netstat shows unknown connections to *.clients.your-server.de domain

Upon starting Firefox and web browsing, when I perform a netstat -tuape, I find a network connection opened and shut down which points to a server *.clients.your-server.de.

Upon further investigation with $ sudo netstat -tuape <enter>

it was found that this shows up each time I start up Firefox and enter a URL to visit. . . . → Read More: netstat shows unknown connections to *.clients.your-server.de domain

gvfsd-http leaves open connections in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

You will notice on a Ubuntu system when you give the following command in a terminal window, $ sudo netstat -tpW <enter>

it shows many open connections which do not get closed. These will have the process gvfsd-http listed against them.

To close these connections, you can kill the gvfsd-http process and also remove rhythmbox . . . → Read More: gvfsd-http leaves open connections in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Disable video, music, file lenses in Ubuntu 12.04 Linux

Your Ubuntu computer connects without your knowledge to some unknown servers. These servers are intended to enable the unity lens applications like music, video, music-store. To get rid of some of these services, you should remove unwanted lenses, using the below commands in a terminal window:

$ sudo apt-get purge unity-lens-music unity-lens-video unity-lens-files unity-lens-musicstore <enter>

. . . → Read More: Disable video, music, file lenses in Ubuntu 12.04 Linux

Remove Network Manager Wireless LAN connections

Login as root and type following command to edit the network connections.

# wicd <enter>

You can then setup the wireless LAN after a reboot.

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