I represent a reasonably popular game server community here in Australia. We rent a dedicated server that has limited bandwidth. In the last couple of days we have seen a huge spike in our bandwidth consumption, despite outsourcing our download server to the US.
We are very interested in figuring out what exactly is using all this bandwidth suddenly.
Is the calculation on of disk space and bandwidth using the same table where 8 bits =1 byte so 1024kbits is 1kbyte??..I know this is true for networking, but for disk space I read somewhere that disk space uses a different table where 1000bits =1 kilobyte.
Whenever I'm downloading something with Firefox or other application and I try to access some website I get "server not found" response, which caused I'm sure because all of my limited bandwidth is being used by another process.
Is there a way to better distribute limited DSL bandwidth?
How do I tell how much load a particular process is contributing to each of several available volumes/mounts? Seems that dstat only shows aggregate stats across all processes per disk, and iotop only shows aggregates stats across all disks per process. Thanks.