[clug] browser connection question

Owen Cook owen.cook at gmx.com
Sun Aug 16 02:50:41 UTC 2015

> Sent: Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 12:05 PM
> From: "Eyal Lebedinsky" <eyal at eyal.emu.id.au>
> To: "list CLUG" <linux at lists.samba.org>
> Subject: [clug] browser connection question
> First, I apologise for interrupting the less technical discussions going on...
> I start firefox and have nothing open. I am observing the activity on my privoxy log.
> I connect to DuckDuckGo and see that connection in the log.
> Without any query I close the window, then even clear cookies and the cache.
> About 3 minutes later I see a connection
> 	"CONNECT duckduckgo.com:443 HTTP/1.1" 200 257620
> The log shows activity without delay and the messages are timestamped anyway.
> What is causing this? I expected the closed tab to be done with this site.
> <OT> As an aside, I see a connection to www.eff.org:443 every 5 minutes. And I thought
> I disabled all those pesky features. Sad to see Mozilla diverging so far from the
> original manifesto of openness and treating the user as in charge.</OT>

Browsers seem to set up all sorts of connections.  Try

# netstat -tpe

Chrome seems to be pretty aggressive, I am using QupZilla at the moment and it still makes heaps of connections, but not as bad as Chrome (or Firefox)


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