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Old 10-28-2005, 12:44 AM   #1
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How to find the amount of data downloaded when connected to a network

Hi all,
I would like to find the amount of data dowloaded by my system whenever i am connected to the internet so that i can keep tab on the usage. by 'downloaded' i mean all the data received by the system, not just the files we get by right-click and 'save target as'.
is there a command to do this or should i write a program? if i have to write a program, please tell how to go about it.
i am using Linux fedora core 3

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Old 10-28-2005, 12:58 AM   #2
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You can look at RX bytes as repored by ifconfig.
ifconfig eth0 | sed -n 's/.*RX bytes:\([0-9]*\) .*/\1/p'
Old 10-30-2005, 12:25 AM   #3
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thanks, randyding.


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