Netstat natterings.
September 15, 2008 8:11 PM   Subscribe

Can someone help me interpret these netstat results from an XP computer?

When I run netstat on my computer I get these results when the only webpage I have open is metafilter. I understand that some of those IP address come along with metafilter but what I am wondering about are all the the local host entries.

The only program I have running is firefox, although I understand that there are other programs running in the background, I still wonder why there are so many local host entries.

If it helps the computer's name is "none".
posted by 517 to Computers & Internet (3 answers total)
 
If you're running Avast!, read this forum post for an explanation.
posted by shinybeast at 8:28 PM on September 15, 2008


Are you running Avast? I don't really know the details but at a quick glance it looks like it operates something like a proxy server.
posted by dreadpiratesully at 8:29 PM on September 15, 2008


For your future reference, Windows netstat has a /b option that will show you which program is associated with each open connection. Use netstat /? to get a full explanation.
posted by flabdablet at 12:37 AM on September 16, 2008


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