Sophos XG: How to monitor bandwidth usage between IPs in real-time


The article describes the steps to monitor XG firewall traffic in real time from the command line. For example, to identify what IP is using bandwidth

How to configure

  • Login to Sophos XG device by Admin account or using SSH software to access to Sophos XG by Admin account
  • On the web interface of Sophos XG -> Click Console on the right top
  • Choose Option 5
  • Choose Option 3
  • Enter the command iftop -i IFNAME (IFNAME is the name of the interface, usually the LAN interface)
  • The description for the tool output is as follow
  • To stop the tool -> Click Q
  • To show the traffic separated by source and destination port -> Enter the command iftop -i IFNAME -P

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