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Re: Spyware, smolt, yum



On Wed, 2007-01-31 at 12:54 -0600, chris idlelion net wrote:
> I read that the number of machines using Fedora is being counted from 
> their use of getting updates with yum.
> 
> FC6 sets this up by default, with no instruction or permission to me, nor 
> any notice or question to me.

Do you know what it is counting? It's counting the network connection.
There's no other data communicated.


> Is it spyware, by your definition? (Where you = anyone.)

no. no more than firefox is for having connections be logged on the
remote server when someone uses it.

-sv



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