[clug] Dialing Home

Owen Cook owen.cook at gmx.com
Sun Aug 16 03:23:46 UTC 2015

> Sent: Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 1:04 PM
> From: "Scott Ferguson" <scott.ferguson.clug at gmail.com>

> Note: I've found privoxy phoning home in the past. An entry in
> /etc/hosts stops that.
> lsof | tail -n +2 | awk '{print $1 " " $2}'


I have a WD network drive and found it was "dialing Home" ( chewing up about 400Kbytes/hour. 

Can I really put something in /etc/hosts that will stop that?

Thought an iptables drop would sort that out but the limited debian distro in the network drive doesnt have iptables.

Thought a configuration change to my DLink router would fix it also, but the router seems to accept web addresses only.



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