Network throughput

Mike Woods mike at
Wed Jan 11 11:39:08 UTC 2012

Hi guys, Been a while since i've had need to post to the list :)

I'm trying to gather network throughput information on a box of ours  
and I'm having a little problem, the throughput is to be measured on a  
per-minute basis and i've been trying to use netstat for this (count  
now - count before/timeperiod) however netstats byte counter resets  
far too quickly to be usefull (this is a busy gb link), i've had a  
look at vnstat but this only seems to operation on an hour or higher  
and I need to get down to the minute, does anyone have any suggestions  
of a tool better suited to this ?

Mike Woods
Full of squishy cynicism

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