I'm running Firestarter (a simple graphical front-end to iptables) on Ubuntu.
When I open Firefox (homepage is still the default http://start.ubuntu.com/9.10/) Firestarter shows the following two connections:
And after about 15 seconds of starting at my homepage two more appear:
Then after about 45 seconds the the first two terminate.
If anyone out there can give me an advanced verbose wordy highly technical explanation of why this all happens I would we very grateful. If you can explain this without using metaphors or analogies even better!
I've tested this several times. Sometimes the low level domains (the 'avacado' and 'iy-in-fxxx' parts in my example above) change but all else is generally the same. I've also noticed that other websites will often cause 6+ active connections to appear!
My guess is that the different parts of the webpage are coming from different servers, thus the various connections...
Thanks in advance!