I'm hoping someone might be able to throw some light on something strange
my BE9.1 media server (on nw6.5sp3) started doing on Jan 4th. I hadn't
made any configuration changes to the server, but from that day, whenever
BE tries to access NDS, whether to back it up or just to open the node in
the Windows client, it tries to contact an external server on port 524.
The IP in question appears to be an advertising webserver in France. The
traffic is blocked by our BM server which is how it came to my attention.

Via a thread in the install forum I've established it isn't related to an
SLP misconfiguration. I was wondering whether anyone could explain what
exactly BE is doing when it tries to login to NDS to give me some idea of
where to look for the source of this.

Thanks in advance for any help.