large number of requests to

Asked by B Lee

A large number of daily requests are made from my computer to I show an average of 1600 over 5 days. This seems excessive. Is this normal / expected behavior? Sorry if this isn't a bug.

ProblemType: Bug

 read_limit = 0
 write_limit = 0
 on = False
 connected = False
 connect = 0
 show_applet = 0
 bookmarked = True
Architecture: amd64
CheckboxSubmission: b601db073d5ae4b35979e8362fdda315
CheckboxSystem: 53faca0bf2c6aad1dc63d415274f4843
Date: Sat May 1 20:21:16 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
NonfreeKernelModules: vmnet vmci vmmon
Package: ubuntuone-client 1.0.3-0ubuntu1
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-19.56-generic
SourcePackage: ubuntuone-client
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-19-generic x86_64

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B Lee (ubuntu-bglee) said :
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B Lee (ubuntu-bglee) said :

Clarification: That's an average of 1600 / day over 5 days. I've seen it as high as 1880.

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Gabe Gorelick (gabegorelick) said :

Thank you for taking the time to report this issue and helping to make Ubuntu better. Examining the information you have given us, this does not appear to be a bug report so we are closing it and converting it to a question in the support tracker. We appreciate the difficulties you are facing, but it would make more sense to raise problems you are having in the support tracker at if you are uncertain if they are bugs. For help on reporting bugs, see

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Best Thomas Krüger (thkrueger) said :

Ubuntu uses DesktopCouch a personal CouchDB to keep data in sync. It is used for example by the Evolution Sync, Tomboy notes or Gwibber.
CouchDB uses advanced synchronization method to keep multiple computers updated.
The requests you were complaining about are part of this synchronization and their number is about proportional to the changes you are making to the DesktopCouch.

BTW: You can take a look at the content of your DEsktopCouch by opening ~/.local/share/desktop-couch/couchdb.html in a browser.

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B Lee (ubuntu-bglee) said :

I appreciate the response. The number of requests seemed excessive to me given that I uploaded a few files months ago as a test and haven't touched them since. I don't have many contacts in Evolution and the few that are there haven't changed in months. Same for Tomboy notes. I did turn on sync for that, but I probably added 4 within the last month. My assumption is that these requests are just a "hello, got any updates?" exchange. But it is what it is. I tried viewing the .../couchdb.html, by the way. After the redirect, the localhost request fails.

I'm marking this solved. I just wanted to make sure someone was aware of the behavior.


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B Lee (ubuntu-bglee) said :

Thanks Thomas Krüger, that solved my question.