Thursday, April 23, 2009

Monitor your bandwidth in Linux with IPTraf

I found a great little program for monitoring bandwidth usage on a Linux computer from the console. Its called IPTraf. This little tool is ideal to see what is hogging up all the bandwidth because it has a feature to monitor bandwidth by port. By default it only scans up to port 1024 but you can add additional ones beyond that if you'd like.

To install in Ubuntu:
sudo aptitude install iptraf
For other distros check out the download page on the website. The program requires administrator powers to run.

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