Can any one explain why my Porteus Desktop edition (3) is constantly receiving data over the Ethernet.
To confirm I typed the following in a terminal and ran every now and again and sure enough the received bytes kept on incrementing
along with the activity LED flashing.
yup, netstat, I know...
But because I do not see this behavior with my 2nd OS (Slitaz) I'm assuming
this is not necessary to hold the Line.(Router, Probe / response)
therefore the Question is still remaining,what causes the flashing WiFi-LED
indicating Network Traffic.
If you are talking about traffic between your computer (running vanilla Porteus) and the wireless then I do not see this but I guess it will depend heavily on your modem brand/model and wireless drivers.
For the link between your modem and ISP, there will always be traffic backwards and forwards as they send ARP requests and check that you ip is in use etc. It could even be the driver code in the kernel as in this link:
I don't like using USM as it has never worked properly for me in so far as it does not always collect/report on the required dependencies.
Tried VLC, after downloading everything required and converting to XZM, and activating the new module in /temp/usm, I launched vlc and it complains that I need qt4 plug-in compiled, it could have checked it first.
Tried wireshark and after everything complained about not finding liblua.so
I did a 'whereis' and sure enough only thing is liblua.a