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ISP broadcasting all IP-packets, so I can see traffic of other clients from ISP

Recently I wondered why my router shows a constant downstream of 5 MBit/s, while I am downloading almost no data. I discovered the "packet logging" function of my router, with which I was able to log ...
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How to filter http traffic in Wireshark?

I suspect my server has a huge load of http requests from its clients. I want to measure the volume of http traffic. How can I do it with Wireshark? Or probably there is an alternative solution using ...
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First days online : how not to kill your site

Suppose you have this fancy new site, with lots of data (like big images), and you're about to put it online. If you do "too much" publicity, during the first days, the site will be overwhelmed with ...
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how i can identify which process is making UDP traffic on linux?

my machine is continously making udp dns traffic request. what i need to know is the PID of the process generating this traffic. The normal way in TCP connection is to use netstat/lsof and get the ...
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How to play traffic against a shadow network?

Sorry if this is a newb question... I've heard stories of Netflix and Twitter being able to duplicate web traffic amongst two separate infrastructures: one is the authoritative/trusted one that goes ...
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What's the best way to monitor Internet traffic for the entire office?

We currently have a T3 line for about 28 people and it gets deadly slow during the day so I need something to help track down why. I'm assuming someone is downloading something that they may not be ...
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What is the practical limit for IP addresses in DNS round-robin?

I'm currently running a site whose trafic is distributed among 7 mirror servers right now (using DNS round robin). But soon more mirrors will be necessary given the high amount of traffic which is ...
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How to cap bandwidth usage on AWS EC2?

I'm planning to use AWS EC2 for my web application and I need control over the bandwidth usage (don't want the instances to be compromised and ramping up bandwidth cost crazily). There are many ...
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What is the best tool to aggregate traffic stats from multiple nginx servers?

The setup: 2 or more nginx machines each machine has the same virtual hosts traffic is load balanced via DNS to each machine I need to figure out what are the best tools to use to get some traffic ...
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What is the difference between these 2 iptables rules?

Trying to allow incoming ssh traffic on port 22. Default behavior is to DROP all incoming traffic. I came across 2 articles on how to allow traffic. However, they are different. ## open port ssh ...
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Detecting Slashdot effect in nginx

Is there a way I can make Nginx to notify me if hits from a referrer goes beyond a threshold? e.g If my website is featured at Slashdot and all of sudden I have 2K hits coming in an hour I want to be ...
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How are large websites served to millions of users? (e.g. Google)

I appreciate this question might be vague/too broad, but I'm looking for the basic principles/a summary. How does a site like Google, or Facebook, for example, deal with the billions of page views it ...
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solution to a too much traffic problem

My company has a web service api which is starting to get a lot of use. Recently we had some issues with running out of memory. We optimized some inefficient code and solved the problem. We know we ...
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Limit SSH traffic?

I would like to be able to limit SSH bandwidth on my server. I.e. each sshd process should be limited to 200Kb/s or something like that. scp has this functionality, but ssh, being more designed for ...
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Linux: How to measure daily/montly network traffic?

I need to keep statistics of daily network traffic for a linux machine (CentOS 5). Is there a way to do it using standard/native tools or utilities? Or do I have to dowload special software for that? ...
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Generate a limited amount of random network traffic between 2 hosts

I'm trying to find a utility that will allow me to generate a constant flow of random network traffic at a specified rate between 2 hosts. The utility needs to run on Windows and OSX. I've tried iperf ...
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What sort of web server hardware do you use to handle 100 Mbps+ of static files?

I currently use Amazon S3 for much of my static file serving needs but my monthly bill is getting very expensive. I did some rough calculations using the logs and at peak times, my most expensive ...
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Traffic Management recommendations [closed]

What's your strategy towards traffic prioritization/management. I am not really to just get a list of packet shaping solutions. Instead, I would like to get recommendations about traffic management ...
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Real-time website traffic monitoring for operations teams

Working on medium sized websites we've always built our own real-time traffic graphing solutions and displayed those on a big screen mission control style so that if traffic starts to climb, load ...
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maximum download limit

I'm writing software for bandwidth management in Linux. I use TC for bandwidth shaping, and it worked fine. I want to limit user bandwidth for a period of time. For example: For user 1, 100MB in a ...
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Thousands of visits a day from untraceable traffic to website - Serious issue

At the end of January we noticed a spike in traffic to what JetPack stats says was home/archive page and what Google was classifying as going to /gaming/ which is an archive list in WordPress. This ...
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Monitor bandwidth per-process

This has been driving me nuts but my server has been using a highly excessive amount of bandwidth for the last two months, and I can't figure out how/why/where. This month, for example, it's used 210 ...
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How to calculate web server traffic?

We have an asp.net web server application and web service,which will be hosted in the same server. Customer's IT team has asked us what is the expected no.of traffic on the web server. How do I ...
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will heavy network traffic affect other connections on HP ProCurve V1810-48G?

I have a HP ProCurve V1810-48G switch with a few servers running Citrix XenServer connected to it (everything in one rack). The switch is almost in its default configuration (no VLAN, no port ...
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PFSense 2.0 RC 3 - Routing problem with PPTP VPN

I have configured a PPTP VPN on my PFSense 2.0 RC3 router. The internet traffic comes to my modem (10.0.0.0/24) and then through my router (192.168.100.0/24). My PPTP subnet is 192.168.101.0/24. ...
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How to find a client generating traffic?

