Are the recent hosts ip addresses that a device on my network has gone to?

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    Pixel Devon, U.K.Member, Moderator, Beta Tester Posts: 228
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    Hi @Lola yes that’s pretty much it, the hosts you list are those that have provided or are providing services to you (you’ve signed up for some services with each, sometimes unwittingly).The following (from wikipedia) is a good overview of hosts…

    ” A network host is a computer or other device connected to a computer network. A host may work as a server offering information resources, services, and applications to users or other hosts on the network. Hosts are assigned at least one network address.”

    The rest of the article may also be of use…

    “A computer participating in networks that use the Internet protocol suite may also be called an IP host. Specifically, computers participating in the Internet are called Internet hosts. Internet hosts and other IP hosts have one or more IP addresses assigned to their network interfaces. The addresses are configured either manually by an administrator, automatically at startup by means of the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), or by stateless address autoconfiguration methods.

    Network hosts that participate in applications that use the client–server model of computing, are classified as server or client systems. Network hosts may also function as nodes in peer-to-peer applications, in which all nodes share and consume resources in an equipotent manner.”