using Gnome as desktop for my Ubuntu machine, I configured several ssh (sftp) bookmarks. If I click on "Places"->"Bookmarks" I see some bookmarks for remote places. And if clicking one of them, a new mount appears and I can access the place with Nautilus.
Today I discovered, that
1) everytime I login into a Gnome session, there goes some network traffic to each server that is target to these bookmarks.
2) Reading the logfiles of some bookmarked servers, I found that at each time I login to my local Gnome, the remote servers get a successfull login, too.
3) And finally, if I run
just after logging into Gnome, I find a line like the following for each remote server:
clemens 9903 0.0 0.1 4860 2092 pts/0 Ss+ 19:43 0:00 -oForwardX11 no -oForwardAgent no -oClearAllForwardings yes -oProtocol 2 -oNoHostAuthenticationForLocalhost yes -l REMOVEDUSERNAME -s REMOVEDHOST sftp
mount shows no remote mountpoint.
Concluding alltogether, some program does utilize my bookmarks for a remote login each time I log in into Gnome. I don't want anything logging into remote servers without my knowledge. ;-)
Does anyone know, what happens here?
Thanks a lot,
P.S: I am quite sure that this behaviour started with upgrading to Hardy Heron. But this is no 100% statement...