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  1. #1
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    Mar 2012

    Question "gvfsd-http" - What is this?


    Today I ran the following command in the terminal:

    sudo watch netstat -tonp
    and it displayed some results.

    There were a lot of entries for chrome, which is normal because Google Chrome was running at that moment. But I don't know what "gvfsd-http" does: there are a lot of entries for that one. When I copied the foreign IP-address assigned to it and pasted it into my browser, an empty page came up, only displaying this message: "It worked!"

    Does anyone know if this process is safe? If so, what does it do and what's the use of "gvfsd-http"?

    Thank you in advance.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2012

    Re: "gvfsd-http" - What is this?


    I fpund out what it does: it's part of the Gnome Virtual File System (or something like that) and I tracked the IP-address by using several websites; here's a report:

    Quote Originally Posted by
    IP Address Quick Report
    IP Address:
    Organization: Canonical Ltd
    City: n/a
    Country of Origin: United Kingdom
    * For a complete report on this IP address goto ipTRACKERonline
    The process is a process from Canonical; I guess I'm just too paranoid

  3. #3
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    Jan 2013

    Re: "gvfsd-http" - What is this?

    i found it connect to vary websites, not just canonical. cd /usr/lib/gvfs sudo chmod -x gvfsd-http

  4. #4
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    May 2013

    Re: "gvfsd-http" - What is this?

    As far as I know, gvfsd-http connections are established when you use Software Center and Dash web-based functions (right click previews on applications, apps for download, shopping-music-video lens searches, etc..) For some reason, these connections are not closed until reboot.
    Last edited by F27; July 14th, 2013 at 12:35 PM.


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