High Traffic on Layer 2 Interface without IP - ntopng
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I am trying to determine traffic usage by IP across 3 VLANs. Initially it looked like WAN Traffic exceeded Host traffic by 24GB. After checking again I found 24GB of usage for a physical interface without an IP. This is confusing for several reasons.
1. Physical interface without an IP, shouldn't be able to access internet.
2. Why would pfsense/ntop use 24GB in 5 days?
cellular router 172.16.100.1
igb0 WAN / 172.16.100.2
igb1 LAN / 10.1.1.1
igb2 OPT1 / no IP
igb2.10 / 10.4.10.1 MGMT
igb2.20 / 10.4.20.1 WIFIGUEST
igb2.30 / 10.4.30.1 WIFISTAFF
Traffic Totals (from Host Tables)
igb0 WAN 26GB
igb1 LAN 0
igb2 OPT1 0
Host traffic = 2GB vs WAN traffic 24GB, doesn't add up. More checking, I found:
Layer 2 Devices: MAC of igb2 = 24GB Traffic.
Traffic for WAN vs Host + Layer 2 are now equal but how, why?
Possibly unrelated, I suspected a webcam as the cause of the traffic. Searching for the webcam host in ntop returns host 10.4.10.251 cannot be found and has probably expired. This happens while I'm connected to the webcam and I can confirm it's regularly uploading.
Thanks for your help.