Security and Intrusions

NoOp glgxg at
Wed Jan 14 19:12:16 UTC 2009

On 01/14/2009 10:41 AM, Chris Mohler wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 15, 2009 at 12:32 PM, Ted Hilts - Thunderbird Acct.
> <thilts at> 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'.

Use Applications|Internet|EtherApe (as root) instead. I don't know why
they have multiple entries (System Tools and another non-root in
Internet). Of course if it's not there, then you'd need to edit the menu
as you pointed out. I just edit out the non-root menu entries so they
don't show.

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