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Discussion in 'Network+' started by Thomas7918, Jul 1, 2013.

  1. Thomas7918

    Thomas7918 Bit Poster

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    It is unclear to me why a (Thunderbird mail connection) shows up in netstat as a (firefox) connection. Is this common for netstat to misidentify the program making the network connection or are two programs some how bound together.
     
  2. Josiahb

    Josiahb Gigabyte Poster

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    Firefox and Thunderbird are both made by Mozilla, very likely this is why netstat picks them up as the same thing.
     
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  3. Thomas7918

    Thomas7918 Bit Poster

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    Josiahb thanks for the reply.

    It is my understanding that netstat -b or netstat -p TCP -b will show the binary/ owner of the connection. I can clearly see mail ports being opened but netstat is showing firefox as the owner and not thunderbird.

    No real pressure I was just doing some lab, practice and thought I would inquire about results. Now it seems to me this would be a problem if one was having a real issue.
     

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