Find who is using my network – top for network utilization

2010-07-27 208 words 1 min read

Ok here is something that I have been looking for something.  Now that I have conky installed, so I can see the bandwidth usage on my desktop but was wondering for sometimes, where actually so much is being used. So did some quick search to see if I can get that info and did not have to go too far 🙂

There is s  utility called iftop in the Fedora repo and at the <a href="" target="_blank">URL. Oh and how to use it, just type sudo iftop or if you have multiple network interface then you can do &#8221;iftop -f &#8221;. Thats pretty simple and cool.

Name       : iftop
Arch       : i386
Version    : 0.17
Release    : 7.fc9
Size       : 71 k
Repo       : installed
Summary    : Command line tool that displays bandwidth usage on an interface
URL        :
License    : GPLv2+
Description: iftop does for network usage what top(1) does for CPU usage. It
listens to network traffic on a named interface and displays a
table of current bandwidth usage by pairs of hosts. Handy for
answering the question &#8221;why is our ADSL link so slow?&#8221;.

For those of you, fond of pictures, here&#8217;s a screenshot:

<img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-537" title="iftop" src="" alt="iftop" width="499" height="316" />


Authored By Amit Agarwal

Amit Agarwal, Linux and Photography are my hobbies.Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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