What servers does Pale Moon contact?

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What servers does Pale Moon contact?

Post by Moonchild » 2012-04-03, 09:06

What servers does Pale Moon contact?

Pale Moon, by default, contacts a few different servers in addition to what you are surfing to.

Security-aware (or obsessively paranoid) people may have noticed this, so here is a round-up of what Pale Moon occasionally contacts in the background for its various purposes:
  • aus.palemoon.org to check for updates to the browser
  • blocklist.palemoon.org to check for updates to its extension/plug-in/driver block list
  • addons.palemoon.org to check for updates to extensions
  • pmsync.palemoon.org if you use Pale Moon Sync with the default server (optional)
  • dua.palemoon.org for high priority site-specific user-agent override updates
  • detectportal.palemoon.org to check for captive portals/restricted internet access (optional)
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