What does these IP "188.8.131.52" to do with IRC. Every time i open IRC i get port scans and crap from this IP.
hmm...for starters, which network does ur MIRC currently connect to during startup? i'm gonna speculate that the ip belongs to that network.
u dun really have to worry much bout it, it's just some security measures employed by the admin to protect their network, a lot of networks do that. when u are connecting to this specific network, the last few lines of the window status will usually warn u that the network will scan ur ports for vulnerabilities.to find out the ip of the network u connect to, type in the command in the status window
/dns the name of the network
for example, if i wanna know the ip of this network, i'll type...
i assume u knew u got port scans because u've got a firewall installed, right? at least u can relax, the network knows ur comp can defend itself against its port scan test.
ps:but if what i'm speculating is wrong (the ip u found using the command above doesn't match with the ip that's scanning ur port)....plz tell us more , it might be something else....
Please be kind to the noobs...we were once them after all