We're running SBS 2003 SP2 and I'm wondering if there's any easy way to find out were traffic during specific time is generated from? In my case, the overall traffic consumption per day is roughly ...
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Is it feasible to poll traffic readings from Cisco switches more often than every five minutes?

Putting together a simple MRTG-like setup to monitor the load on our network switches. I've been told that Cisco switches are set up to be polled every five minutes, but we would like to get more ...
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SonicWall traffic analysis

I have Sonic Wall PRO 2040 Standard in domain network. I need to see which pc has high bandwidth usage at the moment, for example streaming music or anti-virus trying to download update, to resolve ...
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WireShark - Capturing Packets on Multiple IP Address (FIlter)

I'm looking for the syntax to do a capture filter on WireShark, by capturing the traffic on several (specific) IP addresses. I understand how to capture a range, and an individual IP address. However, ...
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how to separate a network for traffic

At the moment our all computers in one big LAN, it is the intention to separate the admin and edu (it's in a school) especially for traffic and less for security. How do this best? Firewall?, ...
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What could be causing random image/css dropping, 503 errors on a apache/php hosting website?

I host my PHP website on shared hosting. It's worked well for a year. All of a sudden last week it started to randomly drop images, sometimes does not load the CSS file, and often gets 503 errors. ...
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Is it just me or is my node down?

I find the www.doj.me very useful. I am looking for something like that but specifically for BGP Nodes. I want to write a script that tells the users if our Internet backbone is down, if if yes which ...
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Flow of packets in network

I can't visualize in my mind the network traffic flow. eg. If there are 15 pc's in a LAN When packet goes from router to local LAN, do it passes all the computers? Does it go to the ethernet card ...
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One terabyte of video served per hour - network limits?

Suppose in a peak hour there are 100,000 users that want to watch a video and that on average they consume 10 megabytes per video view. Might be more, might be less. For simplicity, let's say 1 ...
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iptables intercept local traffic

I hope someone can help me out with a somewhat simple task. I'm trying to redirect a client in my router through my desktop PC, so I can dump the traffic and analyze it (its potential source of ...
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Issues with Haproxy slowing down after time

We recently migrated from Perlbal to HAProxy due to Perlbal's memory usage. It's been a fairly flawless migration though lately we've run into an issue that I can't seem to figure out (it doesn't help ...
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How do I get the number of (currently) established TCP connections for a specific port?

How do I get the number of (currently) established TCP connections for a specific port? I have managed to get counters for traffic working by doing i.e for outgoing RTMP. iptables -N $CHAIN ...
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Monitor applications' network traffic

I just run iptraf to see many UDP traffic on eth0. How can I check which applications do the most network traffic? (Like iptraf but at application level)
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Copy files over network

we use one windows 2003 server to sync files between two other windows servers. I assume that the whole traffic goes through the server initializing the sync. If so, is there a way to trigger a copy ...
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What's the most simple proxy that can log traffic to a file?

we found a new service that could be quite useful to monitor what is happening on our servers and in our applications. Problem is that it is SaaS, so we can't just install the tool on our servers, but ...
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Are there way to prevent HDD flooding from users?

We have several users on linux computing pool, are there way to "shape" the IO per user(like a net shaping analogue..)? Is it possible? Can we restrict the number of IO threads per user? Thanks. ...
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Giving a priority of network traffic for one application over the other; in practice (windows)

Two applications perform network i/o concurrently. For instance, Firefox and Download Accelerator. The idea is to let serve the queue of packets of Firefox prior to serving those of Download ...
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How can i get the outbound traffic per ip on a 2901 Cisco router?

What i need is to identify the internal source address using X amount of outbound traffic, and where the traffic is going (a domain or ip) Currently, i have configured an "ip accounting" on my ...
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tc prio qdisc for priorization of mysql traffic

I am struggling with tc prio qdisc for a few hours now. I have read the lartc Documentation, Examples and HowTos, but this whole thing is kinda new for me and somewhat confusing :) So this is my ...
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Is it possible to estimate the max number of users can access my website, based on the server configuration? [closed]

I have a dedicated server with windows server 2008 and I uploading there a website, I want an estimate number about how many concurrent users can access the website before it crash. Is that ...
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Traffic filtering for websockets

We have a websocket server that accepts connections. Unfortunately, for a reason that we have yet to identify some clients go rogue and connect/disconnect/connect... in loop at a very high frequency. ...
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Traffic used without any active connection!

Hi I've got a problem here confusing me, and thought Server Fault community could help. I've noticed a continuous traffic (1-10 Kbit/s) being generated on my desktop. It was running on Windows XP. I ...
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Per user network traffic accounting under Linux

I have several users on a computer running Linux (Ubuntu Lucid to be more specific). I need to see how much network traffic they generate on a specific interface. Iptables can match outgoing ...
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What are low, medium and high traffic websites in terms of visits? [closed]

We often read on the internet about big famous website such as Facebook, Google, Yahoo... having hundred of million of unique visitors each month. But what is the order of magnitude for smaller (or ...
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Mirroring Traffic with Nginx

I need to duplicate/mirror the traffic comming to my server/resource. I mean, I have server A and B and N (nginx) as webserver. All the traffic comming to N/resource --> redirect to both A and B Is ...