Unknown entry in the connection status

Good morning everyone,

I have another rookie question about an entry in the connections list in the status of the Web UI

Just to make sure, that I understand this right:
Its a source from a private that has/had an connecntion with the broadcast IP of the IpFire with a downstream of 32byte?

  1. Is it correct as i “read” this information?
  2. Do you have any idea what this could be?

Thanks in advance!

Kind regards,


yes, you understand this right. Although there technically isn’t really a connection because it is unreplied and any replies will go directly to that host unseen from the firewall.

The port numbers don’t look familiar to me. But probably something announcing itself to the network. Like a printer? Some media sharing service? They should use multicasts instead, but the simpler the software/device the more likely they simply flood the network with this.


Hi Michael,

thanks a lot for your reply! :slight_smile:

Then I check the different clients in our network, to whom this IP belongs

Thanks again - also for the great work of the whole IPFire team!

Kind regards,