Monitoring Internet Usage
ctreleaven at cogeco.ca
Tue Jul 31 17:12:29 PDT 2012
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.
BTW, with my D-Link router, I think I can limit his network use to
certain times of the day (and block specific web sites) but I don't
think I can "cap" his bandwidth.
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