Monday, 28 August 2023

Ubuntu connectivity checking

This is a Gnome feature in NetworkManager that will check the network for you. This has been configured by Ubuntu to send a ping to every 300 seconds.

This comes from the package network-manager-config-connectivity-ubuntu is installed by default and configures the NetworkManagers connectivity section. To see the config they have configured you can run

cat /usr/lib/NetworkManager/conf.d/20-connectivity-ubuntu.conf

Making a request every 300 seconds really builds up. It soon become one of the most hit domains on my hole network. You can disable this by creating a new config file to set the interval to 0.

File: /usr/lib/NetworkManager/conf.d/20-disable-check.conf