Re: My firewall intercepts probes from ARPA

From: Stan Hilliard (usenetreplyUM_at_samplingplansNOTSPAM.com)
Date: 06/11/04


Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2004 09:10:37 -0500

On Fri, 11 Jun 2004 05:03:47 GMT, shopping.nowthor.com
<nospam@shopping.nowthor.com> wrote:

>On Thu, 10 Jun 2004 23:29:36 -0500, Stan Hilliard
><usenetreplyUM@samplingplansNOTSPAM.com> wrote:
>>
>>For months I have noticed that each time I dial up the internet my
>>ZoneAlarm firewall receives a probe or two from DNS=.in-addr.arpa.
>>Since ARPA (Advanced Research Projects Agency) is the name of the
>>original Internet, I have kept watch on these probes.
>>
>
>FYI:
>
>http://www.inetdaemon.com/tutorials/internet/dns/reverse.html
>

Thanks.

Followup question:
What would be the purpose of someone looking up the DNS of the
temporary IP of my dialup connection?