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When using the system, suddenly the data light on the modem starts blinking fast and on checking the 'system monitor', I find that something is doing a lot of uploading ...
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- 04-03-2009 #1
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- Jul 2008
Checking which programs are choking my bandwidth?
How to check which programs are using the bandwidth and by how much?
- 04-04-2009 #2
You could try nethogs.
From man nethogs:
NetHogs is a small ínet topí tool. Instead of breaking the traffic down per protocol or per subnet, like most such tools do, it groups bandwidth by process - and does not rely on a special kernel module to be loaded. So if thereís suddenly a lot of network traffic, you can fire up NetHogs and immediately see which PID is causing this, and if itís some kind of spinning process, kill it.