Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Networking
User Name
Linux - Networking This forum is for any issue related to networks or networking.
Routing, network cards, OSI, etc. Anything is fair game.


  Search this Thread
Old 06-28-2001, 04:44 AM   #1
Registered: May 2001
Posts: 63

Rep: Reputation: 15
Bandwidth Meter

When using linux as a router, is there any software tool that enables me to capture the Internet link bandwidth at various times in a day for the overall network to verify the Internet link speed?
Old 06-29-2001, 04:16 PM   #2
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jun 2001
Location: NY, USA
Distribution: Mandrake 6.5 or 7.1
Posts: 5

Rep: Reputation: 0
even if I don't have a straight answer I have 2 suggestions :
- Network traffic monitoring tools like NetXRay would do the job. I don't know if there is a Linux version of this particular tool, but you can run it from any Client Station to monitor your network activity.
- Most hardware routers (ie DSL routers) come with administration tools that allow you to monitor used BW. That might do the job too.

Old 06-30-2001, 04:34 PM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jun 2001
Location: Stockholm
Distribution: RedHat
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
Old 06-30-2001, 04:54 PM   #4
Registered: Jun 2000
Distribution: Debian, Red Hat, Slackware, Fedora, Ubuntu
Posts: 13,588

Rep: Reputation: 4058Reputation: 4058Reputation: 4058Reputation: 4058Reputation: 4058Reputation: 4058Reputation: 4058Reputation: 4058Reputation: 4058Reputation: 4058Reputation: 4058
I really like cricket.
Old 10-31-2002, 09:32 AM   #5
LQ Newbie
Registered: Mar 2002
Location: Connecticut
Distribution: Slackware, Debian
Posts: 10

Rep: Reputation: 0
Post Bandwidth monitoring vs. MRTG

I have the same issue. I run MRTG, but it updates every minute or so, and what I really want is more of an instantaneous reading of my outgoing bandwidth. Just a command-line reading would be sufficient, so I can see how much my FTP server is hogging.

I've tried intop (comes with ntop, uses the ntop sniffing engine), but it doesn't really tell me what I need to know, it can only tell me maximum throughput and packets sent.

I fail to see how there can't be a little utility for Linux that will show me what I want to see... There is DU Meter in Windows, or even the built in XP network performance graph...

I don't want a graph, though, just a simple k/sec reading. Does anyone have a solution for me?
Old 10-31-2002, 09:58 AM   #6
Registered: Oct 2002
Location: the Netherlands
Distribution: Debian - Sid
Posts: 33

Rep: Reputation: 15
I use RRDBrowse. It's based on RRD and it can update loads of interfaces/services or whatever. Take a look at

BTW, you do need a SNMP daemon installed.
Old 02-13-2004, 07:25 PM   #7
Registered: Oct 2003
Distribution: slackware9.1
Posts: 44

Rep: Reputation: 16
Try typing iptraf as root in a terminal. It's included with slackware9.1 and is very handy.
Old 02-15-2004, 07:24 AM   #8
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: England
Distribution: slackware, FreeBSD
Posts: 33

Rep: Reputation: 15
Originally posted by cjdock
Try typing iptraf as root in a terminal. It's included with slackware9.1 and is very handy.
Woah, thats really handy mate! Cheers
Old 06-15-2004, 10:19 AM   #9
LQ Newbie
Registered: Apr 2004
Distribution: RedHat
Posts: 6

Rep: Reputation: 0
Real time bandwidth monitor

I am currently using MRTG to graph the traffic going through my router but I am looking for a program that will show me SNMP statistics in realtime. Does such a program exist?


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Vsftpd - how to limit download bandwidth but unlimited upload bandwidth? mpls mikeg Linux - Software 3 08-13-2005 01:52 PM
ISP bandwidth meter chrisfirestar Linux - Networking 1 02-24-2005 10:54 PM
serial port bandwidth display meter ilnli Programming 0 02-04-2005 12:58 PM
Bandwidth Meter. RoaCh Of DisCor Linux - Software 1 11-02-2004 08:19 PM
Battery Meter yawara Linux - General 4 12-04-2002 11:49 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Networking

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:51 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration