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Linux program to look into what you're downloading

Is there a linux program that allows you to look into your current download traffic? Something that can list all the addresses I am currently connected to and downloading from.
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Can't access select https sites on Linux over PPPoE

My internet connection used to be a direct LAN connection to my provider. Back then, everything would load fine on both Windows and Ubuntu (dual boot). However, a while ago they started needing me to ...
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Merging two internet connections from two network interfaces in order to obtain double speed

I have two network interfaces (one wired & one wireless). I have two internet accounts too (each 256 kBps; one from a modem that I use as wired connection & the other from a wireless network). ...
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Measuring internet connection quality

I'm having WLAN trouble on my dualbooting win/linux laptop - the connection on linux side has occasional trouble, and seems somewhat slow and chunky. I would try to fix this issue by fiddling with all ...
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Hotspot and Internet access together — why not?

If I try to set up an hotspot in GNOME, I get the following message: If you have a connection to the Internet other than wireless, you can use it to share your internet connection with others. ...
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NAT (Internet connection sharing) switching between multiple public interfaces

My Ubuntu 12.04 (precise) laptop has three network interfaces: eth0: wired interface sometimes connected to the Internet wlan0: wireless interface sometimes connected to the Internet vboxnet0: wired ...
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Terminal commands equivalent to NetworkManager's “Use as Hotspot” option

I'm making a gui application which will control my laptop in order to make it act as a wifi hotspot. I may change distributions so I want to find a solution which will work generally for all ...
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Preventing program from using internet

Is there a way to block certain programs from being able to connect to the internet in Debian (a firewall blocking outgoing connections), so for example, to block a windows program running in wine ...
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periodically can't access google

On a daily basis, at around the same time each day (early morning and early afternoon), my computer stops being able to access google or any sites that use google code (including sites that use google ...
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Serve Internet to remote machine via SSH session?

The machine via which I'm SSHing to the remote/host machine (same network/LAN) has access to the Internet but the host doesn't. Running updates and installing packages on the host gets quite ...
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Arch Linux on Virtualbox Internet Connection Issue on VirtualBox

I have successfully installed Arch Linux on VirtualBox but the internet is not working in it. There was no issue with the internet connection during the installation but when I boot from the virtual ...
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Outlook.com usage impeded in Linux

Question in a nutshell: how can I determine the cause of a problem that occurs in Linux but not Windows (my working theory: it is due to differences between IcedTea-based Java and the Java run in ...
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Why can't I ping Google?

I can't ping google.com (unknown host). But I can ping IP addresses. I tried to ping the IP address of Google but it doesn't work. resolv.conf nameserver 8.8.8.8 nameserver 209.139.209.33 ...
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Adding a network card to the modprobe file

I'm trying to setup an ADSL connection on an Arch Linux machine. I read the Arch wiki article on Internet Access, but I'm still confused -- how do I add my network card to the modprobe file?
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Is it possible to simulate “no external access” from a Linux machine when developing?

Sometimes I upload an application to a server that doesn't have external internet access. I would like to create the same environment in my machine for testing some features in the application and ...
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Internet(ADSL) connection doesn't seem to be working on Arch

I've already set up ADSL and used it already for a system update, so I'm sure the set up is ok but pacman suddenly stopped working and when I checked ping wasn't working too. How can I find out what ...
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Ping doesn't work, but I can browse through the internet

Pinging my default gateway is working properly and I can browse google and facebook in my browser. But, ping google.com and ping facebook.com on my terminal are not working. PING google.com ...
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Host unreachable and I do not get why

I can not open a specific website. This is a website hosted by our company, and I know it is up. However, these are my symptoms: VARIABLES: host.com - the website I can not open x.x.x.x - the IP of ...
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anonymous url navigation in command line?

Is there any way to anonymize http requests through the command line? In other words, is it possible to wget a page without the requester's IP showing up?
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Problem with recursive download using wget

I am trying to learn how to use recursive download with wget from the wget info page. For example, let us try to download all the images of xkcd. A list of all the pages is present in the xkcd ...
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Internet access via server

We have proxy-server and I run Linux Mint 15 Mate. I've set up network connection and Firefox prompts for login/pass and then connects to Internet. When trying to look for updates/new software, system ...
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Share Internet connection from a Debian laptop to a FreeBSD desktop

I have this situation: My Debian laptop is connected to the Internet via its wlan interface through my wireless router. Recently I decided to install FreeBSD on a very old machine (a celeron 300Mhz) ...
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Determine monthly internet transfer to detect right FUP

I live in a country where many ISP (internet service providers) have FUP (fair use policy, limit on amount of data transferred). I need to get a new connection and I would like to measure how much ...
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Debian Wheezy subnet configuration (proxy, MASQUARADing etc.)

I have a "server" with eth1 having a full IP address, DNS, gateway and proxy name connected to the university internet/intranet provider and eth0 IP 192.168.1.2 connected by a gigabit switch with two ...
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Get my country by IP in bash

I want to use the name of the country where I am now in a bash script. I can get the external IP using next command: curl ifconfig.me But how can I get my country name?
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Internet SSH Server Security Considerations

What steps should I take to reasonably secure my linux desktop before opening sshd to the Internet so I can connect from anywhere?
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Shell Scripting: Proper way to check for internet connectivity?

