The package that controls the connectivity check is
Not installed on Fedora-24-minimal.
Installed by default on Fedora-24 but can not be removed because it is reverse dependency of
fedora-release-workstation metapackage. May not be active since I am unable to find a configuration snippet containing
uri= key. (Usually located in
Also noticed more unsolicited traffic from Fedora template.
He got a two domains without any control of him and without updates enabled and controlled by NetworkManager , domains are :
Fedora uses a mirror list service. This service tells the Fedora updater where it can download updates. Please tell your friend that this is completely normal. In fact, it is required to keep his Fedora installation up to date and secure.
Doesn’t make sense. Why can’t some-gateway.fedoraproject.org direct traffic where it needs to go?
You can disable this by running the following command:
$ systemctl disable dnf-makecache.timer
Might be harmless but seems to be superfluous traffic at best. Certainly only required in TemplateVM. Question is how to disable? Should service be disabled in TemplateVM for all VMs and then use rc.local in TemplateVM to
sudo systemctl start dnf-makecache.timer? Or is it even needed in TemplateVM?
makecache is necessary, it can actually be run right before
dnf upgrade. Command is
dnf makecache. It might not be necessary. Just tried
dnf clean all followed by
dnf upgrade. No mention of makecache.
IIUC someone decided that it was a good idea for every Fedora machine in the world to connect to a Fedora server every hour, all day long… in order to prevent the end user from having to download 30 KB before downloading a 40,000 KB package list!!! What am I missing?