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Hi all,

Have an interesting problem.

Dropbox client: even when fully synced (green tick), it continues uses a substantial amount of bandwidth (20GB UPLOAD across a few days). Upgraded Dropbox to a new version (just to make sure Dropbox executable is not compromised), but the issue remains. Reboots, restarts of client, etc. all do not help. This happens on only one PC, others are fine. As soon as Dropbox client is live, the traffic resumes, even though it's fully synced already.

Capture shows lots of retransmissions and other things, mainly to IP which seems to be Amazon, and googling shows that Dropbox uses Amazon. Previous capture was to IP, also Amazon.

Any ideas what is going on here?


asked 11 Nov '15, 19:44

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the connection to the dropbox servers is encrypted, so nobody will be able to tell you what kind of data your dropbox client is transmitting to the NSA. Please ask the Dropbox support team. See also the answer of @grahamb.

(12 Nov '15, 02:52) Kurt Knochner ♦

Seems to me that this is a question for DropBox support. While Wireshark can show the traffic being sent, it can't tell you why it's being sent.

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answered 12 Nov '15, 02:47

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