Vivaldi is connecting to a google home device.



  • Hi,

    I found a following TCP session in my Arch linux PC.
    It looks vivaldi is connecting to 192.168.0.8 (google home mini).

    $ ss -p | grep vivaldi
    tcp ESTAB 0 0 192.168.0.15:47326 192.168.0.8:8009 users:(("vivaldi-bin",pid=21180,fd=191))

    vivaldi was installed from Arch Aur and version is 1.14.1077.60.
    I disabled all the extensions and restarted, but it appeared.

    Have you ever seen this kind of thing?


  • Moderator

    @riazor That's a home network address. Do you use chromecast?


  • Moderator

    Vivaldi sended out a packet to check for ChromeCast devices. You have one in your network and this is connected.



  • Thanks for your reply.
    I don't have chromecast device and I'm sure it is google home mini as I confirmed its MAC address at google home app.
    Also vivaldi sends packets repeatedly(every 5sec), not one time.

    $ tcpdump dst port 8009
    20:46:19.680406 IP riazor.46148 > 192.168.0.8.8009: Flags [.], ack 118, win 359, options [nop,nop,TS val 3971088249 ecr 6464990], length 0
    20:46:24.681722 IP riazor.46148 > 192.168.0.8.8009: Flags [P.], seq 115:230, ack 118, win 359, options [nop,nop,TS val 3971093250 ecr 6464990], length 115
    20:46:24.683729 IP riazor.46148 > 192.168.0.8.8009: Flags [.], ack 235, win 359, options [nop,nop,TS val 3971093252 ecr 6465490], length 0
    20:46:29.684861 IP riazor.46148 > 192.168.0.8.8009: Flags [P.], seq 230:345, ack 235, win 359, options [nop,nop,TS val 3971098253 ecr 6465490], length 115

    $ curl https://192.168.0.8:8009/ --insecure
    curl: (52) Empty reply from server

    Do you have any idea about what vivaldi is doing?


  • Moderator

    Close all tabs
    Start Vivaldi in shell with
    vivaldi --url chrome://net-internals/
    You will see all connections going on
    You may check which connects to your local LAN devices


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