Yahoo Messenger and Telnet

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Hello,

I hope this is the correct forum to ask this question..

I was wondering if someone could explain something to me. While online
I normally monitor my TCP and UDP connections on TCPView. Today I
noticed something diiferent about how my Yahoo messenger connects to
the net. Anyhow, this is what I saw..

YahooMessenger.exe:3044    TCP    mycomputer:1046
sip24.voice.re2.yahoo.com:https    ESTABLISHED
YahooMessenger.exe:3044    TCP    mycomputer:1041
cs105.msg.sp1.yahoo.com:telnet    ESTABLISHED

Now as I recall, these two connections ~used~ to be https and http
connections. Where as now the second one is a TELNET connection rather
than an HTTP connection. I'm not sure if it's really anything to worry
about since it's connected to a Yahoo address.. I just found it kind
of strange.

Can anyone shed some light on this?

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