Using the performance graphs built into my dump1090-mutability release, I find strangely spiky output bandwidth from feeding through the Piaware package. I’d have thought I would see a more average kind of internet bandwidth being used rather than this odd burst-like usage. Any ideas would be very much appreciated.
This graph covers a week of Internet upload and download activity.
I doubt that the spikes are from piaware; ADS-B data is on the order of 1-2kB/s and mlat is on the order of 5-10kB/s peak.
You might want to do some more digging to work out exactly where the traffic is coming from.
note that dump1090-mutability does nothing to monitor system network usage, you must mean something else.
Thanks much for the replies guys. I suspect that the main possibility for spikes might have been identified by Boab. I need to look and see when these spikes are happening. If they come in the middle of the night, then it isn’t the running of the webserver to watch the traffic. I do play with the thing and sometimes leave it serving the dynamic map pages, so I expect that this is what the data is. I’m not really suspicious that my receiver has been hacked and is communicating with unauthorised bad guys - I have set up three separate receivers based on retired and formatted netbooks that I have acquired and these do this behaviour right out of the box so the chances of them being compromised by malware or other nasties straight off are not very high at all.
I will do some systematic tests recording the times of webpage serving and leave long timed intervals of not serving the pages to confirm the hypothesis.