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       nethogs - Net top tool grouping bandwidth per process


       nethogs  [-V]  [-h]  [-x]  [-d  seconds] [-v mode] [-c count] [-t] [-p] [-s] [-a] [-l] [-f
       filter] [-C] [-b] [-g period] [-P pid] [device(s)]


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

       -V     prints version.

       -h     prints available commands usage.

       -x     bughunt mode - implies tracemode.

       -d     delay for update refresh rate in seconds. default is 1.

       -v     view mode (0 = KB/s, 1 = total KB, 2 = total B, 3 = total MB, 4 = MB/s, 5 =  GB/s).
              default is 0.

       -c     number of updates. default is 0 (unlimited).

       -t     tracemode.

       -p     sniff in promiscuous mode (not recommended).

       -s     sort output by sent column.

       -l     display command line.

       -a     monitor all devices, even loopback/stopped ones.

       -C     capture TCP and UDP.

       -b     Display the program basename.

       -g     garbage collection period in number of refresh. default is 50.

       -P     Show only processes with the specified pid(s).

       -f     EXPERIMENTAL:  specify  string  pcap  filter (like tcpdump). This may be removed or
              changed in a future version.

              to monitor. default is all interfaces up and running excluding loopback


       q      quit

       s      sort by SENT traffic

       r      sort by RECEIVED traffic

       l      display command line

       b      display the program basename

       m      switch between total (KB, B, MB) and throughput (KB/s, MB/s, GB/s) mode


       In order to  be  run  by  an  unprivileged  user,  nethogs  needs  the  cap_net_admin  and
       cap_net_raw  capabilities.  These  can  be  set  on  the executable by using the setcap(8)
       command, as follows:

           sudo setcap "cap_net_admin,cap_net_raw+pe" /usr/local/sbin/nethogs


       1. When using the -P <pid>  option,  in  a  case  where  a  process  exited  (normally  or
       abruptly),  Nethogs does not track that it exited. So, the operating system might create a
       new process (for another program) with the same pid. In this case, this new  process  will
       be shown by Nethogs.


       netstat(8) tcpdump(1) pcap(3)


       Written by Arnout Engelen <>.

                                         14 February 2004                              NETHOGS(8)