Mysterious downloading from time to time
I've recently had a recurrence of a problem I've noticed a few times - for no apparent reason the modem on my firewall box will be receiving packets (and acknowledging them) when I can find no reason for the behavior.
Most recently I went to see the latest Harry Potter movie after initiating a download of gcc 4.2.0, which should have taken about 2 hours. When I returned 2.5 hours later the modem was downloading data and I thought "That's not right!", so I checked my notebook and found that the download had indeed completed, yet the modem was still working hard. I turned the modem off, fearing a crack attack.
As I mentioned, I've noticed this sort of thing before.
I'm using firehol on my Dapper Drake Kubuntu (2.6.15-28-386 kernel) tower box with the modem, with firehol fully stealthed to provide some protection, with an ethernet cable to my notebook running Edgy Eft Kubuntu (2.6.22-custom kernel).
Any assistance would be appreciated.