Mint random ping

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Mint random ping

Post by FinixFighter » Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:26 pm

Hi! Today I noticed that some Linux distros send a random and anonymous (just a code number) ping to the servers of the distribution in order to count how many computer run that OS. I read this in the Privacy terms of some Linux distribution. If the code number is anonymous for real then I think that it is not a bad idea, it can be useful for statistics. Does Mint have this feature?

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Re: Mint random ping

Post by gm10 » Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:48 pm

In the default configuration Mint does indeed ping Ubuntu's servers every couple of minutes while you are online, but as far as I know no ID number gets transmitted. Various Software on your system will transmit your usage statistics tied to an ID though, e.g. web browsers.

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