Spurious outgoing connections while browsing LQ
I've noticed that when I browse linuxquestions.org my firewall blocks outgoing connections to machines in the iserver.net domain
(today I picked up pluto1, pluto3, and fun3.iserver.net )
Here is a typical logged (after dropping) packet rundown:
IPTABLES tcp-out: IN= OUT=eth0 SRC=X.X.X.X DST=18.104.22.168 LEN=60 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=64 ID=58662 PROTO=TCP SPT=2040 DPT=8080 WINDOW=5840 RES=0x00 SYN URGP=0
What are these connections for? I don't browse much anywhere else, so I don't know if this is a common occurrence or not.