MRTG vs. character of traffic

Dan Nelson dnelson at
Wed Jan 27 15:32:48 UTC 2010

In the last episode (Jan 27), Glenn McCalley said:
> OK so the data center says my traffic is unreasonable.  Turns out they may
> be correct.  MRTG is showing one server with a totally unreasonable level
> of outbound traffic so now I know which machine to study.  Are there
> recommendations for a tool to tell me what KIND of traffic, not just the
> gross bit rate?  I want to find that idiot that's causing all the
> bandwidth.

tcpdump or wireshark would be a good start, if you're around when it

	Dan Nelson
	dnelson at

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