Figuring out what process is eating bandwidth?

Justin Findlay jfindlay at
Sat Jan 28 11:23:46 MST 2006

On 1/28/06, Ross Werner <ross at> wrote:
> Ok, so I've downloaded iftop, and looked at ntop's web site, and I can't
> figure out any way to look at actual processes--is there any way to do
> this with any of the four network monitoring tools you listed? (Or any
> other tool for that matter.) They all seem to just track connections (so
> you can see which *host* is taking up the most bandwidth, but for example
> you can't see how much bandwidth gtk-gnutella is taking up with its sixty
> different connections, or apache with its two hundred connections).

I agree.  In vain I've searched for a utility that will tell me
network usage per process on the local machine rather than per network
connection.  Inline on top would be perfect.  Perhaps that's the
charge given unto us, Ross.  We need to write such a utility.


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