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Old 06-04-2004, 09:13 PM   #1
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to much network activity - how do I pinpoint?

So I am looking over a network and the outboudn traffic graph (via mrtg) is running really high. How would you go about pinpointing the machine / service thats raping the bandiwdth?

im currently reading the tcpdump man but was wondering if there were any other console tools that may help me out.
Old 06-05-2004, 07:53 AM   #2
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Couple nice utilities:

iptraf - - LAN station monitor can be useful and also the IP traffic monitor

iftop - - is very good - shows all the current connections and the flowing traffic

If you've got an X terminal, etherape (although now unmaintained I believe) gives an excellent graphical overview of the connections.



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