I installed SQL Server 2000 (full) on a Win 2000 server, and another (Developer Edition) on my Win XP workstation. Both are mostly empty (just a small new database).
The problem is the SQL Server on Win 2000 server "talks" on the internet at a rate of thousands of packets per hour, back and forth. And that's while being idle. I used Port Explorer and found an IP address 188.8.131.52 that my server connects to most often, like every 1-2 seconds. As soon as I turned SQL Server off and exit, the network activity ceased.
It has SP5, I checked it for viruses and trojans, nothing. At the same time, the dev copy on Win XP is completely silent.
What could be the problem ?