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Old March 12th, 2014
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Default Suspicious GTKG instances

Originally Posted by Lord of the Rings View Post
This host in question connects & browses at same time or simply only to browse. I did have this particular host banned & even on the hostiles for a short period of time. Since it is a 24/7 host, it seemed like a valuable UP on one hand. Yet on the other, it behaves like a suspicious BOT.
Are you talking about hosts that advertise port 59345 and which run gtk-gnutella/0.96.4?

They seem to be running in a cloud, with many such instances around the world in different geographic locations. They do not have a huge uptime, meaning they are restarted quite frequently.

I do not know whether they are hostile, or just monitoring, or whatever. However, one thing is certain: this version is outdated and is harmful to the network due to the presence of routing bugs that were fixed much later.

Automatic browsing after connection suggests that the version was manually altered, since native GTKG does not have support for this auto-browse neighbors "feature"... To which purpose?
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