Monitoring Internet Usage

Jamie Paul Griffin jamiepaulG at
Wed Aug 1 01:04:25 PDT 2012

On Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 08:12:29PM -0400, Craig Treleaven wrote:
> At 12:10 AM +0100 8/1/12, Phil Dobbin wrote:
> >Craig Treleaven wrote:
> >
> >> I want to be able to monitor internet usage from my son's Mac*.  (Top 5
> >> applications by MB transferred; maybe top 20 internet addresses, etc.)
> >> I think there was a commit in the last couple of weeks to a port that
> > > did just that--but, of course, I can't find it now.
> > >
> > > Craig
> > >
> >> *We keep blowing through our GB cap and the overage charge was $50 on
> >> the last bill!!  Since there is 4 of us in the house, I've never been
> >> clear on how much data he uses.  Hover, he has been away at camp the
> >> last 4 weeks and our GB usage is down by 2/3!
> >
> >If you have a router, it's probably easier to cap his bandwidth.
> >
> I'd like to understand what is using all this bandwidth.  He was
> running torrents for a while but I believe he stopped months ago.
> He talks to friends on Skype.  He plays a couple of online games
> which occasionally have enormous updates.  Some YouTube.  Lots of
> Facebook and other lower-bandwidth stuff.  It seems that he is going
> through 40-70 GB per month by himself and I really don't understand
> what he's doing that is consuming all that data.

Music and Video media such as that from iTunes are invariably very large downloads, could be one of the main culprits to you GB allowance being used up?

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