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 There are command-line and GUI tools for seeing the traffic on the netowrk:
 etherape ethereal, etterap, iftop, tcpick, vnstat, wireshark

  etherape and wireshark give nice GUI display and management for ethereal.
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Cheatsheets for using:
  packetlife.net/library/cheat-sheets/
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❄ etherape - graphical network monitor                - graphical, root

    Etherape.SourceForge.net/
    Network traffic is displayed using a graphical interface. Each node
    represents a specific host. Links represent connections to hosts. Nodes
    and links are color coded to represent different protocols forming the
    various types of traffic on the network. Individual nodes and their
    connecting links grow and shrink in size with increases and decreases
    in network traffic.

    # etherape -i eth0                   
    or choose from applications menu.

    Good walk-through, with screenshots;
      also shows advanced uses, cli stuff.
      TechRepublic.com/article/spy-on-your-network-with-etherape/5031581
    Summary description, and nice screenshots of etherape in action:
      VisualComplexity.com/vc/project.cfm?id=515

    EtherApe requires root privileges to run. As such, there can be risks
    to the machine(s) running EtherApe when connected to the internet.
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❄ ettercap                                                      cli, root(?)

       WikiPedia.org/wiki/Ettercap_(computing)
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❄ iftop                                                            cli, root
   command-line tool that displays bandwidth usage on an interface 
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❄ tcpick                                                            cli, root
    tcp stream sniifer
    tcpick -yP -i lo -C
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❄ vnstat                                                           cli, root
    console-based network traffic monitor 
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❄ wireshark (ethereal)                                                gui, root
    graphical network sniffer - WireShark.org/

       Download: WireShark.org/download.html
       Demo on youtube: YouTube.com/watch?v=NHLTa29iovU
       Explanation at wikipedia: WikiPedia.org/wiki/Wireshark