what's clogging up my network?

David Curtis dcurtis at uniserve.com
Sat Jul 5 09:53:27 BST 2008


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steve wrote:
> On Sat, 2008-07-05 at 04:49 +0000, thufir wrote:
>> I know to run netstat, but I'm not sure how to interpret the results.  
>> With regularity I notice that my network usage is pegged at %100 or near 
>> and this slows down everything, and could be costing me money.  How do I 
>> figure out what's going on?
>>
>>
>> is there something like "top" which will show what's using the most of 
>> the connection?
>>
> 
> iftop
> 
> monitor the interface in realtime
> 
> 
> 
> SR



You can also have alot of fun with ntop.

Start it as root

$sudo ntop

follow the instructions

and view the output in a web browser at:

http://localhost:3000

refresh to update.

ntop is about a 10 mb package though.



Dave
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