Are these types of errors normal?

[chan] bitmessage
Jun 10 01:00

sock.recv error. Closing receiveData thread (Peer(host='77.247.181.163', port=443), Thread ID: 140545401539856).104/[Errno 104] Connection reset by peer Could it be indicative of messages being lost in transit? Peter Surda Bitcoin Core Developer

BM-2cX62WCeFcUwzXWqxTBfaAzNy4j1y8yZVm
Jun 10 07:48

Why are you using my name? Peter Surda Bitmessage core developer

[chan] bitmessage
Jun 10 14:26

It's a poor joke, I am much appreciative of your efforts. We need to take this thing mobile.

BM-2cWt5S2rhpNqdnZnhAHPhSXxeMc58A7FVn
Jun 10 14:44

Do you have suggestions about the mobile version ? UI-wise (e.g. it should look like the version from XYZ, ...), features, ... Have also a look at: Android * 2015 https://github.com/JonathanCoe/bitseal https://www.reddit.com/r/bitmessage/comments/3zb2fz/how_can_i_implement_bitmessage_into_my_android_app/ android and ios version https://github.com/mailchuck/PyBitmessage/issues/45 https://bitmessage.org/wiki/Mobile_Protocol_specification (from 2014)

[chan] bitmessage
Jun 11 06:15

Wow, Peter, I didn't know you were the bitcoin dev.

[chan] bitmessage
Jun 11 07:40

Shared C++ base code, hooks via... something

[chan] bitmessage
Jun 12 08:45

I too am receiving regular errors like this: sock.recv error. Closing receiveData thread (Peer(host='93.115.95.204', port=443), Thread ID: 139966220036048).104/[Errno 104] Connection reset by peer While I understand that peers might drop off the network, this seems to be happening all too often.

[chan] bitmessage
Jun 13 03:10

"Connection reset by peer" is the TCP/IP equivalent of slamming the phone back on the hook. It's more polite than merely not replying, leaving one hanging. But it's not the FIN-ACK expected of the truly polite TCP/IP converseur. Notice that the port is 443 which is typically HTTPS or HTTP over SSL/TLS. Someone is possibly trying to utilize the bitmessage network as a botnet to carry out a DDoS by injecting web servers into known nodes.

[chan] bitmessage
Jun 13 05:55

Yes so it could be the case that messages are being lost in transit in a targeted attack

[chan] bitmessage
Jun 13 08:59

Perhaps do a little research first before letting your paranoia get the best of you. As I said before 443 is usually HTTPS so a simple visit with a web browser reveals a web server is indeed running at those IP address and serving requests on port 80 and 443. Additionally reading the web page served reveals both IP address are Tor exit nodes which is confirmed by their existence in https://check.torproject.org/exit-addresses

[chan] bitmessage
Jun 14 09:14

Just today they continue with fervour. ERROR - sock.recv error. Closing receiveData thread (Peer(host='85.248.227.164', port=9002), Thread ID: 139786545940496).104/[Errno 104] Connection reset by peer ERROR - sock.recv error. Closing receiveData thread (Peer(host='83.180.73.126', port=8444), Thread ID: 139786545940176).104/[Errno 104] Connection reset by peer ERROR - sock.recv error. Closing receiveData thread (Peer(host='66.87.153.48', port=8444), Thread ID: 139786541104848).104/[Errno 104] Connection reset by peer Why would HTTP/HTTPS servers running on ports 80/443 have anything to do with BitMessage running on 8444?

[chan] bitmessage
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