[Dshield] Re: PlanetLab port 8808
TRushing at hollandco.com
Wed Oct 20 14:56:48 GMT 2004
Tim Rushing/holland wrote on 10/19/2004 03:15:55 PM:
> We block outbound 8808 traffic and I've seen some odd hits in our
> firewall for 188.8.131.52 port 8808. I've not had an opportunity
> to examine the machine and I'm not seeing constant hammering, so I
> do not think this is an infection issue.
> I've written Mark at PlanetLab but thought I'd check in here too.
My original message hasn't made it through to the list yet, but I have
heard back from PlanetLab, so I wanted to let people know what they had to
say. What I was seeing was a transparent web bug that was triggered from
www.electoral-vote.org. It is being used to measure network latency based
on the time it takes for the TCP handshake to complete. Apparently they
have them at a number of sites.
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