Gmail Suddenly Connects To 30 Ports On My Machine!

February 15, 2012

One personal machine I have is a 32 bit Windows XP Pro Machine. It still works fine.

With it, I open up Safari. One browser, and one window only. Check gmail. Logout.

Then, I open up a DOS/CMD window and run netstat.

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netstat -ab

TCP blue:1423 74.125.212.52:http ESTABLISHED 2684
[Safari.exe]

TCP blue:1393 mail.google.com:https TIME_WAIT 0
TCP blue:1394 accounts.l.google.com:https TIME_WAIT 0
TCP blue:1395 yyz06s05-in-f24.1e100.net:http TIME_WAIT 0
TCP blue:1396 accounts-cctld.l.google.com:https TIME_WAIT 0
TCP blue:1397 http://www.l.google.com:http TIME_WAIT 0
TCP blue:1398 http://www.l.google.com:http TIME_WAIT 0
TCP blue:1399 http://www.l.google.com:http TIME_WAIT 0
TCP blue:1400 iad04s01-in-f95.1e100.net:http TIME_WAIT 0
TCP blue:1401 yyz06s05-in-f27.1e100.net:http TIME_WAIT 0
TCP blue:1402 http://www.l.google.com:http TIME_WAIT 0
TCP blue:1403 iad04s01-in-f132.1e100.net:http TIME_WAIT 0
TCP blue:1404 iad04s01-in-f132.1e100.net:http TIME_WAIT 0
TCP blue:1405 iad04s01-in-f132.1e100.net:http TIME_WAIT 0
TCP blue:1406 http://www.l.google.com:http TIME_WAIT 0
TCP blue:1407 yyz06s07-in-f13.1e100.net:http TIME_WAIT 0
TCP blue:1408 yyz06s07-in-f13.1e100.net:http TIME_WAIT 0
TCP blue:1409 ssl.gstatic.com:http TIME_WAIT 0
TCP blue:1410 yyz06s07-in-f31.1e100.net:http TIME_WAIT 0
TCP blue:1411 yyz06s07-in-f31.1e100.net:http TIME_WAIT 0
TCP blue:1413 yyz06s07-in-f27.1e100.net:http TIME_WAIT 0
TCP blue:1414 yyz06s07-in-f27.1e100.net:http TIME_WAIT 0
TCP blue:1416 a205-200-78-78.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com:http TIME_WAIT 0
TCP blue:1417 video-stats.l.google.com:http TIME_WAIT 0
TCP blue:1418 video-stats.l.google.com:http TIME_WAIT 0
TCP blue:1419 yyz06s07-in-f9.1e100.net:http TIME_WAIT 0
TCP blue:1420 yyz06s07-in-f8.1e100.net:http TIME_WAIT 0
TCP blue:1421 www3.l.google.com:http TIME_WAIT 0
TCP blue:1424 yyz06s07-in-f9.1e100.net:http TIME_WAIT 0
TCP blue:1426 yyz06s05-in-f27.1e100.net:http TIME_WAIT 0
TCP blue:2869 .:54497 TIME_WAIT 0
TCP blue:6591 .:http TIME_WAIT 0
TCP blue:17987 .:http TIME_WAIT 0
TCP blue:23244 .:http TIME_WAIT 0
TCP blue:54473 .:http TIME_WAIT 0
TCP blue:echo blue:0 LISTENING 1296
[tcpsvcs.exe]

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Wow! Look at all the network connections. If you count “HTTP”, google created 30 HTTP connections!
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