Description of the issue:
I was testing what connections Brave makes during startup on Linux with mitmproxy and I noticed it makes connections to random domains that don’t exist. The URLs don’t even end with a TLD like .com. The URL changes each time.
What are these connections for and is there a way to disable them?
Steps to Reproduce:
Start mitmproxy by running
mitmproxy -p (portnumber). Replace (portnumber) with the port number you want to use e.g. 3128
Start Brave and make it use the proxy by running
Observe the connections in mitmproxy
It tries to make connections to random URLs but fails (because they don’t exist).
It doesn’t make those connections.
Reproduces how often:
Every time I start Brave,
Operating System and Brave Version:
OS - Arch Linux
Brave - Version 0.62.51 Chromium: 73.0.3683.103 (Official Build) unknown (64-bit)
I got Brave from the AUR but I manually verified the PKGBUILD and it was fine so that shouldn’t be the problem.