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27-11-2003, 12:28 PM
Just installed Zonealarm and to my suprise, it detected Open Office connecting to

Who or what is this?
Any ideas?

OO came from a very recent PC World disc.

Winston 001

27-11-2003, 12:48 PM
That's interesting... terminator is a DNS server, I think.

Wonder why OpenOffice would need to do that though...

27-11-2003, 12:58 PM
it could be checking for updates?

27-11-2003, 01:01 PM
hi ya W001, my understanding of it is it is checking for updates and also may be phoneing home to see if registered version???

or something along these lines..
up to you whether you block it or not i guess.


Dolby Digital
27-11-2003, 01:18 PM
I presume you have identified it correctly as OpenOffice. It could be a program that looks like OpenOffice. You would think it would ask you if it was phoning home (where ever home is form OOo).

28-11-2003, 01:49 PM
I always thought Open Office was a wild-child. Roaming free without a home.

It is definitely OO which is trying to get out. Or so it claims. Did it again this morning.

Jen C
28-11-2003, 02:14 PM
Just block it. Does your firewall display the IP address it is trying to connect to? My OpenOffice has never tried to call home, so it might be some setting that has been activated within OO.