High use of Bandwidth private

July 2, 2018 1.1k views
Apache PostgreSQL Ubuntu 16.04 Elasticsearch

Is it possible to know why my droplet has a high use of private bandwidth and for what other droplet it calls?

This cause a high load average too.

Example: Example link

1 Answer

Hey there,

There are different ways of going about this, but I really like iftop for this purpose. I was able to locate a great guide on how to install it:

https://www.tecmint.com/iftop-linux-network-bandwidth-monitoring-tool/

In the sample output screenshot you can see that it shows you which other systems you are communicating with, and it sorts them by the highest rate of traffic.

Kind Regards,
Jarland

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