Generally command-line tools connect only to the database host. But there are two exceptions:
When the command-line tool starts, it checks if its version is up to date. Details
The edgedb server family of commands and edgedb cli upgrade discover package versions and docker images and also invoke package managers and the docker engine to do index updates and related data.
Version check checks the current version of command-line tool by fetching
Here is how such a request looks like:
GET /archive/.jsonindexes/linux-x86_64.json HTTP/1.1 host: packages.edgedb.com content-length: 0 user-agent: edgedb
User-Agent header only specifies that request is done by
edgedb command-line tool (without version number). The platform,
architecture and whether nightly is used can be devised from the URL of
Latest version number is cached for the random duration from 16 to 32 hours (this randomization is done both for spreading the load and for better anonymizing the data). A failure is cached for the random duration from 6 to 12 hours.
To disable version check do one of two things:
--no-cli-update-check command-line parameter to disable just
for this invocation
EDGEDB_RUN_VERSION_CHECK=never in the environment.
To verify that check is skipped and no network access is being done logging facility can be used:
$ export RUST_LOG=edgedb::version_check=debug $ edgedb --no-cli-update-check [..snip..] Skipping version check due to --no-cli-update-check edgedb> $ EDGEDB_RUN_VERSION_CHECK=never edgedb [..snip..] Skipping version check due to EDGEDB_RUN_VERSION_CHECK=never edgedb>
edgedb self upgrade
Generally these commands do requests with exactly the headers like version check.
Data sources for the commands directly:
Package indexes and packages at
Docker image index at
Data sources that can be used indirectly:
Docker engine may fetch indexes and images. Currently the only
images used are at Docker Hub. More specifically
busybox (Docker’s official image).
Package managers (currently
yum) can fetch indexes
and install packages from
as we use generic commands (e.g.
apt-get update) and system
dependencies, package manager can fetch package indexes and package
data from any sources listed in repositories configured in the
To avoid reaching these hosts, avoid using:
edgedb server and
edgedb self upgrade subcommands. These commands only simplify
installation and maintenance of the installations. All EdgeDB features
are available without using them.