(OSX) Monitor Traffic by IP/Site + Monthly Log

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by ipsychedelic, Apr 20, 2016.

  1. ipsychedelic macrumors 6502a

    ipsychedelic

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    Hello,

    Does anybody know of an app that allows me to monitor traffic going on my Mac, but giving detailed info per website.
    For instance I want to know how much bandwidth is wasted on youtube, netflix, and so on.

    I find that most apps available are useless for this purpose as they only monitor the usual "Mbs In/Out" and they all seem to do the same.

    Little Snitch is close to what I want, but only allows for manual snapshots, there is no monthly log and I assume the same for the competitor HandOff (or w/e).

    I guess I could try Wireshark and some heavy scripting but I was wondering if there is something already done out there.

    On iOS, Apple itself has this built-in for data usage, which is great.

    But on OS X it's a bit harder since you usually connect to the same website on different apps and such, making a "per app" approach not so interesting as a Website/IP approach.

    I tried search but most of the time it's basically recommendations for "In/Out" traffic. I can already do that easily with DD-WRT, and I can even go further as to monitor per device by installing some kind of third party plugin.

    Thanks for your time!
     
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  3. ipsychedelic thread starter macrumors 6502a

    ipsychedelic

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    Thanks for the reply.

    No, I'm looking for software, not really interested in adding more hardware to the pipeline.
     
  4. rnbwd macrumors regular

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  5. ipsychedelic thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry for the late reply, haven't been on in a while.
    Anyway, no, seems like it will only show the transfer speed and that's it.
    However thanks, seems like a pretty cool tool, may try to install it on the RPi for remote monitoring!
     

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