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Re: what are all the bytes streaming into my modem all about?

On Tue, 02 Mar 2004 05:22:09 +0800
Dan Jacobson <jidanni@jidanni.org> wrote:

> It's several minutes thru my modem connection, and the icewm ppp
> traffic meter is still quite high even though my wwwoffle fetch is
> over, noffle is over, exim, fetchmail are over, and mozilla is quiet.
> How frustrating not to know what all they bytes streaming into my
> computer are all about, or if I can hang up the phone yet before
> another coin drops, or might I truncate some file that I am waiting on
> and have forgotten.
> Is netstat -a the ultimate tool in this case?
> If so, is there a script that will take lines like
> tcp 0 1 TC210-203-44-79.3:33519 LAST_ACK
> and I suppose delve into /proc/ to dreg up some human readable
> synopsis of what that connection is all about.
> Yes, any tool to give all the details in a verbose untruncated human
> format about what the heck each connection, or just the hottest
> connection is all about?
You'd probably be better off using tcpdump from my experience.

man tcpdump will tell you all you need to know.


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