NSA325 making strange DNS requests to akas.imdb.com during bootup, why?

crunchie
crunchie Posts: 2  Freshman Member
edited January 2018 in Personal Cloud Storage
I don’t have media server or any special packages installed but I noticed in my pi-hole DNS logs that my NSA 325 made a large quantity  (2481) of requests to akas.imdb.com after its most recent reboot.

I can see in the DNS logs it requested the following in this order at bootup.

API.flckr.com ( this service is also disabled)
api-my cloud.zyxel.com
downloads.zyxel.nas-central.org
ftp2.zyxel.com
downloads.zyxel.nas-central.org Again
time.stdtime.gov.tw
Then the 2481 requests to akas.imdb.com .


There is nothing in the Zyxel logs to indicate what it is doing.
Any ideas how I can find out what is making the requests and why?

my guess is it’s the Broadcatching feature. But I do not have the download service enabled,I have never used it  nor do I have anything in the list.


#NAS_December












Accepted Solution

  • Mijzelf
    Mijzelf Posts: 1,630  Guru Member
    edited December 2017 Accepted Answer
    It's caused by some python script:
    <div>[email protected]:/ram_bin$ grep -r akas.imdb.com * | uniq
    <span style="background-color: transparent; color: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-family: Lato, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">grep: lib/modules/2.6.31.8/source: No such file or directory
    </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-family: Lato, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">grep: lib/modules/2.6.31.8/build: No such file or directory
    </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-family: Lato, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">grep: lost+found: Permission denied
    </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-family: Lato, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/imdb/parser/http/movieParser.pyc:IMDb pages on the akas.imdb.com server about a movie.
    </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-family: Lato, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/imdb/parser/http/movieParser.pyc:&nbsp; &nbsp; combined details:&nbsp; &nbsp;http://akas.imdb.com/title/tt0094226/combined
    </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-family: Lato, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/imdb/parser/http/movieParser.pyc:&nbsp; &nbsp; plot summary:&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;http://akas.imdb.com/title/tt0094226/plotsummary
    </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-family: Lato, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/imdb/parser/http/movieParser.pyc:&nbsp; &nbsp; the akas.imdb.com server.&nbsp; The final result will be a
    </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-family: Lato, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/imdb/parser/http/searchMovieParser.pyc:&nbsp; &nbsp; http://akas.imdb.com/find?q=the+passion&tt=on&mx=20
    </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-family: Lato, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/imdb/parser/http/characterParser.pyc:the IMDb pages on the akas.imdb.com server about a character.
    </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-family: Lato, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/imdb/parser/http/characterParser.pyc:&nbsp; &nbsp; the akas.imdb.com server.&nbsp; The final result will be a
    </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-family: Lato, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/imdb/parser/http/personParser.pyc:the IMDb pages on the akas.imdb.com server about a person.
    </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-family: Lato, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/imdb/parser/http/personParser.pyc:&nbsp; &nbsp; categorized:&nbsp; &nbsp; http://akas.imdb.com/name/nm0000154/maindetails
    </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-family: Lato, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/imdb/parser/http/personParser.pyc:&nbsp; &nbsp; biography:&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; http://akas.imdb.com/name/nm0000154/bio
    </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-family: Lato, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/imdb/parser/http/personParser.pyc:&nbsp; &nbsp; the akas.imdb.com server.&nbsp; The final result will be a
    </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-family: Lato, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/imdb/parser/http/searchCharacterParser.pyc:&nbsp; &nbsp; http://akas.imdb.com/find?s=ch;mx=20;q=Jesse+James
    </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-family: Lato, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/imdb/parser/http/topBottomParser.pyc:&nbsp; &nbsp; http://akas.imdb.com/chart/top
    </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-family: Lato, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/imdb/parser/http/topBottomParser.pyc:&nbsp; &nbsp; http://akas.imdb.com/chart/bottom
    </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-family: Lato, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/imdb/parser/http/topBottomParser.pyc:&nbsp; &nbsp; the akas.imdb.com server.&nbsp; The final result will be a
    </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-family: Lato, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/imdb/parser/http/companyParser.pyc:the IMDb pages on the akas.imdb.com server about a company.
    </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-family: Lato, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/imdb/parser/http/companyParser.pyc:&nbsp; &nbsp; main details:&nbsp; &nbsp;http://akas.imdb.com/company/co0071509/
    </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-family: Lato, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/imdb/parser/http/companyParser.pyc:&nbsp; &nbsp; the akas.imdb.com server.&nbsp; The final result will be a
    </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-family: Lato, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/imdb/parser/http/searchPersonParser.pyc:&nbsp; &nbsp; http://akas.imdb.com/find?q=Mel+Gibson&nm=on&mx=20
    </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-family: Lato, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/imdb/parser/http/searchCompanyParser.pyc:&nbsp; &nbsp; http://akas.imdb.com/find?s=co;mx=20;q=Columbia+Pictures
    </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-family: Lato, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/imdb/parser/http/searchKeywordParser.pyc:&nbsp; &nbsp; http://akas.imdb.com/find?s=kw;mx=20;q=alabama
    </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-family: Lato, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/imdb/Movie.pyc:http://akas.imdb.com/title/tt%su	</span>
    <span style="background-color: transparent; color: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-family: Lato, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">grep: usr/bin/env: No such file or directory
    </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-family: Lato, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">grep: usr/bin/tftp: No such file or directory
    </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-family: Lato, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/imdb/__init__.pyc:http://akas.imdb.com/s</span></div>
    On my 325 there are 2 python scripts normally running, cdsdaemon.pyc and fileye.pyc. In the comments of 'Disable unneeded daemons' in the Tweaks package, this is written about them:

    cdsdaemon.pyc: Python script. Has something to do with Twonky, but is ZyXEL specific. According to strings it is responsible for maintaining a database. On some boxes it keeps the disks awake, or wakes them up frequently, even if Twonky is disabled.
    fileye.pyc: Python script. Has something to do with various uploaders, flicker, ftp, google drive. Allocates lots of memory.


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  • crunchie
    crunchie Posts: 2  Freshman Member
    edited December 2017
    Thank you, what tweaks package are referring to please?

    Edit: nevemind, got it thanks! 
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