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While doing a casual packet capture I happened to notice an infrequent, yet constant stream of UDP packets. The packets in question contained the following:

Destination: eqzone-33.everquest.com
Destination-port: 20060

The packets seemed to also randomize the source port.

What's really creepy though is the ASCII in the Packet data which reads:

ExternalLogging

Anyone have any clue what this is coming from?

Also is this the right place for such a question?

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Random ports? That sounds bad (well usually, unless you are using a P2P program). Do you play EverQuest? –  Synetech Nov 19 '12 at 1:39
    
@syntech Nope. The plot thickens. :| –  randomPrime Nov 19 '12 at 1:40
    
You said that you noticed it while sniffing packets; what process was making the connection? Have you checked for auto-runs and running processes in the Task Manager yet? –  Synetech Nov 19 '12 at 1:42
    
If this is a windows box, you can use netstat -p udp -anb to figure out the process sending the udp packets. Cross reference with Tast Manager process tab, after you enabled PID in the view/columns options. –  Paul Nov 19 '12 at 2:46
    
@Synetech I just figured it out; It was a Planetside 2 client I had running in Wine (Wine Is Not Emulation); I guess this is some form of DRM –  randomPrime Nov 19 '12 at 2:52

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Actually it's the content server, to download the game, which it tries to reach (in vain currently, as there seems to be a problem). It retries in 10 seconds interval. Might additionally also be the lobby mechanism though.

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