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Ubuntu Server Essentials by Abdelmonam Kouka

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Useful tools and utilities

In this section, we will have a look at some tools and utilities that help Ubuntu Server administrators to manage their systems in the best way needs so that systems usability is boosted to its maximum.

NetHogs, a network monitoring tool

NetHogs is a network monitoring tool that helps you identify the program that consumes your bandwidth. It is a kind of top command, but it's for network. This tool is very useful when you are troubleshooting network issues such as what is hogging the Internet connection?.

To launch nethogs, you need to do it with root privileges by using sudo command, because it relies on libpcap to sniff the network, like most network monitoring tools.

The installation of nethogs is simple, you just need ...

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