Network Activity After Update

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wildman
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Network Activity After Update

Postby wildman » 17 Nov 2014 19:39

After I did some updates today, the network monitor is showing constant activity when there should not be any. Here is the output from apt's history showing what was updated:

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Start-Date: 2014-11-17  11:19:32
Commandline: apt-get --assume-yes -o Dpkg::Options::=--force-confdef -o Dpkg::Options::=--force-confold --force-yes dist-upgrade
Install: linux-image-3.16.0-4-amd64:amd64 (3.16.7-2, automatic), libnuma1:amd64 (2.0.10~rc2-2, automatic), linux-headers-3.16.0-4-amd64:amd64 (3.16.7-2, automatic), linux-headers-3.16.0-4-common:amd64 (3.16.7-2, automatic), irqbalance:amd64 (1.0.6-3, automatic)
Upgrade: firefox:amd64 (33.1, 33.1.1), linux-image-amd64:amd64 (3.16+61, 3.16+63), linux-compiler-gcc-4.8-x86:amd64 (3.16.3-2, 3.16.7-2), firefox-solydxk-adjustments:amd64 (33.1, 33.1.1), linux-headers-amd64:amd64 (3.16+61, 3.16+63), linux-libc-dev:amd64 (3.16.3-2, 3.16.7-2), solydxk-usb-creator:amd64 (0.2.3, 0.2.5)
End-Date: 2014-11-17  11:21:27
Here is the output of nethogs:

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NetHogs version 0.8.0

  PID USER     PROGRAM                      DEV        SENT      RECEIVED       
1203  root     /sbin/mingetty tty4          eth0       0.506       0.410 KB/sec
?     root     unknown TCP                             0.000       0.000 KB/sec

  TOTAL                                                0.506       0.410 KB/sec
The odd part is that mingetty is not installed:

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$ apt policy mingetty
mingetty:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 1.08-2
  Version table:
     1.08-2 0
        500 http://debian.solydxk.com/production/ testing/main amd64 Packages
And even stranger, I get this:

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$ ps -p 1203
  PID TTY          TIME CMD
 1203 ?        00:00:15 vmware-ifconfig
Anybody know what is going on?
Wildman
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Re: Network Activity After Update

Postby kurotsugi » 17 Nov 2014 20:28

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lsof -P -i -n | cut -f 1 -d " "| uniq | tail -n +2
dpkg -l |grep vmware
we can start the investigation by these commands :3

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Re: Network Activity After Update

Postby wildman » 17 Nov 2014 21:18

kurotsugi wrote:

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lsof -P -i -n | cut -f 1 -d " "| uniq | tail -n +2
dpkg -l |grep vmware
we can start the investigation by these commands :3
Ok.

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$ lsof -P -i -n | cut -f 1 -d " "| uniq | tail -n +2
dropbox
and:

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$ dpkg -l | grep vmware
ii  xserver-xorg-video-vmware              1:13.0.2-3+b1                     amd64        X.Org X server -- VMware display driver
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Re: Network Activity After Update

Postby kurotsugi » 17 Nov 2014 22:17

did you use vmware or virtualbox?

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lsof -P -i -n | cut -f 1 -d " "| uniq | tail -n +2
this command check which process in your system currently accessing internet. the result say that only dropbox is using your internet access. the differences between this command and nethogs is that 'lsof -i' only tell the native process in your system and doesn't say anything in your virtualbox/vmware. the network activity reported by nethogs is probably comes from your virtualbox/vmware.

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Re: Network Activity After Update

Postby wildman » 18 Nov 2014 00:59

did you use vmware or virtualbox?
I have both installed but neither has been run since the update and reboot. The odd thing is that this has not happened before. Nethogs never reported anything about mingetty. If I was using windoze, I would think I had a virus. :lol:

I do appreciate your help.
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