Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2006 1:14 Post subject: Active IP's CONSTANTLY going up.
my active ip connections thing is CONSTANTLY going, it even went up to 4096 which is the max. when i watch it, it is CONSTANTLy rising and rising until it hits the max and my router's connection dies and has to reboot. ive tried downgradding, restoring factory defaults, virus checks, bringin in my friend's laptop with all my home pc's off and it still keeps going up and up. it is EXTREMELY frustrating that my internet keeps dying... can someone please help a little 15 year old out? :]
thanks a bunch
here is the log of my incoming and it is FILLEd with the same thing.. please help...
Well personally, when that issue happens on mynetwork at home, there is only one culprit. File Sharing apps. Specifically Shareaza in this case. My jackass room mate believes that downloading 47 files at a time is perfectly reasonable. I can change the IP, and it goes down, for like a minute or so. You could try using rflow to see exactly where all these connections are coming from/going to. Also maybe try changing the ip connection time outs to something lower. Also you may be able to change your ip address. ( If you are using DSL like me, a simple disconnect and reconnect from the status tab does the trick for me )
Now as far as my situation goes, so far what I have been able to do is limit bandwidth by port. Which does nothing for the connections situation. I just turned on the filtering in Access Restrictions panel. Which managed to knock it down to like 2700 or so connections.
So, figure out where those connections are coming from and you will have a good start.
???) Anyone else out there, Is there a way to limit ip connections on a port by port basis? _________________ Andrew Harmon
i have not downloaded anything with any p2p software, i have a forum that gives me DIRECT download links so it is not a torrent or kazaa or something.. regarding rkloost's idea about setting up "Only allow port 53 udp (DNS) port 80,443 tcp (http(s)). " how do i do this?
ALSO, i have it set at default settings so it is set at 512 .. i only made it 4096 to see if it keeps going up
what version of dd-wrt?
what router do you have?
in what rate does it increase?
how many users do you have?
i think most of your open connections are dead connections, maybe from a misconfigured host. try to see something on your workstation with netstat -n (in windows: start->execute->cmd and enter netstat -n)
what you can do is set the timeouts on 300 (or maybe 120), it should apply on dead connections only anyway.
it can't possiblly be a virus because even if i disconnect the internet from the router. the connections still keep going up... and i thought that you must have an internet connection or the connection would not be made???
ive ran about 10 different virus, and spyware scans with different programs all coming up with nothing.. =[ ALSO when i turn off my main pc's and bring a friend's laptop and connect to my router, the connections still go up, so can it be my router going wacko?