Should I be concerned at what Skype is doing?

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  1. dogbone macrumors 68020

    dogbone

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    I recently installed little snitch. When I started skype little snitch informed me that it wanted to connect to a server. I clicked on 'deny' and the next one popped up. After a few minutes it became apparent that this was going to continue indefinitely.

    What is it all about and should I be concerned. Is there any possible danger to my computer. I'm using the standard mac firewall and an adsl router/modem.

    Here is the list of connections that I could be bothered to copy I don't know when or if it was ever going to stop.

    tph1abb143.tky.mesh.ad.jp on TCP port 17278
    85.204.208.212 on TCP port 2316 (sent-lm)
    84-74-16-51.dclient.hispeed.ch on TCP port 1175
    85.8.1.126 on TCP port 1039
    c-68-34-60-56.hsd1.dc.comcast.net on TCP port 10411
    sa-84-52-4-126.saturn.infonet.ee on TCP port 20876
    207.158-205-66.ftth.swbr.surewest.net on TCP port 2157
    hoas-fe1ddd00-2.dhcp.inet.fi on TCP port 15506
    84-121-14-92.onocable.ono.com on TCP port 1135
    61.36.49.33 on TCP port 4358 (qsnet-nucl)
    cablep-219-54-141.cablep.bezeqint.net on TCP port 61541
    host2.118.atlantic.net on TCP port 13243
    dattadeskt01.rnw.umit.at on TCP port 15702
    71.228.17.250 on TCP port 60449
    chello084112087205.3.11.vie.surfer.at on TCP port 32776
    se-pc1.u-aizu.ac.jp on TCP port 8035
    user-85-201-96-2.tvcablenet.be on TCP port 44738
    71.196.37.202 on TCP port 51189
    fr-ssy-c3-04-084119107144.chello.fr on TCP port 6430
    eastgate-four-eighty-one.mit.edu on TCP port 57553
    host184167.burgasnet.com on TCP port 31820
    85-64-91-111.barak-online.net on TCP port 8994
    81.166.56.219 on TCP port 14285
    ua-85-226-181-150.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se on TCP port 2177
    ip68-228-39-243.tc.ph.cox.net on TCP port 17977
    host001.vimpeln20.se on TCP port 2976 (cns-srv-port)
    spc2-ward2-3-0-cust10.bagu.broadband.ntl.com on TCP port 4968
    12-202-13-238.client.insightbb.com on TCP port 59429
    084202027234.customer.alfanett.no on TCP port 3915
    85.217.32.71 on TCP port 24774
    adsl-85-217-32-71.kotinet.com on TCP port 24774
     
  2. MacFan26 macrumors 65816

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    Sounds a little weird, I've never been asked this when using Skype. Maybe make sure you have the latest version, or maybe just reinstall it. I don't think Skype is supposed to ask you to connect to a server.
     
  3. dogbone thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I've recently installed the latest version.

    I should be clear that it is not Skype that is doing the asking it is LittleSnitch. If it was up to Skype it would just connect without me knowing.
     
  4. Chappers macrumors 68020

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    Skype is a peer to peer network so its quite normal - go to little snitch in system prefs and make a user rule to allow any connection for Skype.
     
  5. dogbone thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Should I set the prefs for Skype to allow *any* network connection.

    And also should I set the port and protocol to *any*?
     
  6. Chappers macrumors 68020

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    Yes

    However i do think you should read the instruction manual for littlesnitch
     

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