Continuous communication with IP 224.0.0.252

Posted: 01-22-2009, 09:16 PM
Good day all,

I'm using Vista Ultimate with IE7 and ADSL internet connection. Suddenly,
without a reason I know, I have noticed continuous communication (upload of
data) taking place between my PC and IP address 224.0.0.252 .

Any idea how this has happend? Can this be a malacious hole in the system?
What is causing this and how to stop it?

Thanks a lot
Morteza

Continuous communication with IP 224.0.0.252


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Gordon
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Re: Continuous communication with IP 224.0.0.252
Posted: 01-22-2009, 09:35 PM
Safai wrote:
> Good day all,
>
> I'm using Vista Ultimate with IE7 and ADSL internet connection.
> Suddenly, without a reason I know, I have noticed continuous
> communication (upload of data) taking place between my PC and IP
> address 224.0.0.252 .
>
> Any idea how this has happend? Can this be a malacious hole in the
> system? What is causing this and how to stop it?
>
> Thanks a lot
> Morteza
Search Arin Whois for 224.0.0.252
OrgName: Internet Assigned Numbers Authority
OrgID: IANA
Address: 4676 Admiralty Way, Suite 330
City: Marina del Rey
StateProv: CA
PostalCode: 90292-6695
Country: US

NetRange: 224.0.0.0 - 239.255.255.255
CIDR: 224.0.0.0/4
NetName: MCAST-NET
NetHandle: NET-224-0-0-0-1
Parent:
NetType: IANA Special Use
NameServer: FLAG.EP.NET
NameServer: STRUL.STUPI.SE
NameServer: NS.ISI.EDU
NameServer: NIC.NEAR.NET
Comment: This block is reserved for special purposes.
Comment: Please see RFC 3171 for additional information.
Comment:
RegDate: 1991-05-22
Updated: 2002-09-16

OrgAbuseHandle: IANA-IP-ARIN
OrgAbuseName: Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Number
OrgAbusePhone: +1-310-301-5820
OrgAbuseEmail: abuse@iana.org

OrgTechHandle: IANA-IP-ARIN
OrgTechName: Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Number
OrgTechPhone: +1-310-301-5820
OrgTechEmail: abuse@iana.org


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Michael Walraven
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Re: Continuous communication with IP 224.0.0.252
Posted: 01-22-2009, 10:08 PM
224.0.0.252 is Link-local Multicast Name Resolution. (you now know as much
about that as I do)
It has something to do with an alternate method of name resolution (DNS).
Multicast is when one location broadcasts to many receivers. (A live web
video feed comes to mind). Google 224.0.0.252 comes up with a lot of stuff.

Michael


"Safai" <hsafaii@chamran.ut.ac.ir> wrote in message
news:69A33DB1-4166-4BD0-A45E-1BBC902C7E89@microsoft.com...
> Good day all,
>
> I'm using Vista Ultimate with IE7 and ADSL internet connection. Suddenly,
> without a reason I know, I have noticed continuous communication (upload
> of data) taking place between my PC and IP address 224.0.0.252 .
>
> Any idea how this has happend? Can this be a malacious hole in the system?
> What is causing this and how to stop it?
>
> Thanks a lot
> Morteza
SuperXero
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Re: Continuous communication with IP 224.0.0.252
Posted: 02-01-2009, 07:00 AM

Connection to the multicast address is normal

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