[pulseaudio-discuss] Make discoverable PA network sound devices available locally results in huge network traffic

Maarten Bosmans mkbosmans at gmail.com
Thu Jan 20 15:52:23 PST 2011

It looks like you have pavucontrol open on the laptop (twice). As it
connects to all the sources to display a vumeter, an audio stream from
the desktop to the laptop is necessary.

It looks like also all the sinks and sources from a third computer
"jenny" are forwarded to the laptop, further contributing to the

Do you still see excessive bandwidth usage with pavucontrol (and
possibly other programs) closed?


2011/1/20 Brian J. Murrell <brian at interlinx.bc.ca>:
> Maarten Bosmans <mkbosmans <at> gmail.com> writes:
>> It looks like both are from your PC. You probably SSH'ed into your
>> laptop with the -X option.
> Doh!  Yes, I forgot that convenience of PA.
> Corrected.  My apologies.
> FWIW, that 5Mb/s appears to be 2Mb/s in one direction and 3Mb/s in the other,
> not all in one direction.
> Cheers,
> b.
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