see what traffic is mostly hitting you

tcpdump -i eth0 -n | head
Sometimes it is useful to have just a general picture of "what is taking all the bandwidth here". Running this command will limit tcpdump to a few packets (instead of flooding your terminal endlessly) and will provide a small, but sometimes sufficient, sample to determine what is going on. Useful to quickly diagnose DOS attacks.

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By: anarcat
2011-12-06 18:34:51

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