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I would like to have a simple application to show information about the network I'm connected to. It should display which computers are connected, how much bandwidth they use and what they use it for. I can do this using nmap and wireshark, etc, but I would like something much simpler, that anyone can use with little information in advance. Does anyone know of such an app?

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If your network equipment supports NetFlow or sFlow, you can setup nfdump with NfSen on Ubuntu to analyze your network's usage.

Here's an excellent guide on setting up NfSsen which I found very useful.


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