Unusually high traffic on new server

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by ccutler, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Aug 4, 2010
    I recently purchased a colocated mac mini, and have not even configured the server yet (its been sitting for roughly 6 weeks now).

    I checked the traffic logs today (provided by the host, not on the server) and I am seeing .5 GB incoming and 1.5 - 2.5 GB outgoing daily. This amounts to roughly 40GB in the past month. It appears to have started a week after I signed up.

    I contacted the host and they said this is normal for Snow Leopard.

    Can anyone confirm that this IS normal? 1.5 - 2 GB daily outgoing seems awfully high to me.

  2. Moderator emeritus


    Aug 16, 2005
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 4, 2010
    Well, its a mac mini running snow leopard, not serving anything - pretty much new out of the box.
  4. macrumors 68030

    Les Kern

    Apr 26, 2002
    "I contacted the host and they said this is normal for Snow Leopard"

    My ass.
    More info is needed, like what host, but SL server without ANY services running will generate close to ZERO traffic. However, if you HAVE set up some services, like Update Server, that IS normal.
  5. macrumors 601

    Aug 15, 2005
    But that would mean more incoming data, not outgoing (from the view of the server).

    OP, if no services are running on the box (exclusion of DNS and Open Directory), this just isn't possible.

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