Projects / NetHogs


NetHogs is a small 'net top' tool. Instead of breaking the traffic down per packet type or per subnet, like most similar tools do, this 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 immediately see which PID is causing this, and, if it's some kind of spinning process, kill it.

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Recent releases

  •  27 Aug 2011 13:45

    Release Notes: GCC 4.3 compatibility was added. Support for wider terminals was added. Some fixes were made.

    •  17 Sep 2004 20:56

      Release Notes: Support for PPP and IPv6, support for monitoring multiple interfaces at once, 'trace mode', and many cleanups.

      •  17 Apr 2004 00:31

        Release Notes: This release splits out bandwidth usage for every process into 'upload' and 'download' activity, plus other small cleanups.

        •  03 Mar 2004 15:34

          Release Notes: The build system and command-line arguments were improved. The program now compiles with newer versions of gcc.

          •  09 Jul 2003 08:10

            Release Notes: A segfault that occurred when running on non-IPv6-enabled machines was fixed along with several memory leaks. Processes are now sorted and removed from the list after a period of inactivity.

            Recent comments

            21 Jul 2005 16:10 pfp1

            Straight to the point
            Wonderful little program, does exactly what it should and nothing else. Great!


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