pidgin at purpletrafficlight.net
Wed Nov 26 22:58:59 EST 2014
... actually, that's just how much it's /received/ in the last hour.
It's additionally /sent/ over twice that. I just can't imagine why idle
chat protocols would need to send a megabyte of data every two or three
On 27/11/14 14:53, Mik Scheper wrote:
> In an effort to curb bandwidth charges, I've been running nethogs
> <http://nethogs.sourceforge.net/> lately, and was surprised by just
> how much bandwidth my Pidgin installation burns through. It's used up
> over 12MB in the past hour, even though I've only exchanged a few chat
> strings with people.
> I would expect overhead from status messages and keeping track of
> who's on and who's offline, but not that much! I have about a dozen
> different chat accounts using various protocols; it'd be interesting
> to know whether one's being a particular hog. Does anybody know of a
> plug-in to help with that, or have any experience with particular
> culprits (e.g. Facebook)? I know I can just activate and deactivate
> accounts and see what changes, but it'd be nice if there was a more
> convenient way.
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