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I issued at the terminal

sudo lsof -i

And one of the process listed was ubuntu-ge which was in CLOSE_WAIT state to canonical.com. My guess is that it's the updater process.

By the way, I'm on a Ubuntu x64 12.04.

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It allows 32-bit systems to use up to 64GB of RAM. Normally, they would only be able to use up to 4GB.

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It's strange to have this process running on a 64bit Ubuntu. But thanks –  kaneda Jun 26 '13 at 3:30

This is probably ubuntu-geoip-provider process, not just ubuntu-ge. You can try

ps aux | grep ubuntu-ge 

and ensure that ubuntu-geoip-provider process has the same pid as shown by lsof. You can read more about ubuntu-geoip-provider from an AskUbuntu question.

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Thanks for the info (: –  kaneda Sep 20 '13 at 12:34

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