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Old 07-21-2009, 11:40 AM   #1
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Does Fedora 8 download 28 GB of updates in a month !!!?


I have been using Fedora 8 and this month's telephone bill came as a shock since it said I had downloaded 28 GB for the month and the bill was huge ..

Please help .. Does Fedora 8 have a bug or something which can keep downloading so much stuff ? I had yum updates automatic ..
 
Old 07-21-2009, 12:38 PM   #2
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That definitely sounds excessive; back when I used F8 my total install was around 19GB, and that was loaded to the gills and 64 bit.

IIRC Fedora no longer supports 8 anyway.
 
Old 07-21-2009, 01:54 PM   #3
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And Fedora 8 has been unsupported for 6 months,

so there should be no more updates since January.
 
Old 07-21-2009, 03:07 PM   #4
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"so there should be no more updates since January."
unless you just installed it and re-did the repo files to point to the archives .Then a one time ONLY update from the cd install to the LAST update ( 6 months ago) would be installed.

Fedora 8 is UNSUPPORTED , and INSECURE please do your self and the REST OF THE NET a SECURITY favour and install a SUPPORTED distro like fedora 11 or CentOS 5.3
 
Old 07-21-2009, 05:04 PM   #5
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Your bill is likely to contain ALL Internet traffic, so in this case nothing indicates that those downloads are done by some Fedora 8 updating process - even more because there are no official updates lately. It seems rather that someone else is using that Internet spot for it's own purposes without your knowledge and you will have to pay the bill.

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Old 07-21-2009, 09:29 PM   #6
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Is the only Internet traffic you use automatic updates?

Likely someone has either been borrowing your bandwidth by either connecting to your unsecured ap, borrowed your net after cracking your keys or more likely someone in your house discovered hulu.com and pandora or some other streaming media services.
 
Old 07-21-2009, 11:07 PM   #7
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Which service are you using? Is your modem connected all the time? Is it possible to pin point to only F8? I have a BSNL connection. The bill contains only the size download and cannot mentioned which service/software downloaded. Its only a cumalative bill of traffic. Are there any torrents uploading/downloading?
 
Old 07-22-2009, 01:33 AM   #8
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yes i think either someone is leeching off my network .. or the BSNL billing is faulty !!! .. and I dont use any torrents etc .. and my modem is switched on all the time and so is my comp ..

@john, thanks for the tip, i will upgrade to f11 .. why i was hesitating was that my computer's hardware is not new or latest, so thought latest fedora will be slow or something ..

I will make a complaint with BSNL regarding this
 
Old 07-22-2009, 01:48 AM   #9
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my modem is switched on all the time and so is my comp
unless you need it to be on, switch it off. That'll stop people leaching if that's the issue (wireless).
If its a wired cxn could be some kind of bot or someone else in your house.
 
Old 07-22-2009, 03:06 AM   #10
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There is no point in a modem staying connected all the time. There is hardly 1 GB per month on lowest plan. ***Use Only When Required***. There is a chance that somebody is USING ur cxn. But BSNL also has faulty billings. You should check both.

You can use only the required services or lightweight window manager if you think your system is low configuration. Just a thought....
 
Old 07-23-2009, 11:25 AM   #11
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there is a problem with my yum updater .. it keeps on downloading and rewriting a 4 MB file over and over again !!! .. wtf ..
 
Old 07-23-2009, 12:08 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by koolkarthikeyan View Post
there is a problem with my yum updater .. it keeps on downloading and rewriting a 4 MB file over and over again !!! .. wtf ..
run:
Code:
yum clean headers
and:
Code:
yum clean metadata
and last:
Code:
yum clean dbcache
Try that and re-run yum. I echo the rest here and update to a supported version whenever you can.
 
Old 07-23-2009, 03:37 PM   #13
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with the DEAD and unsupported fedora 8 once you have rewrote the yum repo files to point to the ARCHIVES there is NO NEED TO KEEP YUM INSTALLED because there will NEVER BE ANY UPDATES TO IT EVER.

see this fedora help page on setting up yum to point to the ARCHIVES
"Repository configuration for older Fedora releases. "
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=221471
 
Old 07-24-2009, 02:47 AM   #14
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@john, thanks for the tip, i will upgrade to f11
When you do, be sure to install yum-presto very first thing. This will save you a lot of bandwidth on updates.

As root:

Code:
# yum install yum-presto
 
  


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