Stealth Attacks in Console Log?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Unnamed1, May 21, 2006.

  1. Unnamed1 macrumors member

    Oct 4, 2005
    Recently I followed the Azureus Wiki on how to get around the NAT errors and allow traffic to be routed directly through the firewall to my computer.

    I used Azureus and everything seemed fine but today I opened up my console log and all I got constanly was the below attempts from a variety of IP's:

    May 20 15:01:03 Mac ipfw: Stealth Mode connection attempt to UDP from

    Basically can they do anything? The port is on stealth and Azureus had finished and was closed but this was still happening?

    Anyone have any advice?
  2. G99 macrumors 6502


    Mar 8, 2006
    Did you add the X's, or is the log like that? If you know the IP address of the "attacker", you could whois them, to find out exactly who, and what they are.
  3. Unnamed1 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 4, 2005
    I added the x's as the ip's that were doing it were changing all the time...

    The thing is I used port forwarding from my router to port 65000 and that was the port they kept hitting - basically imagine the log snippet above repeated every second with a different ip?

    I turned port forwarding off now and the logs have stopped

    What could they have possibly been doing?
  4. gekko513 macrumors 603


    Oct 16, 2003
    Well, Azureus is a BitTorrent client. BitTorrent lets people download recent items from each other. You've probably downloaded a popular torrent and are currently registered as having that item available.
  5. Unnamed1 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 4, 2005
    yeah it was an episode of family guy :)

    the thing is, can they actually do anything?

    In the Azureus Wiki it tells you to set-up the system like this to get around the NAT errors but if everyone knows that port is open and people keep hitting it isn't that a bit silly?

    I don't know too much about networking, but if Azureus has been closed since yesterday and people are still hitting me won't that be detrimental to my connection?

    If so is there anyway to stop it?

    Many thanks for all the replies so far :)
  6. gekko513 macrumors 603


    Oct 16, 2003
    It should stop by itself when your entry becomes outdated, until you download something else that is popular.

    When you download something you're supposed to help out others afterwards like this. It's common curtesy. The BitTorrent system is self regulating.

    Oh, and remember to keep it legal. I don't think Family Guy is copyright free.

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