How to view programs on your network that are hogging your network bandwidth.

Posted: December 17, 2013. At: 1:22 PM. This was 4 years ago. Post ID: 6746

How to use a simple Linux utility to see what is hogging your network bandwidth.

The nethogs utility allows you to see what is hogging your bandwidth. Type sudo apt-get install nethogs to install this.

Then run it like this:

homer@lollinux-machina:~/Documents/Doom2 ☠ $ sudo nethogs eth1

A screen like the one shown below will appear. This will show the programs that are hogging your bandwidth.

The nethogs utility. Very useful for a Linux admin.
The nethogs utility. Very useful for a Linux admin.

This is a very useful command if you want to find a rogue process on your system that has run away and is hammering your bandwidth.

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