[ubuntu] gvfsd-http What does this actually do?

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http://ubuntuforums.org – As per title really: what is gvfsd-http and what does it do? I noticed it recently in my process list as: /usr/lib/gvfs/gvfsd-http --spawner :1.6 /org/gtk/gvfs/exec_spaw/2 with various outbound connections. My search-fu must be lacking as all I find is discussions similar to this asking what it is and the most complete answers simply saying it is part of gvfs so best not to remove it. That doesn't leave a good feeling with me for a process that is making outbound connections. Anyone have any information which package this belongs to at least? Thanks :) (Hardware)