[ubuntu-users] Security and Intrusions

Chris Mohler cr33dog at gmail.com
Wed Jan 14 18:41:36 UTC 2009

On Thu, Jan 15, 2009 at 12:32 PM, Ted Hilts - Thunderbird Acct.
<thilts at mcsnet.ca> wrote:
> I ask these above questions because I encounter numerous slowdowns and
> drop offs affecting my LAN (some requiring reboot) as well as certain
> LAN machines going almost dead at one time and then booming along at
> some other time or one machine in particular doing very little while
> another machine is doing a lot. Based on the list's discussion on SSH I
> know there are people on the list that can answer these questions. My
> LAN has both Windows and Linux machines. I really need to get some kind
> of handle on all of this.  Is there an application somewhere that can
> track all of this so that it is obvious to ***me*** (retired -- old and
> getting older -- forgetful and getting more forgetful -- dumb and
> getting dumber -- with one foot already in the grave).
> Thanks -- Ted

The 'etherape' program will show you a graphic real-time display of
LAN usage.  Also, the 'mtr' command can help determine a bottleneck
outside of your LAN.

I think there's a bug int he etherape package - if you run it from the
menu it cannot open any interaces.  You have to either run it via sudo
in a terminal (sudo etherape), or edit the menu item and make the
command 'gksudo etherape' instead of just 'etherape'.


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