Figuring out what process is eating bandwidth?

Jayce^ jason at
Fri Jan 27 10:59:07 MST 2006

Ross Werner wrote:
> Say I glance down at gkrellm and notice something just started taking 
> 150K/s of bandwidth out eth1. Is there a (relatively) easy way to figure 
> out what program just started munching my bandwidth?

my favorite 'at a glance' kind of tool for this is ntop, which gives, as 
expected, a top-like interface to viewing net usage, which you can pin 
to a specific interface, and do your usual stuff.


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