Opal Telecomms

  Newuser964 11:27 30 Jun 2006
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My firewall reports that Opal Telecomms, a branch of Carphone Warehouse, is trying to access my computer by UDP. I have not received any upfront emails from them.

Anyone advise me as to what this is likely to be about please?

  johnnyrocker 11:57 30 Jun 2006

who is your isp?


johnny.

  Newuser964 12:03 30 Jun 2006

Johnny - it is TalkTalk, which is of course in the Carphone Warehouse group

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  GANDALF <|:-)> 12:08 30 Jun 2006

You computer will b scanned all the time by all sorts on the Net esspecially your ISP. It does this to ensure that your line is still live and is called 'handshaking'. Firewall reports are a waste of space and it is better if you turn off the alerts and don't bother reading the reports as all they will show you are servers handshaking your line. All of this is perfectly normal.

G

  silverous 12:08 30 Jun 2006

:)

  Newuser964 16:12 30 Jun 2006

Gandalf and Silverous: thanks for postings, will take it that's what it's all about

Cheers

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