Thank you for looking into this.
A whois 188.8.131.52
on my system results in:
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% Whois data copyright terms http://www.apnic.net/db/dbcopyright.html
% Information related to '184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11'
inetnum: 18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124
descr: Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company
status: ALLOCATED PORTABLE
remarks: This object can only be updated by APNIC hostmasters.
remarks: To update this object, please contact APNIC
remarks: hostmasters and include your organisation's account
remarks: name in the subject line.
changed: email@example.com 20050401
changed: firstname.lastname@example.org 20050412
changed: email@example.com 20150602
After a search for IPG
around the net, it appears that IPG stands for Interpublic Group
, with a website located at https://www.mbww.com/
. From the site, it appears that IPG is some sort of advertising/analytics company:
A proven entity in helping clients maximize business results through integrated, intelligence-driven marketing strategies, IPG Mediabrands is committed to driving automated buying, pay-for-performance and digital innovation solutions through its network of media agencies including UM, Initiative, BPN, Orion Holdings, and ID Media. Its roster of specialty service agencies including MAGNA GLOBAL, Ansible, Cadreon, Reprise, Mediabrands Audience Platform, Mediabrands Publishing, IPG Media Lab, Ensemble, and Identity offer technologies and industry moving partnerships that are recognized for delivering unprecedented bottom line results for clients.
So it looks like my ISP (PLDT) is somewhat trying to shove some advertising, or worse tracking, crap into some of my http connections. Thankfully NS prevented this from happening.
With this behavior, I can appreciate and am more convinced about the the call to deperecate non-secure http , or at least have all sites run https using a free, open certificate authority , if commercial certificate authorities are beyond their means. The surprising thing about this is that after a couple of hours, I no longer get connections being made to said IP address.@barbaz
Could you look into my account, braveheartleo? When I tried to log-in my account, I'm greeted with a "The specified username is currently inactive. If you have problems activating your account, please contact a board administrator." I wonder why my username became inactive. Is it because I haven't log-in after a while?