[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [GNU-linux-libre] DSFG in perpetuity

From: KRT Listmaster
Subject: Re: [GNU-linux-libre] DSFG in perpetuity
Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2018 09:58:51 -0600
User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:52.0) Gecko/20100101 Icedove/52.7.0

On 04/03/2018 05:18 PM, Luke wrote:


> I have not used QTWebengine in over a year and never ran a leak test. -
> If someone has the time to do this and verify there are no freedom
> issues, they can be removed from the conclusion as you mentioned.

I've been monitoring QupZilla 2.0.1 (with the built-in adblocker turned
off) using Qt5 5.7.1 and QtWebEngine 5.6.1 through Wireshark 2.4.5 and I
see absolutely no outgoing requests that aren't due to NTP or handshakes
with my LAN router.  With this configuration, there are no domains or IP
addresses that I cannot account for based on background system connectivity.

Even with the latest IceCat, I see plenty of requests to *
and *, for example.

Almost every functional browser I've tried has at least a few outgoing
requests.  However, during the past hour of solid monitoring with
QupZilla idling and no other applications open, there is nothing
happening in WireShark at all that isn't system related, much to my
pleasant surprise.

I will try some newer versions of Qt5 as well as a newer version of
QupZilla just to see if there are any differences.  However, from my
preliminary investigations, I would be willing to say that QtWebEngine
(5.6.1) does not, by itself, make outgoing requests while idling.

Is there anything more specific I should be looking for?  Other behavior
besides idling, for example?  There were some requests from QupZilla
before I turned of the native adblocker, so I eliminated that to focus
only on the QtWebEngine.



This email account is used for list management only.

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]