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internet is automatically connecting at 3am, why?

187 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Nov 18, 2005 7:10 PM by chairman rod RSS
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Nov 2, 2005 10:15 PM
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)
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    Nov 2, 2005 8:50 PM (in response to dvb)
    Are you saying that your built-in modem is dialing your ISP and connecting?
    How do you connect?
    Who is your ISP?
  • bonjour7 Calculating status...
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    Nov 18, 2005 5:09 PM (in response to dvb)
    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
    minimac, Mac OS X (10.4)
  • 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.
    powerbook G4, Mac OS X (10.4.3), ooh, Shiny !

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