I ran Wireshark on my PC and found that my chrome browser was sending LOTS of Keep-alive packets even when there are no sites loaded in the browser, and even when there are no extensions installed!! I don't recognize the IPs that Chrome is trying to contact. Does anyone know what this is all about?
I have three PCs and two out of three exhibit this behavior of sending keep-alive packets. One does not. It's possible that this is due to wireshark settings??
I can post details of the OS, Chrome version and wireshark export for each if necessary but it would get pretty long. So, please let me know if there is any other info I should post that would help determine the cause of this.
This is embarassing. I can't seem to replicate the problem on either PCs right now! I saved my earlier wireshark logs as
.txt files so I'm running wireshark again to capture some
.pcap files and I'm not seeing the problem! I get pairs of random keep-alive packets as opposed to 35+ in a row as previously. See http://cloudshark.org/captures/12d73929a99f for what I can log at time of this edited posting.
Earlier text output can be seen at http://pastebin.com/69JSMF7K
Would there be any specific reason that these keep-alive packets happen more often during certain times of the day?