What WAVE Services generate Web Traffic?
Public IP Address Fetching:
In order to maintain Internet connectivity, any WAVE Server behind a NAT needs to be assigned a Public IP address. WAVE' Server uses a web service to determine its own Public IP address. This happens approximately once every two minutes.
In order to synchronize System time effectively, any WAVE Server with an active Internet connection will reach out to the WAVE Time Server (a non-public, WAVE-hosted time server) to synchronize time. This happens approximately once every hour.
Anonymous Usage and Crash Statistics:
Systems that do not disable Anonymous Usage and Crash Statistics will report back to WAVE analytics servers once a month. This happens once per month.
Systems that are connected to WAVE Cloud will generate a significant amount of traffic, including:
- Keep-alive Messages (to sustain connectivity between the cloud and your system)
- Adding New Users or Modifying Existing Users
- User connections, streaming to remote clients (Desktop, Mobile, Web, Cloud), etc.
How do I block all unwanted outbound traffic on a WAVE System?
You should contact your IT Department or network administrator to help.
They can assist you to disable the connections to the Internet or create strict firewall policies to ban all the connection inbound and outbound.
In general, if you don't want WAVE to have any Internet traffic, you can suggest them that block all outbound traffic from the TCP Port (typically 7001) of your WAVE Servers, then you will have internal traffic only.(Intranet).