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Old 03-12-2016, 04:13 PM   #1
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Detailed network and bandwidth monitoring tool - Linux Mint 17.3


Having problems with extremely high traffic bandwidth on my Linux Mint 17.3

I am very rarely viewing online videos or listening to music.
so trying to understand were all this bandwidth going to or coming from..

First my usage:

Email with Thunderbird with about 8 email accounts from different projects
2-3 opened browsers with up to 50 different tabs.

Virtualbox with Win 7 on it
Under virtual Win 7:
Outlook account with 4 email address

Office 365 OneDrive for Business with connection to SharePoint Online
Very small sized files are uploaded or opened through the OneDrive for Business
(10-20 saves of small excel or word files per day)


The tools that I have tried:


vnsat - shows only general data

Example of my usage:


                      rx      /      tx      /     total    /   estimated
       Feb '16     16.26 GiB  /    1.89 GiB  /   18.15 GiB
       Mar '16     14.04 GiB  /    2.27 GiB  /   16.31 GiB  /   41.99 GiB
     yesterday    663.20 MiB  /  161.71 MiB  /  824.91 MiB
         today     35.14 MiB  /    6.02 MiB  /   41.16 MiB  /    1.01 GiB

linux-dash - very nice web-based linux system dashboard, but unfortunately it shows only general information about traffic.

What I would like to find is:

- tool that will not only show me opened connections, their IP address, port and protocol, but a tool that will also filter it by applications.

a list of 30 opened connections and then filter of it by app: Firefox (10), Thunderbird (5), VirtualBox (15)

I would like to go with elimination of possibilities in order to find the real reason of the very high traffic.

Thank you in advance!

Last edited by qadam; 03-13-2016 at 05:49 PM.
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SolarWinds might meet your requirement.
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