Solved

What are the worst "bandwidth hogs"?

Posted on 2008-10-17
4
399 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-14
My office is regularly using up our entire 1.5 Mbps DSL line.  I've already sent an email to the office asking everyone to limit their use of streaming audio and video, especially during the peak hours.  What other activities can be "bandwidth hogs" in a typical office?  FTP?  Exchange? (We use a third-party for Exchange.)  Other activities?

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:jdana
4 Comments
 
LVL 18

Assisted Solution

by:flyingsky
flyingsky earned 166 total points
ID: 22745230
honestly, 1.5M is very easy to maxed out. How many people in that office? outlook if configured using cache mode shouldn't be too bad. But FTP, even HTTP could make things pretty bad if you have serveral users at the same time.
0
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
omic_admin earned 167 total points
ID: 22745315
If you use a third party for your Exchange hosting, then that could be a major hog, but using something like a packet sniffer on your network may give you much more insight, as well as which individuals may be the culprit
0
 

Author Comment

by:jdana
ID: 22745396
A buddy mentioned P2P apps.  I wasn't sure what he meant.  Is he talking about a VNC-based service like GoToMyPC?  We have a few folks that use GoToMyPC.  What about BitTorrent?
0
 
LVL 12

Assisted Solution

by:hfraser
hfraser earned 167 total points
ID: 22746619
You haven't mentioned how you've determined your connection is being saturated, but if you have a way to monitor traffic, a tool like Wireshark for an instantaneous view or Ntop on a Linux box for longer-term trending will give you a definitive answer to your question.
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Laptop Securtiy (physical) 9 47
Web filters via Virgin Media Superhub 2 (UK resopndants please) 13 88
Synching 20Gig  file with Google drive 6 94
Cisco Access point 6 60
    Over the past few years, small business and home owners have become so dependent on internet that a need for redundancy has arisen.    What happens when your small business or home / home office loses its internet connection?  The results c…
This solves the problem of diagnosing why an internet connection is no longer working. It also helps identify the likely cause of the lost connection if the procedure fails to re-establish your internet connection. It helps to pinpoint the likely co…
This Micro Tutorial hows how you can integrate  Mac OSX to a Windows Active Directory Domain. Apple has made it easy to allow users to bind their macs to a windows domain with relative ease. The following video show how to bind OSX Mavericks to …
Learn how to create flexible layouts using relative units in CSS.  New relative units added in CSS3 include vw(viewports width), vh(viewports height), vmin(minimum of viewports height and width), and vmax (maximum of viewports height and width).

895 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

14 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now