Ubuntu – Reduce network utilization disable update manager and so on


I am using Ubuntu 11.10 on a connection that is limited to only 1 GB per month. Normally this should be enough for my use, but Ubuntu is eating up the bandwidth).

One reason I think is the update manager. How can I disable that one to make no automatic package list updates anymore?

And which other standard functions might eat my bandwidth?

Best Answer

Another way to limit your bandwidth usage is to block all internet traffic, except for the apps you specifically want. I did this by creating a new group, limiting all internet outgoing traffic to that group, then starting a shell with that group access. Only apps started from this shell can then access the internet. I blogged about it here: https://plus.google.com/118226948467140990198/posts/YZhZJCZmGgm

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