On 2/10/20 9:24 AM, o1bigtenor wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 10, 2020 at 9:14 AM Jeff Chapin <chapinjeff at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Is this just a curiosity thing? or is there a concern that some devices are acting improperly? I know that many devices check for updates overnight -- and this is not limited to just application updates -- but includes some config file updates. Many ONT/cable modems/etc and even cell phones will periodically pull down a new config for things like routes/towers/limits/etc -- but these should be a relatively small 'spike'. In the case of these sorts of connections, your *best* case is that when you come back from airplane mode these updates are fetched quietly -- or in a worse case, not at all.
> This is not so much a curiosity thing as a way to reduce the data
> slurp by whomever.
> If I am working on my computer I expect a certain amount of IP back
> and forth at the time.
> I do NOT want any outside IP to be connecting when I am NOT active on
> my equipment.

You are more than likely just pushing this usage to a more active time 
by trying to stop it in off hours.

> Sorta like - - - 'my house, my rules' except that today the are a
> number of entities that
> believe that they own at the very least my data but they really want
> to own me - - - I
> refuse that offer categorically and vehemently.
> Regards
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