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Re: Unexplained network activity



David J. Bakeman wrote:
> Both ethereal and tcpdump show nothing when I think I'n doing nothing even 
> though the gnome system monitor displays >60% usage(Both ethereal and tcpdump 
> do show something when I'm reading email, accessing the web, etc)?  Who do I 
> believe?

I don't use the software in question, but it's possible that it's
showing traffic going over the loopback device, which just connects back
to your PC.

Try /sbin/ifdown eth0 to get your Ethernet connection down, and see if
the system monitor reports anything.

Hope this helps,

James.

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