP mirror?