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resetreset 10-13-2012 05:56 AM

How to stop Linux accessing the internet
 
When I get into Linux, and when I am not doing anything net related, I see that the lights on my router are flashing, i.e. something is accessing the net. I checked my internet balance, and true, it's much less than expected!! This is DEVASTATING. This happened before as well, but I did a "top" and found the errant program and killed it with a kill -9. However this time that program doesn't show up in the list, the only thing relevant is a "ubuntuone-syncd", but killing that has no effect.
How can I find out with netstat what's responsible?
And how can I stop it from running at bootup?
Please help, I've been forced to go back to Windoze because of this.

I'm running Ubuntu 10.10 btw.

Thanks.

frankbell 10-13-2012 08:23 PM

That would be a daemon to sync Ubuntu One on your computer with your Ubuntu One account in that cloud thingee.

The simplest answer is to disconnect the ethernet cable or turn off the wireless and just turn it on when you want to use it.

Ask Ubuntu has some suggestions for software management of this process:

http://askubuntu.com/questions/12367...buntuone-syncd

ZackFair 10-16-2012 02:13 AM

Try
Code:

netstat -nap
to see what connections do you have atm and what applications are using them.

cascade9 10-16-2012 02:33 AM

Ubuntu 10.10 is end of life, out of support since april 2012. Get a newer version.

*edit- and if you get 12.04 or newer, be prepared to disable more than just "ubuntuone-syncd" if you want to minimise your internet useage....or you could just move to a different distro.

jefro 10-16-2012 03:11 PM

Wireshark should show you your data. Almost all nic's have normal chatter that your isp may be charging you for. It could be that you have some services also that are running, say one to see if you are updated.

resetreset 10-17-2012 02:37 AM

No I don't want to upgrade Ubuntu, I have it set up exactly the way I like, and I haven't yet throughly USED everything that comes with it, eg. OpenOffice - I want to get maximum mileage out of the 700 megs that I downloaded, and that's not counting the codecs I added later (to play MP3s etc.) Also, if I did upgrade, I wouldn't be able to install Flash Player since it's being discontinued, and I DON'T want to do that. Also, I hate the new interface.

jefro: and how do I hunt down and kill, for good, such services?

cascade9 10-17-2012 02:45 AM

You can have flash on 12.04 (and other current linux OSes for that matter), you dont have to use unity there are other desktops avaible, and using an out of support end of life OS is IMO irresponsible. It might not just bite you.

jefro 10-17-2012 02:45 PM

First you have to see what data is being transmitted I'd think.

JaseP 10-17-2012 06:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cascade9 (Post 4807897)
... using an out of support end of life OS is IMO irresponsible...

Actually, I run Ubuntu 10.10 on one of my machines as well,... A hardware issue prevents me from upgrading or switching distros,... Patches done on one distro fix things, but that distro breaks others, and the patches aren't easily applied to the other distros,... No good solutions,... So there are instances where running an outdated version is necessary. Lesser of two evils...

cascade9 10-18-2012 02:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JaseP (Post 4808549)
Actually, I run Ubuntu 10.10 on one of my machines as well,... A hardware issue prevents me from upgrading or switching distros,... Patches done on one distro fix things, but that distro breaks others, and the patches aren't easily applied to the other distros,... No good solutions,... So there are instances where running an outdated version is necessary. Lesser of two evils...

I really doubt that 10.10 is the 'last' OS that will run on your hardware, there should be something supported that does run.

replica9000 10-18-2012 12:10 PM

Seems like he's very limited on bandwidth. At that point I would try to order a disc from Ubuntu, or download a copy from a friends house that has more bandwidth. But he also hasn't specified his hardware, he really may be limited on that too. I myself have an old PC somewhere that kernels above 2.6.18 complain the CPU is too slow.


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