Ok, Thanks for the info. At first, i didn't know that is where the updates came from, after learning that about 3 weeks ago, i felt silly blocking that IP address (major "OOF!). Is that connection a unbroken constant one? or does it check in every so often? Reason for asking, at wits end about the high ram usage, i did "sudo eopkg dc" and the ram use dropped off by a slight percentage. Is that normal?