Section: Maintenance Commands (8)Updated: 14 February 2004Local indexUp
nethogs - Net top tool grouping bandwidth per process
NetHogs is a small 'net top' 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 there's suddenly a lot of network traffic, you can fire up NetHogs and immediately see which PID is causing this, and if it's some kind of spinning process, kill it.
The -d switch delay for refresh rate.
The -h switch display available commands usage.
The -p switch sniff in promiscious mode (not recommended).
The -t switch tracemode.
The -V switch prints Version info.
to monitor. By default eth0 is being used.