Figuring out what process is eating bandwidth?

Ross Werner ross at agilestudios.com
Sat Jan 28 15:22:43 MST 2006


On Sat, 28 Jan 2006, Charles Curley wrote:
> Ross was looking for a way to see which processes were eating up his
> bandwidth. I suspect that those processes would keep their connections
> open long enough to be detected.

Not necessarily true ... as you mentioned, UDP is a big factor here. 
Another factor is that some programs take up bandwidth by using lots of 
connections rather than one long-lived connection. Apache (and similar 
server apps) and peer-to-peer applications both fit into this category.

 	~ Ross



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