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Re: [opensuse] switching Firefox to manual updates check
  • From: Wolfgang Rosenauer <wolfgang@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 06 Jan 2007 10:36:07 +0100
  • Message-id: <459F6D87.1040705@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Carl Hartung wrote:

> I've migrated to 10.2 which includes Firefox 2 by default.
>
> netstat showed Firefox contacting mozilla.org and google.com at each launch
> and seeming to stay connected for awhile. (i.e. not obviously transient)
>
> I drilled down into 'Edit -> Preferences...' to see if I could disable this
> activity because I prefer to check for updates manually.
>
> The checkbox for 'Firefox' was already empty but 'Installed Add-ons'
> and 'Search Engines' were each checked. I unchecked them, closed Firefox and
> relaunched it. The results from 'netstat -nutap':
>
> tcp 0 0 192.168.1.47:23278 63.245.209.21:80
> ESTABLISHED 30940/firefox-bin
> tcp 0 0 192.168.1.47:23279 63.245.209.21:80
> ESTABLISHED 30940/firefox-bin
>
> When I returned to the relevant menu, the 'Firefox' updates setting was
> *missing*... leaving only the unchecked (by me) 'Installed Add-ons'
> and 'Search Engines'.

I've just tried it myself deactivated all update functionality, disabled
the start page and logged the network traffic for 30-40 seconds after
Firefox start.

What I see is a HTTP connect to en-US.fxfeeds.mozilla.com
[63.245.209.21]. This matches your observations in the above case and
this happens because of the default livebookmark "Latest Headlines"
which is included by default. If you have that in your bookmarks it'll
load the recent news from the mozilla.com server.

Wolfgang
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