Debugging Network Traffic

Debugging weird traffic patterns on the mac, you can use nettop. It shows the actual amount of data transferred by the process. It’s very helpful.

Commandline

nettop -m tcp

Example

kernel_task.0                                                                                                      1512 MiB        1041 MiB   387 KiB    11 MiB  1823 KiB
   tcp4 1.1.1.30:52104<->1.1.1.29:548                                                     en0   Established        1512 MiB        1041 MiB   387 KiB    11 MiB  1823 KiB 145.12 ms   791 KiB  1545 KiB    BK_SYS
vpnagentd.88                                                                                                        158 KiB         554 MiB     0 B       0 B      74 B
   tcp4 1.1.1.30:56141<->1.1.1.12:443                                                  en0   Established          26 KiB          12 KiB     0 B       0 B      74 B    77.25 ms   128 KiB    32 KiB        BE
   tcp4 127.0.0.1:29754<->localhost:49229                                                 lo0   Established         131 KiB         554 MiB     0 B       0 B       0 B     1.22 ms   266 KiB   379 KiB        BE
com.crowdstrike.341                                                                                                 995 KiB        5615 KiB   675 B     279 B      29 KiB
   tcp4 1.1.1.30:51978<->ec2-50-18-194-39.us-west-1.compute.amazonaws.com:443        en0   Established         995 KiB        5615 KiB   675 B     279 B      29 KiB  93.69 ms   128 KiB    55 KiB        RD

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