Russian isp connections in firewall log

Windows, 2.12.18

Just installed Joplin for the first time, synchronization is turned off, find weird connections in firewall to russian isp
Googled, it says something about geolocation, so i checked geolocation providers in laurent22/joplin/blob/dev/packages/lib/geolocation-node.ts - and they are definitely not Rostelecom (russian isp)

Can somebody tell me what is this please?

We need to know what request exactly, but in general all is in Joplin Privacy Policy | Joplin

Possibility 1: Geolocation

It could still be — for me, requests to this service logged in Process Monitor show up as (a US server).

Similarly, running traceroute from servers in different countries using an online tool results in several different ip addresses:,,,,, and Running a DNS lookup locally results in

Entering any of these IP addresses into my browser's address bar redirects me to


To check whether and are actually the result of a geolocation lookup, you can try the following:

  1. With the geolocation setting on (it's on by default), create a new note and check to see whether a new connection to 92.50.230.x has been logged.
  2. Repeat step 1 a few times (is a request logged every time a new note is created?)
  3. Turn off geolocation in settings
  4. Repeat step 1 several times

Possibility 2: Images linked to notes

Depending on how you set Joplin up (and whether you imported notes), it's possible it's an image or other resource included in a note.

For example, including the following markdown in a note

![Joplin image](

results in


Thank you for all your suggestions and response, after some tests it seems to make connections to when downloading additional spell-check dictionaries, at least the english british and english-oxford one's

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Not every user can or wants to check all these connections. That is why I repeat something I have said a few times before. Joplin should offer an "semi-offline" mode (where connections to the sync-target are allowed, and ANY other connections are forbidden. On a Mac this can easily implemented with Little Snitch (™), but for any other device this needs to be implemented inside the app.

I believe we offer such a mode - you can manually disable all the internet-enabled features that you do not need and the app will still work, but without these features

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