much network traffic: is there a problem here?

Kevin O'Gorman kogorman at
Mon Apr 2 00:16:23 UTC 2012

I've been trying to debug a problem with local connections, and turned
to tcpdump(8) for help.

I'm quite surprised at the amount of traffic even when I think of the
system as idle.
I expected ARP,  NTP, and web spider/crawler traffic, but not much.
I'm signing in with xfce these days, but have bits of both gnome and
KDE installed.

I know enough to struggle through and start identifying things, but
I'm not experienced in doing this and I wonder if there are guides,
shortcuts or advice about figuring out if there's something bad

Kevin O'Gorman, PhD

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