How to find source and targhet of data transmissions

Bret Busby bret.busby at gmail.com
Sun Mar 3 09:31:55 UTC 2019


On 03/03/2019, Colin Law <clanlaw at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, 3 Mar 2019 at 06:48, Bret Busby <bret.busby at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> On 03/03/2019, Colin Law <clanlaw at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > On Sat, 2 Mar 2019 at 20:22, Bret Busby <bret.busby at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >> ...
>> >> It was set to perform daily checks for updates.
>> >>
>> >> Not to download or install.
>> >>
>> >> It had overriddren the settings.
>> >
>> > Do you mean it *was* set not to download or install but the settings
>> > had changed or it was still set like that but was downloading them
>> > anyway.
>> >
>> > Colin
>> >
>>
>>
>> The latter - the settings are still as they had been set; to daily
>> check for updates, and not more than that, and it was doownloading and
>> installing packages, anyway.
>
> Can you post a bit of the apt log for that period (when it was
> installing packages)?  That is in var/log/apt/history.log, or if the
> log has been rotated since it happened /var/log/apt/history.log.1.gz,
> or for older .2.gz etc.  You can look at the timestamps to find the
> right one.
>
> Colin
>
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"
:~$ less var/log/apt/history.log
var/log/apt/history.log: No such file or directory
"

"
:~$ ls var/log/apt
ls: cannot access 'var/log/apt': No such file or directory
"

The same results were also returned, running the commands via sudo


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Bret Busby
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