While troubleshooting a network issue using the free and open source (FOSS) network analyzer Wireshark, I noticed connections to IP addresses that I thought might be associated with adware sites. The connections were occurring from a Microsoft Windows 10 system. I suspected that the connections were occuring via a browser tab that was open to a website within the K-Meleon web browser, but I wanted to confirm that was the case and then, if it was, to attempt to identify the particular tab open in the browser and the web page that was responsible for the traffic, since there were several tabs open in the browser. There were also other browsers open on the system with multiple windows and tabs, so I might also need to check the tabs open in those browsers.
To see all of the connections to websites on the
HTTP port, which is the
well-known port 80, I can
open a command prompt window and
use the netstat
netstat -an and then
pipe its output into the
command, looking for ":80". The
-a option shows all connections
-n option converts
and application layer protocols, such as HTTP, to numeric form.
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