Why does WWW.EXE poll IP address 18.104.22.168?
The IP address 22.214.171.124 is the address of Gordano’s Tips Server. This server will provide tips on how to use Gordano’s products (and also some general knowledge questions). Selecting the Tip takes you to a page in online FAQ giving more details about the Tip or the answer to the question.
The WWW server will check to make sure that it can connect to Gordano’s Tip Server every 30 minutes. This is done so that if there is no route to the Tip Server (e.g. you are using a dial-up connection, etc.) the reference to an external Tip can be replaced by one from the local server.
If you wish to stop the Tips being displayed, see Knowledge Base entry Q0367.
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