Why is there network activity in the background?


I’m seeing network activity by Atom in the background. Even when it’s idle. Where is it coming from? Is it downloading updates or something?


If i would guess, yes its updates through APM package manager

Looks like atom-shell updates is located on amazon-servers (see code below)
And other atom packages is located on atom.io server

And there is also the metrics package that sends metrics to google analytics.


@jedthehumanoid noted. just curious because they didn’t prompt us about it like other apps.