I noticed after upgrading to GlassWire 1.2.64b, that my Plex streaming, all local mind you, is being counted by GW.
This is all on my local network. Plex Server and Android phone are on same network. So it shouldn’t be using any external data, but it’s being logged as external data in GW. I am not sure if it’s actually being logged by my ISP, since they can’t tell me what data they are seeing go into the modem. But thought I would ask here to see if its a bug or issue.
As far as I can recall its using IPv4. I believe I unchecked the IPv6 on my NIC on my plex server. But it’s only after upgrading to this latest version that it’s been picking up Plex traffic. I do have a data cap with my ISP, and they do not appear to be counting the traffic.
Just was wondering why GW did since it messes up my calculations of legit traffic towards my data cap.
Hi Ken, I upgraded to 1.2.71 and it’s still show Plex as “external” and “local” but the host is the IP of my router with it’s internal IP.
I also verified that IPv6 is disabled on my Plex server.
SO maybe GW is just picking it up in the last few updates for some reason?
2000::/3 is for the general internet, so anything that starts with 2 or 3 is for the internet
and then we should maybe keep multicast in mind.
see that the format is 8 bit prefix (1111 1111 or ff for multicast), 4 bit for flags (not important here, ) and 4 bit for scope (1111 1110 or e for global/internet)
we need to keep ffXe::/16 in mind for that (X being the flag which does not matter)
so we need to keep an eye on these addresses