is there a utillity...?

Bas Smeelen b.smeelen at ose.nl
Wed Nov 3 06:36:53 UTC 2010


On 11/03/2010 06:55 AM, Dan Nelson wrote:
> In the last episode (Nov 02), Gary Kline said:
>> On Wed, Nov 03, 2010 at 01:44:37AM +0000, Bruce Cran wrote:
>>> On Wednesday 03 November 2010 01:17:00 Gary Kline wrote:
>>>> 	The Bps Down is supposed to me 1M.  Up is 864Kbps.  I spent hours
>>>> 	googling around and trying things.  So far, not much.  ---It occured
>>>> 	that I _might_ be geting the full thru-put; that it is data that is
>>>> 	flowing in via the background that stalls things.  (I have just shut
>>>> 	off the automated flow.)
>>> You can run "systat -if" to see how much bandwidth is being used by the
>>> computer.  At 1M you should see around 120KB/s downlink.
>> Yes... outstanding.  Is there any sort of GUI app tat has this in a geaph
>> or histogram?
> Not a gui app, but I use "netstat -I em0 1" a lot to watch my network
> activity.  Replace em0 with your nic device.  Gkrellm is a gui app that
> gives you little network histograms for each interface, but they're little :)
Or in Gnome put the system monitor thing on a panel
I used to use vnstat for this on servers
Path:    /usr/ports/net/vnstat
Info:    A console-based network traffic monitor


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