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Offline RV

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Vera unit talking to things on the internet
« on: June 11, 2015, 11:33:38 pm »
I'm seeing my vera lite u5 connecting with "li466-186.members.linode.com"
My fire wall is set to not accept ANY traffic from outside without the connection first being initiated from the inside.
So the unit must have made the connection. I rebooted it and saw it make several connection to other locations but then disconnect from all of them except li466-186.members.linode.com
I have only 2 plugins installed. A Yamaha one and the Blue IRIS one.
linode.com is a hosting provider so my question is, does the unit keep a constant connection to vera or micasaverde or mios and is it hosted on Linode?

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Re: Vera unit talking to things on the internet
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2015, 07:12:37 pm »
I've blocked that address.
Now it's keeping a connect open to cms6.mios.com which I'm fine with.
So I wonder,  is li466-186.members.linode.com  is a proxy for mios?

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Re: Vera unit talking to things on the internet
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2015, 06:31:21 pm »
I wonder,  is li466-186.members.linode.com  is a proxy for mios?

There's no information common to either in the whois database, and the IP address ranges don't seem to be near each other.  Nor do the traceroutes go anywhere similar.  That would suggest no.

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Re: Vera unit talking to things on the internet
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2015, 06:50:08 pm »
This could be accessing an icon file for the UI of a plugin.
With plugins you have the option to put the icon files on Vera, but then they do not work if you are remote..
Or you can put the files out on some developer specified server .... But then the do not work if that server is down.

MCV defined icons are on Vera for local access and on their  relay servers for remote access. They will not let developers have their icons loaded on the relay servers.

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Re: Vera unit talking to things on the internet
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2015, 12:20:23 pm »
possible. it's trying to use tcp port 232

http://www.adminsub.net/tcp-udp-port-finder/232

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Re: Vera unit talking to things on the internet
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2015, 07:24:17 pm »
cms6.mios.com = 192.81.134.59 which depending on which DNS you use, also comes back as hosted by LINODE-US


NetRange:       192.81.128.0 - 192.81.135.255
CIDR:           192.81.128.0/21
NetName:        LINODE-US

so I guess that answers the question of why the vera was keeping a constant connection to "li466-186.members.linode.com"

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Re: Vera unit talking to things on the internet
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2015, 07:27:21 pm »
and by the way, it immediately reconnected to "li466-186.members.linode.com" when i removed the firewall rule blocking it.

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Re: Vera unit talking to things on the internet
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2015, 07:45:11 pm »
Your Vera keeps a connection open to Vera server so a remote connection can be forwarded to your Vera via this connection.

MCV has no way to connect or pass a connection to your Vera for remote access if your Vera does not open a connection to it's servers first.
Your router would block any attempt to access your Vera from the outside.