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wpost 05-27-2010 05:37 PM

Non-root alternative to iftop
 
I like how iftop shows at a glance and in real time where my bandwidth is going. It requires root privileges, however. Is there a similar command or tool that a regular user can use to visualize bandwidth use? Say the kind of user who shouldn't be given the keys to the kingdom?

Bratmon 05-29-2010 05:20 PM

I don't know if there is another tool, but that's what sudo is for.

unSpawn 05-29-2010 05:56 PM

Measuring bandwidth requires root privileges always but actually there's two answers: use Sudo or use a tool with a separate interface (CGI?) or one that can output to say HTML: vnstat (CLI), Ntop, Trisul, bwm-ng (output) et cetera. For more choices check out Freshmeat and Sourceforge.

wpost 05-29-2010 06:55 PM

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Originally Posted by unSpawn (Post 3985830)
Measuring bandwidth requires root privileges always but actually there's two answers: use Sudo or use a tool with a separate interface...

Not the answer I was hoping for, but is the answer I needed. Thanks.


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