App to identify web traffic

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  1. adam9c1 macrumors 65816

    adam9c1

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    Need to find an app that will identify current web traffic per port and bandwidth.

    Our network admin thinks OS X caching server is causing issues on the network creating too many SSL connections and choking his web filter.
    I suspect there is a qos implementation blocking access to Apple as a whole as most of the time any App store downloads are very slow and eventually they time out.
     
  2. campyguy macrumors 68030

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    Little Snitch. QED. I still haven't found any network process or activity it doesn't have the ability to monitor and display.
     
  3. adam9c1 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Does it let me export graph data?

    Will it show bandwidth per hour? IN OUT
     
  4. adam9c1 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'm looking for something like Netusetrafficmonitor but for a local port.
    I'm not sure if Little Snitch provides that info.
     
  5. campyguy macrumors 68030

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    The utility does export graph data - they're called a Snapshot. The Monitor has panels for data usage for either or all of service, local network and/or web traffic - and ports can be sniffed, monitored, and blocked/opened individually and per-application.

    For instance, I use a web app named Fluid that allow for using on a dedicated site and I can opt to keep cookies and tracking totally with the Fluid app. I use Little Snitch to allow that Fluid app to talk to the relevant data servers but also block Twitter/Facebook/etc. by setting up Rules within Little Snitch. I can also block unwanted traffic globally or per-application - and save and share that preference set among my Macs.

    LS also allows for approving/denying network activity for every process - which can get kind of busy, and also for limited periods of time or "forever". The dev does have a trial - Objective Development, and they've been around for quite a while.
     
  6. campyguy macrumors 68030

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    Almost forgot - LS can also monitor and create a log dump (capture file - pcap file) for any individual process or port.
     
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