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Old 09-14-2015, 09:15 AM   #1
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Question Bandwidth Monitor on Debian xfce ?

Hi, I have Debian 8.2 xfce.

I just would like to know about a bandwidth monitor program that works with debian xfce.

All I want is a program that:

1- easy to install & read.

2- comes with a taskbar widget & monitors my usage live.

3- has a feature that enables me to calculate my monthly usage from a certain date of the month.

4- (optional) can put a limit to my usage either daily or monthly.

Please note that I'm a beginner and I mostly use the terminal for installing and basic commands; I don't want a non-GUI program.

I already installed vnstat on other desktop environments but I can't see it on xfce. I googled this a lot but I couldn't find what I want. I'd appreciate any help, Thanks.
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vnstat is available for Debian too:
$ aptitude show vnstat


Beskrivning: console-based network traffic monitor
 vnStat is a network traffic monitor for Linux. It keeps a log of daily
 network traffic for the selected interface(s). vnStat is not a packet
 sniffer. The traffic information is analyzed from the /proc
 filesystem, so vnStat can be used without root permissions.
So my guess is that if you follow this guide you ought to be able to get a GUI version up and running:

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