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damonrands.plus.com strange PM

shellsong
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damonrands.plus.com strange PM

I received this PM-- anyone know what is going on?

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Hi, how do I go about reporting unauthorised connections?
the node in the subject line has been connecting to me for
no reason. Im in canada and i dont use any services
from plus.

TCP machine-name:6881 damonrands.plus.com:61735 FIN_WAIT_1

Any indeas?
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Community Veteran
Posts: 14,469
Registered: 30-07-2007

damonrands.plus.com strange PM

Do you run any bittorrent software? If so, I bet they are too and all that is is a report of your P2P client trying to connect to their P2P client. (port 6881 is the default bittorrent port).

Also was this a PM or an email? Only people registered on the forum can send PMs (unless it was sent as guest).
shellsong
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damonrands.plus.com strange PM

Not guilty recently, m'lud!
It was a PM from a "guest"-- and I know nothing of "damonrands.plus.com"!
Ben_Brown
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damonrands.plus.com strange PM

All it is is this guy who's sent you the message is using Bittorrent, and one of our customers (this mysterious damonrands.plus.com) is trying to get the same thing they are, but the first guy hasn't set his firewall to allow this incoming connection and has looked at his logs, got confused and thought that someone was hacking him or something.

If he's left any contact details tell him not to worry about it.
Community Veteran
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damonrands.plus.com strange PM

Hmmm... Sorry shellsong, thought you were damonrands Shockedops:

No idea why you would get a PM though - very strange :roll:
shellsong
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damonrands.plus.com strange PM

The only details I've got I put in the first post :roll:
I'm at a bit of a loss as to why he should log on as a guest and pick on me to PM!
Ben_Brown
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damonrands.plus.com strange PM

I guess that they just chose a name at random from the "users online" bit at the bottom of the forum index or something. Very odd.
shellsong
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damonrands.plus.com strange PM

Oh well, I guess I'll just ignore it unless he has another go
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damonrands.plus.com strange PM

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I guess that they just chose a name at random from the "users online" bit at the bottom of the forum index or something. Very odd.

My thinking exactly Ben!

Hey, it could be the start of something beautiful shellsong! Tongue
shellsong
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damonrands.plus.com strange PM

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Hey, it could be the start of something beautiful shellsong! Tongue

:lol: I doubt it!