LinuxQuestions.org
Visit the LQ Articles and Editorials section
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices



Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 07-16-2008, 09:00 AM   #1
mrfixit1951
Member
 
Registered: May 2005
Location: Ladysmith, WI USA
Distribution: FC14
Posts: 40

Rep: Reputation: 15
Is there any software for FC8 to show what is being downloaded?


I'm running FC8, using dial-up with kppp.
Recently I've noticed that while surfing the web, I'll get an error message telling me that the connection has timed out.
When I open kppp "details" I find that something is being downloaded.
I have the automatic updates for ALL programs turned OFF.
Is there a peice of software out there that will allow me to see what is being downloaded, and from where?
Usually what is being downloaded is a very large (>5MB) file.
Thanks
 
Old 07-16-2008, 11:15 AM   #2
kilgoretrout
Senior Member
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Posts: 2,334

Rep: Reputation: 144Reputation: 144
If you are using firefox, try disabling IPV6. To do so, type:

about:config

in the address bar and hit Enter. That will bring up the advanced configuration screen. In the Filter field, type:

network.dns.disableIPv6

which will bring you to the appropriate entry. Right click on this entry and select "Toggle" from the drop down menu to toogle the value from default "false" to "true".

DNS problems with IPV6 are quite common and the usual symptoms are excessive timeouts or lengthy times to resolve and download links. While IPV4 is being slowly phased out because we are running out of IP addresses, it will probably be another 10 years before IPV6 is widely adopted and all the equipment is changed over to IPV6. You lose nothing at this point by disabling IPV6 since it is backward compatible with IPV4 and almost everyone is still using IPV4.

If disabling IPV6 in firefox cures your problem, then you can be sure that IPV6 was the source of your problem.
 
Old 07-16-2008, 11:23 AM   #3
jomen
Senior Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: Leipzig/Germany
Distribution: Arch
Posts: 1,687

Rep: Reputation: 54
tcpdump -i ppp0 ip dst host <your_ip_address> -s 0 -A
could be used - it will tell you what exactly comes down the line - you can also write to a file and analyze it later
 
Old 07-16-2008, 01:18 PM   #4
resetreset
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2008
Location: India
Distribution: Dynebolic, Ubuntu 10.10
Posts: 1,320

Rep: Reputation: 62
netstat should, but i've forgotten the options. please report whether it worked for you.
 
Old 07-16-2008, 02:11 PM   #5
lazlow
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jan 2006
Posts: 4,362

Rep: Reputation: 172Reputation: 172
Just to double check, you have yum-updatsd shut off under services?
 
Old 07-23-2008, 01:31 PM   #6
mrfixit1951
Member
 
Registered: May 2005
Location: Ladysmith, WI USA
Distribution: FC14
Posts: 40

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by kilgoretrout View Post
If you are using firefox, try disabling IPV6. To do so, type:

about:config

in the address bar and hit Enter. That will bring up the advanced configuration screen. In the Filter field, type:

network.dns.disableIPv6

which will bring you to the appropriate entry. Right click on this entry and select "Toggle" from the drop down menu to toogle the value from default "false" to "true".

DNS problems with IPV6 are quite common and the usual symptoms are excessive timeouts or lengthy times to resolve and download links. While IPV4 is being slowly phased out because we are running out of IP addresses, it will probably be another 10 years before IPV6 is widely adopted and all the equipment is changed over to IPV6. You lose nothing at this point by disabling IPV6 since it is backward compatible with IPV4 and almost everyone is still using IPV4.

If disabling IPV6 in firefox cures your problem, then you can be sure that IPV6 was the source of your problem.
kilgoretrout,
That didn't work.
 
Old 07-23-2008, 01:34 PM   #7
mrfixit1951
Member
 
Registered: May 2005
Location: Ladysmith, WI USA
Distribution: FC14
Posts: 40

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by lazlow View Post
Just to double check, you have yum-updatsd shut off under services?
lazlow,
That may have been it!
I went in and unchecked it.
Now, to wait and see the results.
Thanks
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
i downloaded a [B][SIZE="4"].iso[/SIZE][/B] how can i run it from the hard in FC8 Muhammed Linux - Software 1 07-04-2008 09:08 PM
trying to get the software updater to work in fc8 dot_74 Linux - Newbie 2 03-06-2008 04:12 PM
how to open downloaded software? barkly54 Linux - Newbie 4 12-03-2007 04:28 PM
I can't install downloaded software! Adrienne_G Linux - Software 6 03-23-2002 02:30 AM
Installing downloaded software.... -SinCity- Linux - General 1 01-23-2001 03:34 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:15 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration