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I have a 200 MB / month plan on my cell phone and automatic updates on my Ubuntu machine. That works just fine, unless I tether them together. A couple days ago, something, I presume automatic updates, used all of it, leaving me nothing for the rest of the month.

Is there a possibility to prevent automatic updates on certain WiFi networks?


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probably much easier to turn off automatic updates entirely and then just use the update manager when you have wifi. –  philshem Apr 14 '13 at 0:28

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