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I'm seeing alot of wag-service traffic in wireshark. What is it?

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Didn't get a fast enough answer on superuser? superuser.com/questions/80357/what-is-wag-service –  GalacticCowboy Dec 8 '09 at 13:11
Also seen on SO: stackoverflow.com/questions/1866861/… –  Laurent Etiemble Dec 8 '09 at 13:18

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Are you seeing this on the source or destination? If it's on the source don't be thrown off by a red herring. The source machine will pick an available port from the ephemeral port range and sometimes this is a port that's registered to another service. Wag is registered on port 2608 for TCP and UDP so it falls in the ephemeral port range used by Windows.

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According to the IANA (see http://www.iana.org/assignments/port-numbers), this service was registered by Gilles Bourquard from wag.ch.

Unfortunately, I don't speak Czech, so the website really doesn't help me, but it looks as if (among other things) they do some sort of CAD -> manufacturing thing. Any automated computer-controlled machinery in your building?

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ch is Switzerland and the web site is in German. They are a plastics manufacturer. Google translate is your friend. translate.google.com/… –  Dennis Williamson Dec 8 '09 at 13:58

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