6 Replies Latest reply: Nov 18, 2005 7:10 PM by chairman rod
dvb Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
since moving to tiger, i get up every morning to find internet connection active since approximately 3 am. how do i troubleshoot to find out what program is automatically connecting so i can turn this off?
  • Rick Van Vliet Level 5 Level 5 (6,385 points)
    Are you saying that your built-in modem is dialing your ISP and connecting?
    How do you connect?
    Who is your ISP?
  • dvb Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    I have an external DSL modem connecting to my ISP centurytel. i'm assuming there is some program or setting within tiger that is set to check for updates or something. my menu bar shows my connection is active, i click to open internet connect and it shows the elapsed time of the current connection as being 3 hours or so and counting. there must be some way to figure out what program is initiating the connection (i guarantee it's not me at 3am
    -db
  • dvb Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    i found the internet connect "connection log" which shows when i logged off and then the new connection starting at 3:15am:
    Thu Nov 17 21:25:59 2005 : remote IP address 10.112.112.112
    Fri Nov 18 03:15:00 2005 : Starting link
    Fri Nov 18 03:15:00 2005 : PPPoE connecting to service '' [access concentrator '']...
    Fri Nov 18 03:15:00 2005 : PPPoE connection established.
    Fri Nov 18 03:15:00 2005 : Connect: ppp0 <--> socket[34:16]
    Fri Nov 18 03:15:01 2005 : PAP authentication succeeded

    how can i discover what app is initiating this connection?
    -db
  • dvb Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    here's some more of the connection log. am i getting completely logged off?
    Thu Nov 17 21:25:57 2005 : Sent 81120 bytes, received 706929 bytes.
    Thu Nov 17 21:25:57 2005 : PPPoE disconnecting...
    Thu Nov 17 21:25:57 2005 : PPPoE disconnected
    Thu Nov 17 21:25:59 2005 : Using interface ppp0
    Thu Nov 17 21:25:59 2005 : local IP address 10.xxxxxxxxx
    Thu Nov 17 21:25:59 2005 : remote IP address 10.xxxxxxxxx
    Fri Nov 18 03:15:00 2005 : Starting link
    Fri Nov 18 03:15:00 2005 : PPPoE connecting to service '' [access concentrator '']...
    Fri Nov 18 03:15:00 2005 : PPPoE connection established.
    Fri Nov 18 03:15:00 2005 : Connect: ppp0 <--> socket[34:16]
    Fri Nov 18 03:15:01 2005 : PAP authentication succeeded
  • bonjour7 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi-where on your computer did you find your connection log? I have a similar problem--my new minimac hooked up at midnight last night without my knowledge and stayed on line for 40 minutes, doing something, I have no idea what. And it tried again at 9 am when I saw it trying to download something on its own without input from me. I squashed that quick. I am worried about some virus. I have a dialup connection and every 10 minutes or so the computer asks me if I want to stay connected, so I can't begin to fathom why it would stay busy for 40 minutes in the middle of the night without disconnecting. Maybe if I checked my connection log I might get some idea.
    Thanks



    here's some more of the connection log. am i getting
    completely logged off?
    Thu Nov 17 21:25:57 2005 : Sent 81120 bytes, received
    706929 bytes.
    Thu Nov 17 21:25:57 2005 : PPPoE disconnecting...
    Thu Nov 17 21:25:57 2005 : PPPoE disconnected
    Thu Nov 17 21:25:59 2005 : Using interface ppp0
    Thu Nov 17 21:25:59 2005 : local IP address
    10.xxxxxxxxx
    Thu Nov 17 21:25:59 2005 : remote IP address
    10.xxxxxxxxx
    Fri Nov 18 03:15:00 2005 : Starting link
    Fri Nov 18 03:15:00 2005 : PPPoE connecting to
    service '' [access concentrator '']...
    Fri Nov 18 03:15:00 2005 : PPPoE connection
    established.
    Fri Nov 18 03:15:00 2005 : Connect: ppp0 <-->
    socket[34:16]
    Fri Nov 18 03:15:01 2005 : PAP authentication
    succeeded
  • chairman rod Level 2 Level 2 (490 points)
    Hi-where on your computer did you find your
    connection log?


    use console. applications -> utilities -> console

    ppp log

    I have a similar problem--my new
    minimac hooked up at midnight last night without my
    knowledge and stayed on line for 40 minutes, doing
    something, I have no idea what.


    Check the settings in software update. It should also tell you the last time it connected.

    And it tried again
    at 9 am when I saw it trying to download something on
    its own without input from me. I squashed that quick.
    I am worried about some virus.


    I seriously doubt you have a virus.