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Old 07-14-2004, 10:27 AM   #1
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Strange network activity !!!!!!

Hello guys,
I am using Gkrellm on top of kde. But lately it has been showing
strange network activities. the eth0 is transmitting 24 KB all day
long despite I have no programs doing any network activities.
How can I know which program is doing that transmission?
is there any shell command for that?
I am running kde 3.2.2 on Debian sarge kernel 2.6.6.

thanx in advance.
Old 07-14-2004, 10:41 AM   #2
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You can check your bandwith usage by running "iptraf" which is in console.

I seriously doubt that your sending 24kBYTES/s and not 24kBITS.

Check what iptraf says, it's default format is in kbits/s.

PS: 24kbits/s = 3kB/s
Old 07-14-2004, 10:46 AM   #3
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you also can type:

lsof -nl |egrep "TCP|UDP"

there you get a list of all programs with their socket states
Old 07-14-2004, 11:19 AM   #4
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thanx netmask, that iptraf program is great.
it seems that something went wrong with the gkrellm cuz
the interface detailed statistics from iptraf is displayin around
3 kb/s of traffic.

thanx once again.


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