I use fedora 14, and when I start system monitor, i can see that it already downloaded 40 Mb, without doing anything. How can i stop programs that secretly consume my bandwith? I use a prepaid modem with limited bandwith (500 Mb). I guess yum is consuming some bandwith with updates checking and downloading the xmls
Try to investigate what's happening with nethogs.
Also there are tcpdump, wireshark, iotop.
If you determine that yum is the culprit, you may want to raise the value of
You may want to run