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Old 05-26-2006, 11:07 AM   #1
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Bandwidth testing

Is there anyway to test my bandwidth (up/down) from the command line? I am trying to get an idea of what my average bandwidth is without having to run tests manually every hour.
Old 05-26-2006, 12:59 PM   #2
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When I scan the debian repos, I get the following:

bmon - portable bandwidth monitor and rate estimator
bwm - BandWidth Monitor
glcpu - 3D-plotter for system activity
ibod - ISDN MPPP bandwidth on demand daemon
ipband - daemon for subnet bandwidth monitoring with reporting via email
iptotal - monitor for IP traffic, not requiring SNMP
libnws-dev - Grid monitoring infrastructure (headers and devel documentation)
nload - A realtime console network usage monitor
nws - Grid monitoring infrastructure (executables and man pages)
videogen - Create arbitrary-res modelines using hardware parameters
webmin-bandwidth - bandwidth monitoring module for webmin
Old 05-26-2006, 02:05 PM   #3
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I think you misunderstood my question. I have the programs I need to monitor the network traffic. Before I split up my traffic, I need to get an idea of my total bandwidth. I think will give you your up/download speeds. Once I get my average, I can split that up between users. But I am unable to be testing the bandwidth every hour. I hope that makes what I am trying to accomplish more clear.


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