Having recently installed the unutterably remarkable magnificence that is Comodo Firewall, i’ve noticed in my activity logs over the last few days that IANA (ip=220.127.116.11) has been trying to contact my computer for some reason. And it’s making me upset. It appears as though they have someone working there full-time, and apparently their duties are to wait around until i am online and then proceed to perpetually cause inbound policy #5 violations (my rules haven’t changed from the way they were initially installed with the latest CFP plan).
i did some research on IANA and i’m starting to wonder if perhaps their connection is integral to the, um, progressive goodness of something… Something big. They mention something about Universality.
Does anyone know about IANA?? Should i setup new network rules to allow them in? The protocols are nearly always ICMP incoming, but there’s an occasional UDP. i currently encounter NO problems whilst surfing the internet…
Just doing ipconfig might not give you the appropriate results. I would try ipconfig /all instead, as that will give more information.
192.168.0.1, however, is an internal (Local Area Network), non-routable (over the internet) IP address. As Soya pointed out, it is pretty much the default IP address to access your router. It is probably pinging you as part of your connection, to see if you are still there, and would be safe to allow. It would not be an external attempt to gain entry to your computer.
Hope that helps,
PS: I really enjoyed reading your posts. I realize you probably did not intend them to be funny, but knowing what I know, they were absolutely hilarious. Your choice of words was excellent. I especially liked
It appears as though they have someone working there full-time, and apparently their duties are to wait around until i am online and then proceed to perpetually cause inbound policy #5 violations
Yes, LM, the thought that this IANA agency is probably just pinging my computer makes comforting sense… However, after a considerable amount of consideration, i’ve decided to just keep them blocked and let their bullish personnel continually grow more and more perturbed by the unswerving sincerity in my resistance.
Aahh, resistance, yes… The backbone upon which great power is built. I applaud your unwavering determination to persevere! Hold fast with courage, Mouchette - with CFP you can keep them out of your machine!