I want to see how the Internet usage from my Ubuntu 2013.10 machine is divided between hosts. Example:

43% Netflix
21% Jamendo
12% Wikicommons
8% Flickr
5% Mail.ru
3% Mysface


  • Measure all traffic going through wlan0, both download/upload
  • Show percentages (or data size) by domain
  • Group subdomains (both www.ibm.com and ftp.ibm.com go into a single figure ibm.com)
  • Don't show traffic from my computer to my computer
  • Open Source

Strongly wanted:

  • Intelligent grouping, for instance 1e100.net is Google, fbcdn.net is Facebook
  • Display as a chart (ideally a pie chart for the whole month).
  • Don't include traffic between the OS and my local VirtualBox virtual machines.

Seen below, ntop is quite close, but unfortunately it shows local traffic, ( is the same machine, ff02::fb is localhost in IPv6, etc), and the host names are not useful, (nrt* is actually nrt*.1e100.net, which is Google).

ntop example bar chart

  • Major flaw in this... HTTPS. HTTPS will hide the actual domain making things far more complicated in your case. May 15 '16 at 1:23
  • @SlavaKnyazev: It is not a problem. HTTPS does not hide IP addresses. Thus a simple reverse DNS lookup reveals the domain of any HTTPS request, even if the inside of the packets can not be seen.
    – Nicolas Raoul
    May 16 '16 at 3:15
  • What about when multiple services are under the same IP? May 16 '16 at 3:19
  • @SlavaKnyazev: If several services run at the same IP, I am OK with them being represented as a single service.
    – Nicolas Raoul
    May 16 '16 at 4:02

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