Excessive network traffic -

Tim ignored_mailbox at yahoo.com.au
Sun Nov 11 19:16:12 UTC 2007

On Sun, 2007-11-11 at 13:45 -0500, Bob Goodwin wrote:
> Ok, but I am not trying to look at the router output I need an address
> for the Wildblue supplied receiver/modem device and I don't know hos
> to address that or even find it's address.

It may be a router, or it may be just a modem.  That depends on the
device, and the configuration (some can be configured to be a router, or
just a bridge).

Your email headers show a private IP address and a public one, so I'm
presuming that you have a router in your network.

Received: from [] (70-41-148-215.cust.wildblue.net
        []) by mail1.wildblue.net (Postfix)

Does your modem have a way of being configured, or is it just some black
box with no user adjustments at all?  If it has a little webserver, you
can browse to it and see how its set up (router or bridge, and its IP

> If I do an ifconfig it just gives me the address of the computer and a
> hardware address which I assume is the ethernet NIC.  But  none of
> this pertains to the Wildblue "modem."

No gateway?  Hmm, same here.  I'm sure there used to be a "gateway"
section in those results. Maybe I'm recalling when I used to have dial
up internet, and the ifconfig results for the ppp0 interface.

> I am lost ...
> IPTraf is happy with root at box10, could that be where I need to tell
> mrtg to go?  I just want to view all the data on eth0. 

You could try.

I'm guessing that you do have a router, you could try looking for it at
one of the common addresses for that private subnet, either or (x.x.x.254 being a common address for
routers, and the like, x.x.x.1 being another common address for the
first thing on the network).

(This computer runs FC7, my others run FC4, FC5 & FC6, in case that's
 important to the thread.)

Don't send private replies to my address, the mailbox is ignored.
I read messages from the public lists.

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