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    Afpowertcp

    Anyone have any idea on why , this morning from about 7:05 onwards i keep getting attempts to connect to something called Afpowertcp ?

    My understanding of this is it is a Apple thing and not a linux app.

    here is one example :

    Sep 28 08:21:58 Unknown 548 "myispaddy" TCP Afpowertcp

    I have been using Ubuntu for years and have never seen this one.

    The "myisaddy" is an address from comcast.

    Googleing this is all i have found :

    Short for AppleTalk Filing Protocol, the client/server file sharing protocol used in an AppleTalk network. A non-Apple network can only access data from an AppleShare file server by first translating into the AFP language. AFP over TCP/IP, a flavor of AFP, allows users to access AFP servers over TCP/IP networks.

    Thanks in advance for any info.

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    Re: Afpowertcp

    Oh I almost forgot this :

    From comcast ( i am using a linux box Ubuntu)

    Dear XFINITY Customer,

    XFINITY identified one or more of your computers may be infected with a bot. You might have already seen an Alert from XFINITY informing you about bot activity.

    We strongly recommend you take action to remove malicious software from your computers.

    We appreciate your prompt attention to this important security notice.

    Sincerely,
    Constant Guard from XFINITY

    Then they supply a link to windows clean up apps.

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    Re: Afpowertcp

    Doing some more research i have found the following:

    Looks like big brother has taken an interest in my machine !

    Comes back to " IP address "67.162.210.162" is located @ United States Michigan Grand Rapids "

    On the map it is in the general location of the Grand Rapids Police Department / Bankruptcy Court / Secretary of State Office , all are in the same building.

    http://iplocation.truevue.org/67.162.210.162.html

    The red indicator tag on the map says " United States Michigan Grand Rapids "

    Also found this , usually means they use comcast

    IP Address Lookup - Whois by IP Address : 67.162.210.162

    [Querying whois.arin.net]
    [whois.arin.net]
    #
    # Query terms are ambiguous. The query is assumed to be:
    # "n 67.162.210.162"
    #
    # Use "?" to get help.
    #

    #
    # The following results may also be obtained via:
    # http://whois.arin.net/rest/nets;q=67...se&ext=netref2
    #

    Comcast Cable Communications, Inc. MICHIGAN-26 (NET-67-162-208-0-1) 67.162.208.0 - 67.162.223.255
    Comcast Cable Communications, Inc. COMCAST (NET-67-160-0-0-1) 67.160.0.0 - 67.191.255.255


    #
    # ARIN WHOIS data and services are subject to the Terms of Use
    # available at: https://www.arin.net/whois_tou.html
    #

    So i guess i have answered my own qwery , don't ya think ?

    So i think this one can be considered solved.

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    Re: Afpowertcp

    Oh yea i seem to remember a monday morning at 6:00 or 6:30 am these two guys were inside the comcast cable box on my floor , of this apartment building and they said they were looking for mice. Another guy came different day and they installed another big cable box right under the orginal one. Wonder what that is for ? Hummm.

    Humm I wonder if they found any mice. I also wonder if they checked the 4 way splitter right inside my wall connector where my cable comes in. Someone/s hooked themselves up to my cable run years ago.

    Should be interesting to see what happens.

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