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comment Need help identifying the OSX process that's generating strange network traffic
Yep, the traffic to my MBP stopped once I removed the port forwarding rules. My router's just a basic home router, and doesn't really give me a lot of fine grained control, so no ACLs. Anyway, so far, nothing inside the network's registering any strange traffic, so that's good. Thanks for the analysis and all the info. Also, thanks for the Dshield link. Didn't know about it, and it has a lot of useful stuff.
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comment Need help identifying the OSX process that's generating strange network traffic
The issue turned out to be that somebody/some app configured my router to forward <my_public_ip>:30149 to 192.168.2.5:30149. Not sure when that happened or why, but that caused all that traffic to show up at the MBP. Now that I've removed the entry, that traffic no longer apppears. I'm just glad to confirm that my MBP isn't infected. :)
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comment Need help identifying the OSX process that's generating strange network traffic
Thanks :) I found port forwarding rules on my router, configured to forward <my_public_ip>:30149 to 192.168.2.5:30149. My MacBook happened to stick to 192.168.2.5 for the past few days, which's why I was seeing all that traffic only at the MBP. Anyway, I've reset my router configuration and disabled UPnP, just to be safe. Thanks for the solution. :)
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comment Need help identifying the OSX process that's generating strange network traffic
So, it looks like there may not be a process that's causing this traffic after all. Haven't quite confirmed that yet, but most of the traffic looks inbound. Thanks for the script though. :)
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revised Need help identifying the OSX process that's generating strange network traffic
Screenshots, corrections to the sequence of steps
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comment Need help identifying the OSX process that's generating strange network traffic
Thanks for the suggestion. :) I'll try that out tonight.
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comment Need help identifying the OSX process that's generating strange network traffic
I was hoping to identify the malware that's causing the issue before having to reinstall. But yeah, if I don't get something soon, I'll just wipe my HD and start afresh..
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revised Need help identifying the OSX process that's generating strange network traffic
updated the port number to 30149 from 30419
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