Query about monitoring unknown Internet traffic

silver.bullet at zoho.com silver.bullet at zoho.com
Mon Oct 19 09:28:52 UTC 2015

On Mon, 19 Oct 2015 12:31:44 +0800, Bret Busby wrote:
>On 19/10/2015, silver.bullet at zoho.com <silver.bullet at zoho.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, 19 Oct 2015 02:26:05 +0800, Bret Busby wrote:  
>>>As a number of the applications, such as rekonq and Arora, and, I
>>>think, Midori, do not provide for saving and restoring sessions, I
>>>have to progressively (in the web browsers that do provide it) save
>>>bookmarks sets for each window of tabs, and, in the web browsers that
>>>do not allow that, to progressively bookmark each open tab), and I
>>>expect that will take about a week or so, maybe a month.  
>> Doesn't that explain the traffic? 
>If I am consciously downloading a file or a new web page, then, it
>would be reasonable to explain that as accounting for web traffic,
>while the solicited download is occurring.
>If I have not consciously sought to institute a download, then I say
>that it does not accopunt for unsolicited web traffic.

Only you know what websites are opened ;).

However, a few bytes popcon, a few bytes re-synchronizing the package
index, a few bytes phone home by an app, a few bytes re-loading an
advertisement, a few bytes analytics tracker, a few bytes here and
there and there's a lot of traffic.

You definitively have all auto-updates disabled?
All applications that allow to disable "phone home" by the preferences
have this option disabled?
No web browser shares information e.g. about web site security?
No weather applet updates weather information?
Non of the opened websites comes with a tracker or script?
Non of the opened websites include advertisements?
No MUA automatically retrieves mails, sometimes perhaps with e.g. large
screenshot attachments?


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