I found scripts that say they check for internet connectivity. Some check the ip address if the interface is connected BUT it does not check for internet connectivity. I found some that uses ping like ...
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Can't connect to steam

I've just installed Steam on my computer, created a Steam account and tried clicking on the steam icon to load it. It gave me the following error and then shuts down: If I type steam in the ...
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Should /etc/hosts contain the domain name or the FQDN?

If I want to add an entry to /etc/hosts to resolve all traffic for example.com to 1.2.3.4, do I need to add 1.2.3.4 example.com 1.2.3.4 www.example.com 1.2.3.4 smtp.example.com 1.2.3.4 ...
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Spoof current MAC address to a known address to trick router and register device

I want to connect to a device to the internet, a Roku player, that has its own MAC address. The network that I currently have access to requires that I login using my credentials prior to being ...
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Share Internet Connection from computer to new router

On my linux computer I have an external wlan adapter which is connected wirelessly to internet (an access point). Now I want to connect my linux computer via ethernet cable to a new ddwrt router. This ...
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Auto disconnect from WLAN if unused

For Nokia N900 there is an app called AutoDisconnect which monitors the WLAN usage and closes the connection if the traffic is very low. I'd like to have something like this on my future notebook in ...
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Blocking Websites with /etc/hosts

There's a website, www.example.com, that I tried to block myself from accessing because it wastes too much of my time. So I configured my /etc/hosts file. I added the following lines, to block the ...
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Can not connect wirelessly to internet in CrunchBang 10

I am trying to install Crunch Bang 10 on a clients computers. The problem is, wireless internet is not working. Internet on the computer has worked before when it had Lubuntu on it. I have wired ...
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Debian: No internet connection on reboot

A server I develop on ran out of memory during an overnight job and had to be rebooted. Upon reboot, it no longer has an internet connection. I've exhausted my google-fu abilities trying to ...
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How to check and block processes connecting to internet directly?

Is there a way to find which processes in my system are getting connected to net automatically. Is there a way to select and block net access of some processes permanently? I use mint 11. I use a USB ...
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What application can I use to block hosts with regex?

Is there any tool/application that I can use to block hosts from all forms of connection from my computer? Currently I use /etc/hosts and place the absolute host like this: 127.0.0.1 ...
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Internet disappears regularly

About a month ago I installed the newest version of Linux Mint (14). I use Linux the whole day on my laptop but every 1-2 hours my internet connection (Wi-Fi) magically disappears for about 10 ...
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MAC OS X lion mac address spoofing problem

I have to change the MAC address of my Macbook due to ISP issues. I changed it using: sudo ifconfig en1 ether my_new_mac_address And it is changed successfully when I check it through: ifconfig ...
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Pinguy OS 11.04 WiFi and Wired Networking is not working

I was attempting to install Pinguy OS from a YUMI created USB thumb drive, with the computer wired to my router. The internet, however, was not working. After the install, it still is not working. ...
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Resolve filename from a remote URL without downloading a file

I am creating a script, which should download latest version of an application from repository and deploy the app. The main issue: there are several repositories and I need to check, which of them ...
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CentOS 6.5 in virtual box : can't install any package

I have just installed CentOS 6.5 on my virtualbox. I wanted to install the GUI, using this command : yum groupinstall -y 'X Window System' but it gave me the following error message : "couldn't ...
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Commandline tool for comprehensive and integrated testing of internet connectivity

Is there a commandline tool for GNU/Linux which will analyse download and upload speed, packet-loss, latency and other factors which will indicate internet connectivity status?
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Port forwarding and masquerading

What is the relationship between port-forwarding and masquerading? If server A is configured to masquerade its clients, and client B accesses the Internet through server A, then since client B is ...
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record daily internet bandwidth usage

I am using internet connection with data cap. I want to record my daily internet usage in a file, is there any tool for this or perhaps you can suggest a script that would run as daemon? (I am not ...
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CentOS: Sharing WLAN for internet access

I have installed CentOS 6.2 on HP Proliant server. I want to share my USB wireless internet (Tata photon +). I am able to start internet on my server, but when I enable my LAN, I don't have internet ...
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Where are Proxy Settings Stored?

I'm coding a small application that connects to the Internet and retrieves information from my server using bsd socket. I looked at where the proxy settings are stored under Linux but i couldn't the ...
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Only allow process to run between hours x and y

I use a mobile data connection service. I only have unrestricted bandwidth between 9am and 4pm. I wonder how I can "silence" applications such as the Dropbox applet outside that schedule. I thought ...
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Linux: monitor my own internet usage page by page

I have a monthly broadband subscription which rolls over on the 23rd of each month. I had arrived near the end of my usage so I was carefully checking that I didn't go over my limit - they crucify you ...
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RHEL 7.0 can't connect to internet

I'm setting up a new RHEL 7.0 installation (we're running the trial), but I can't get it to connect to the internet from command line. I'm trying to add these repos, as I currently have 0 installed, ...