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high internet usage by fedora 23

asked 2016-01-29 02:10:32 -0500

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I have just installed Fedora 23 KDE on my system. I connected it to a wifi network. In just 1 minute it has just about 100 MB. Well, I can't figure out which application is using net. I did't face such problem in Linux Mint. I have disabled Check for Updates option in Software Manager. Even after that the net usage goes on.

Is there any resource manager where I can check which app is using how much net on a live basis and I can terminate that app..?

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answered 2016-01-29 06:50:07 -0500

Aeyoun gravatar image

In situations like this, open the Firewall program and hit the Panic button. It will block any and all ingoing and outgoing network connections. This way, you wouldn’t consume bandwidth from your expensive mobile data plan. You can also review the firewall logs to see which programs are being blocked.

You can install the nethogs package to see how much bandwidth each process uses. It’s a command line tool, but it doesn’t require any input from you. Just install it (dnf install nethogs) and run it (nethogs) and watch its output.

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Thanks a lot. Installed nethogs. It works like a charm.

ashokbishnoi gravatar imageashokbishnoi ( 2016-01-29 12:39:23 -0500 )edit
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Nethogs is awesome; good answer!

bitwiseoperator gravatar imagebitwiseoperator ( 2016-01-29 14:46:12 -0500 )edit

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