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karniv0re's Journal: Bandwidth Hog Found, and It's About to be Roasted on a Spit

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For fuck's sake. After about six months of getting overage notifications from Cox and being completely baffled at what was causing it, I finally figured it out. My computer was a red herring. I had Splunk set up monitoring logs, usage, watching Wireshark to see what was going on with my packets. Nothing pointed to a crazy process sucking down fatty packets. Then I started watching the lights on my router. I noticed when I disabled my WiFi on my computer, the little "i" icon was still flashing like crazy along with port 1, which was my Google TV appliance. Hrmmmm....

Then I came across this:

http://forums.logitech.com/t5/Revue-and-Accessories/Google-Play-Music-v4-3-609-Background-Downloading-many-GB-s/m-p/882344

Google Play Music is the culprit. I am going to try clearing the cache, uninstalling, re-installing, and rebooting. We'll see if that marks an improvement.

Sheesh. That was a ridiculously convoluted solution to a ridiculously annoying problem.

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Bandwidth Hog Found, and It's About to be Roasted on a Spit

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