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Re: gnome-software is using up my internet data




On Thu, 15 Nov 2018 22:36:14 +0300
Reco <recoverym4n@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> 	Hi.
> 
> On Thu, Nov 15, 2018 at 01:27:39PM -0500, Celejar wrote:
> > On Thu, 15 Nov 2018 06:56:19 -0500
> > Anil Duggirala <anilduggirala@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > 
> > > Hello,
> > > Ive got 2 questions:
> > > 1. The process gnome-software is downloading up of 10 MB every time (or many times) I connect to the internet, this is killing my internet data quota.
> > > Can someone tell me how to disable this, what exactly is gnome-software doing (it does not seem to be searching for updates)?
> > > 
> > > 2. Is there a way to set a metered connection in debian so every time I connect using usb tethering the system knows not to use more data than completely necessary at the time?
> > > Or every time I use a particular connection it know not to use more data than necessary?
> > 
> > That would seem to be quite a tall order - network access is requested
> > by individual applications, so how would a system-wide framework have a
> > way to tell how important each individual application's network access
> > request is?
> 
> net_cls cgroup controller. QoS, traffic accounting, shaping, outbound
> connection control - you name it, it can be built on top of it.
> 
> 
> > There would have to be some framework under which each
> > network access request would have some sort of priority description
> > attached to it. I doubt such a thing exists.
> 
> It does exist, but it's unused currently (to my best knowledge).

Thanks much - live and learn!

> systemd may be controversial, but they got one thing right - per-service
> resource control. And that includes so-called 'user services' that GNOME
> programs start left and right and all other. 
> 
> So the framework is there. The problem is - they left the implementation
> of the policy of the user ☺

Would you mind explaining a bit further, or pointing me to something to
read about this?

> > An application firewall might be useful here, but I have no experience
> > with such them.
> 
> You're thinking of user traffic accounting.

I don't think I follow you here - isn't "user traffic accounting" per
user, not per specific application? And what's wrong with my reference
to application firewalls?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Application_firewall

> Reco

Celejar