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Installer trying to connect to the internet?
« on: June 16, 2014, 12:45:04 pm »

For the last few versions, it seems that the installer is trying to connect to the internet.
As it's happening from a temporary directory, my firewall sees these as unique applications each time it runs, so it's filling up the blocked applications list every time I update.
 
Is there a reason for this change?
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Re: Installer trying to connect to the internet?
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2014, 12:47:48 pm »

Did you change the firewall?
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Re: Installer trying to connect to the internet?
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2014, 12:48:10 pm »

What URL is it requesting?
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Re: Installer trying to connect to the internet?
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2014, 12:56:18 pm »

I don't know what it was requesting, just that it's trying to connect to 216.14.187.162
I use Windows 8 Firewall Control, which is just an add-on for the built in Windows Firewall that blocks access by default, and displays a permissions window whenever an application tries to make a connection.
 
Because the installer is different every time, it sees it as a new application trying to open a connection.
It's not causing any problems per-se, it's just an annoyance, and it only started happening a few versions back.
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Re: Installer trying to connect to the internet?
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2014, 01:01:16 pm »

This is quite unexpected.  I just ran Fiddler, which is a tool to show connections, and there were no connections when doing an install.  You could install Fiddler (fiddlertool.com) and report what URL is being requested.
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Re: Installer trying to connect to the internet?
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2014, 01:08:37 pm »

ARIN records say that IP is owned by JR
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Re: Installer trying to connect to the internet?
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2014, 01:30:48 pm »

ARIN records say that IP is owned by JR
Yes, it's nothing to be concerned about, it's just that it only started happening in the last few builds and I wondered if there was a reason for it.
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Re: Installer trying to connect to the internet?
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2014, 01:33:44 pm »

I wondered if there was a reason for it.

Please install Fiddler and post your results.
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Re: Installer trying to connect to the internet?
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2014, 02:26:26 pm »

Please install Fiddler and post your results.
Strange - it isn't reporting anything for the Media Center installer.
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Re: Installer trying to connect to the internet?
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2014, 11:14:07 am »

Just a gentle bump.  I'd like to get to the bottom of this one.
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Re: Installer trying to connect to the internet?
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2014, 01:36:14 pm »

I updated to the latest version today and nothing popped up in the firewall.
So if Fiddler didn't see anything, and it's not supposed to be making a connection, I have to assume it was an error in Win8FirewallControl. ?
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