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    Question "gvfsd-http" - What is this?

    Hi,

    Today I ran the following command in the terminal:

    Code:
    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.

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

    Hello,

    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 ipTRACKERonline.com
    IP Address Quick Report
    IP Address: 91.189.89.31
    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

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    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

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    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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