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Why does do call home?

Asked by gc1111 on 2009-06-06

I have noticed (actually my firewall noticed) that do communicates regularly with do.davebsd.com. In these paranoid days of keystroke capturing viruses, I have to ask why? In the meantime, I am leaving my firewall blocking these.

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Alex Launi
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2009-06-07
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Alex Launi (alexlauni) said : #1
gc1111 (gc11772) said : #2

The answer is blank. I repeat Why?

Best Alex Launi (alexlauni) said : #3

BECAUSE IT'S TOP SECRET!!! WE'RE LOGGING YOUR KEYSTROKES AND REPLACING YOUR KERNEL WITH WIN32.DLL!!!

Actually I have no idea why it's blank; this is what I said:
You have a very old version of Do, upgrade and it will stop. It used to check up for plugin updates.

gc1111 (gc11772) said : #4

JUST BECAUSE YOU ARE PARANOID DOESN'T MEAN THAT THEY ARE NOT OUT TO GET YOU!

Thanks, I am using the version from the Fedora 10 repositories which seems to be 0.6. I will upgrade to 0.8 from the "Home" site.

gc1111 (gc11772) said : #5

And another note:

I just looked and 0.8 is in the rawhide depository, which means it will be in the Fedora 11 release. I have other reasons for being an early adopter of Fedora 11, so I will probably go that route. Fedora 11 is scheduled for release in a couple of days.

Part of this decision was looking at the writeup on installing from source!