How to find which process is eating up my bandwidth?

Nethogs is the tool to monitor the processes that are using internet and it also specifies how much bandwidth (speed in KB/sec) i.e. how much data is sent and how much is received.


Install nethogs using command:

sudo apt-get install nethogs

If you are using wireless connection, then specify the device like:

sudo nethogs wlan0

I found the process “java” was eating up bandwidth and I killed the process using command:

killall java

Then you may again execute nethogs command to see if it’s gone or not.


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