what is going on?

The items in the attached are all the same, and they are spaced about 2 min. apart. The source is Linksys. What is this all about, and is there any way to stop or block it?

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Hi matofthemint, welcome to the forums.

The Log entry you have selected was blocked (they all were) by CFP because it was unsolicited (not asked for) & that is to be expected, since the IP Destination is (a broadcast). This IP is an IP multicasting1 address & this one is specifically for a All Hosts multicast. Can they be stopped? Well CFP did stop them, but I assume you mean their generation in the first place. Question: Is your router’s LAN IP?

BTW CFPs Log can be Exported to an HTML file (right-click on the Log). If you open the HTML file with your default browser, you should be able to use a simple click-drag-select & Copy ‘n’ Paste to post Log entries here. This is much easier for us to see the detail.

1MS definition…

What is IP multicasting?

Multicast IP traffic is sent to a single address but is processed by multiple hosts. IP multicasting is similar to a newsletter subscription. When only subscribers receive the newsletter when it is published, only host computers that belong to the multicast group receive and process IP traffic sent to the group’s reserved IP address. The set of hosts listening on a specific IP multicast address is called a multicast group. is Linksys.
Since they are all the same, this is one of the logs -

Log Scope:: Today Date/Time :2007-06-28 17:42:57Severity :MediumReporter :Network MonitorDescription: Inbound Policy Violation (Access Denied, Protocol = IGMP)Protocol:IGMP IncomingSource: Destination: Reason: Network Control Rule ID = 5

This next is from Actiontec (my router is Actiontec)-

“The unit is in contact with the VERIZON Motive server used to upgrade your
unit firmware on their FIOS server.
There is no way that I am aware of to stop this connection.”

If they want to upgrade the firmware, what do I do to let it through?

Thanks for your reply and interest.

A push firmware release? I suppose it is possible, but it is not something I would personally like without prior notice. Yes… just found it on the net… Verizon do push firmware updates. Not something I’d like (Oops… said that twice!), I’d block that & do mine manually.


Thanks, kail.