Real-Time traffic monitor?

Roland Smith rsmith at
Thu Aug 16 11:17:06 PDT 2007

On Thu, Aug 16, 2007 at 01:03:54PM -0500, Eric F Crist wrote:
> Hey all,
> I've got a fairly heavy-duty machine doing firewalling for my network, and 
> the VAST majority of it's processing power is going unused.  As such, I'd 
> like to put X on this box, attach a monitor, and display a series of 
> real-time traffic graphs.  Does anyone know what the best software to use 
> for this would be?

For collecting data, I use pfstat. With a perl script and gnuplot I
create graphs from that data. With telak
( I put those graphs on the root
window. See

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