pia_openvpn_client incoming connection on port 49222

Occasionally little snitch will block an incoming UDP connection from the pia_openvpn_client executable on port 49222. What is the purpose of this connection?


  • Hey @Nylo

    IP works with source IP+port -> destination IP+port, so in order to talk to PIA you have to pick a source port — which the OS does automatically at random. When the server replies or sends data to the client, it comes back to that port.

    This sounds like it's just whatever port was automatically picked to communicate.

    I do not think this is anything to worry about :) 
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    Thanks! I figured
  • I've seen this Little Snitch blocking notification frequently too - I haven't noticed any bad effects from ignoring it, but is this something I should be allowing PIA incoming for?  If not, why is it trying to make these incoming connections all the time?
  • This is actually quite interesting, i have noticed it also. I wonder if THIS is the cause:  https://github.com/ValdikSS/openvpn-block-incoming-udp-plugin

    PS. Why does this forum require all kind of Google javascripting to sign up... terrible.

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