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Serviio Backdoor or Calling Home?



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Post Tue May 25, 2021 9:57 am

Serviio Backdoor or Calling Home?

There are two unexplained lines in my netstat:

# netstat -n -p
Active Internet connections (w/o servers)
Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address           Foreign Address         State       PID/Program name
tcp        1      0      CLOSE_WAIT  1169/java
tcp       25      0      CLOSE_WAIT  1169/java

I've verified that process id 1169 (java) is my Serviio process. Why is Serviio contacting these addresses?

I've disabled external things like OpenSubtitles.org and Trakt.tv, so I don't understand why Serviio would be calling out to anywhere... is associated with:
checkip.org is associated with:


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Post Tue May 25, 2021 4:47 pm

Re: Serviio Backdoor or Calling Home?

I could see CheckIP for MediaBrowser determining it's public IP address. But Zip is the only person that can really answer that question.

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Post Fri Jun 04, 2021 3:07 pm

Re: Serviio Backdoor or Calling Home?

yep, these services check open ports and your public IP address. These are used for the data on Remote tab in the console and for the Alexa skill (for example). I think ServiiGo might also use these.

It's literally juast calling these APIs every few minutes to keep the data up-to-date.

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