I started to notice a disturbing trend in the last few weeks. When I power on my Fedora workstation in the morning I've been noticing connections being made to remote servers which I have no idea what these connections are.
I've preferred Linux over windows specifically because I don't like all the chatter Windows machines make (even when idle) since I have no way of knowing what data is being passed to and from my machine.
Can anyone tell me why Fedora 17 might be making connections to the servers below after I login but before I have opened any connections to anything. I see these connections after I login while the machine is idle and I haven't started actually using the machine.
I'm particularly disturbed about the ftp connections. FTP isn't used for anything but transferring files and that makes me quite paranoid.
Active Internet connections (w/o servers)
Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign Address State
tcp 0 0 LISAXPS410FEDORA:58308 mirror.lstn.net:ftp ESTABLISHED
tcp 0 0 LISAXPS410FEDORA:38648 fedora.mirrors.tds:http TIME_WAIT
tcp 0 0 LISAXPS410FEDORA:46673 ftp1.nacs.uci.edu:ftp ESTABLISHED
tcp 0 0 LISAXPS410FEDORA:49605 dl02.fedoraproject:http TIME_WAIT
tcp 0 0 LISAXPS410FEDORA:38113 fenchurch.gtlib.ga:http TIME_WAIT
tcp 0 0 LISAXPS410FEDORA:44056 mirror.CS.Princeton:ftp ESTABLISHED
tcp 0 0 LISAXPS410FEDORA:33957 fedora.mirror.cons:http TIME_WAIT
tcp 0 0 LISAXPS410FEDORA:33796 mirror.nexicom.net:ftp ESTABLISHED
tcp 0 0 LISAXPS410FEDORA:33117 mirror.itc.Virgini:http TIME_WAIT
tcp 0 0 LISAXPS410FEDORA:52504 hilbert.unl.edu:http TIME_WAIT
tcp 0 0 LISAXPS410FEDORA:50175 mirrors.solfo.com:http TIME_WAIT