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    Last internet access time

    Hi,

    How can one know when was the last time internet was accessed? Thanks..

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    Assuming it's "always on", maybe you could run tcpdump for the given interface? However there may be quite a lot of spurious packets so this may not be the answer you are looking for...

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    This is a useless goal really without looking for more. What I mean here is that there are a tonne of tools that need the internet to work, many of which you probably are running now:

    TIme server
    Weather applet
    Updater utility
    RSS feed catcher
    Podcatcher


    See what I mean? Now, if you were to ask

    "I need to know if a particular spyware is on my system, here is a tcpdump from 0:00 - 12:00 on Saturday"

    Then we would have a meaningful response. But with all the chatter going on, this is a tough call. Hope you understand why there is little real meat to your question. With modern OS's, the OS chats far too much with the network. Literally, you probably can guess and be close enough for a cigar with about 5 minutes or less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schotty View Post
    This is a useless goal really without looking for more. What I mean here is that there are a tonne of tools that need the internet to work, many of which you probably are running now:

    TIme server
    Weather applet
    Updater utility
    RSS feed catcher
    Podcatcher


    See what I mean? Now, if you were to ask

    "I need to know if a particular spyware is on my system, here is a tcpdump from 0:00 - 12:00 on Saturday"

    Then we would have a meaningful response. But with all the chatter going on, this is a tough call. Hope you understand why there is little real meat to your question. With modern OS's, the OS chats far too much with the network. Literally, you probably can guess and be close enough for a cigar with about 5 minutes or less.

    Thanks and apolozies,

    All I am after is the last time and date when I connected to the net with Firefox browser. I am the last time and date when I surfed the net, not any of the daemons/services etc that you have mentioned. Apolozies as I am a newbie. Thanks again mate..

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech291083 View Post
    Thanks and apolozies,

    All I am after is the last time and date when I connected to the net with Firefox browser. I am the last time and date when I surfed the net, not any of the daemons/services etc that you have mentioned.
    Hmm, could look at the cache files, sort by date, newest first.

    Apolozies as I am a newbie. Thanks again mate..
    no need Don't sweat it, everyone needs to start somewhere.

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