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Rubbernet 1.1 – Keeps an eye on your all network-enabled apps running on your Mac.

Appked/ Featured/on 2011-06-21 04:30

Rubbernet provides a breakdown of per-app network usage, so you can quickly detect apps that phone home, connect to servers without your knowledge, or blame the app that’s slowing down your network.

Features:

  • Real-time network dashboard:
    Rubbernet provides real-time monitoring so you can keep an eye on the exact state of your live network connections. With the Activity sidebar, you’ll be able to see which applications are currently communicating over your network. When connections are idle, they will dim to let you know that traffic has stopped.
  • App bandwidth usage:
    Rubbernet provides a breakdown of per-app network usage, so you can quickly detect apps that phone home, connect to certain servers without your knowledge, or blame the app that’s slowing down your network.
  • Live graphs:
    Real-time charting displays download and upload transfer rates for all active apps on all monitored Macs. Visualize your network usage and get a bead on network hogs before they get out of control.
  • Remote monitoring:
    Monitor all computers on your network from one Rubbernet instance on your Mac. No need to get up and open Rubbernet on a remote Mac to see its network statistics. Unlike other network monitoring tools, there is no complicated setup. It takes just a second to install or uninstall the necessary tools for Rubbernet to work. After that, they sit quietly in the background and provide the app with live data with minimal resource consumption.
  • Multi-user support:
    Have multiple user accounts on your Macs? Rubbernet automatically assigns every incoming and outgoing connections to the users they belong to.
  • One-click install/uninstall:
    Unlike other network monitoring tools, there is no complicated setup. It takes just a second to install or uninstall the necessary tools for Rubbernet to work. After that, they sit quietly in the background and provide the app with live data with minimal resource consumption.

 

WHAT’S NEW
Version 1.1:

  • Automatic DNS resolution and corresponding checkbox in Preferences
  • Daemon passwords are now stored in the Mac OS X Keychain
  • Summary view: Apps appear as ‘inactive’ instead of disappearing
  • Summary view: Displays total in/out bytes for each app
  • Summary view: Overall bandwidth graph
  • Click on global bandwidth in the bottom bar to toggle with global totals (total in/total out)
  • Fixed a dangling preposition in the connect screen
  • Fixed a font smoothing issue
  • Improved performance when dealing with thousands of connections