Mega bytes of data being uploaded, WTF?
I recently installed Jami to test it. Unfortunately, I didn't find time for the moment, but I left it installed.
I already noticed very bad behaviours from the application:
When I backup my account, a
jami.gzfile gets created... But
gunzipsays it is not a gzip file.
fileagrees... What it is then?
When I go to XFCE4 Menu > Settings > Session and Startup > Application Autostart, if I uncheck Jami, so that it is NOT started when I log-in, the setup is NOT respected: Jami is still starting automatically when I log-in and when I go again to XFCE's "Application Autostart" the checkbox has been re-enabled! NOTE: I found that /within Jami/, you can ask it not to start automatically at login. So why isn't my XFCE preference taken into account? Why does Jami break XFCE's working?
[OK, so now Jami is configured for NOT running automatically at startup for the 2nd bug below:]
- This morning I had trouble connecting to my internet box, so I established an access point with my phone. After a very short time, I received an alert on my phone that my data quota would soon be reached. WTF... I was just surfing a few websites... Therefore, I had a look at what happened on the computer: the "Network Monitor" applet showed the computer was uploading at 1Mb/s rate!!! I used
nethogs, but it didn't show any process sending data (maybe because it looks only at TCP connections?). I stopped the data and did a
topto see if there was a process having troubles with that new situation. Indeed, I found this unnknown (to me)
/usr/lib/ring/dringprocess using 100% CPU. Killed it. Opened data connection again. Problem seemed solved... So I looked on the web WTF was this process, and found a few references to the Jami GitLab project page...
WTF is this process that 1. runs whereas Jami is supposed to be stopped, 2. uploads tons of data from my computer, 3. does not display as a network-using process?
Is Jami using
dring behind the scenes? And is
dring a P2P app (other people using my connection would explain the huge uploads) and UDP (that might be an explanation why I did see the process in
Whatever, I've never been warn about such a possibility and I cannot find any reference to that in the docs/forums, so for the moment Jami is just a no-go for me and has been removed!