Saturday, January 16, 2010

Monitoring net hogs using nethogs

Nethogs is a simple program that shows the send and receive rates per second organised by process.

To install, simply type on the command line
# yum install nethogs (For Fedora) 
# aptitude install nethog (For Linux Mint)

The default device to monitor is eth0. If you wish to use other device, simply type the argument after nethog
# nethogs eth1
To cycle through the available options for displaying the data transfer such as kilobytes, megabytes and bytes, just press m

For more information, click the nethogs project website

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