Linux Traffic/Bandwidth monitoring

Steve Mynott steve at
Fri Jan 19 13:12:47 GMT 2007

On Fri, Jan 19, 2007 at 10:01:17AM +0000, Gareth Harper typed:

> Recently my bytemark vm has started to be utilised more than it has in 
> the past (which is good).  Unfortunately the traffic monitoring tools on 
> the bytemark website have been removed and I'd like to monitor how much 
> throughput and traffic my machine is/has been utilising.  I've taken a 
> look at ntop and a few other packages which seem to be a little 
> heavyweight for my liking (memory intensive and not providing quite what 
> I want).


> I'd ideally like to be able to graph throughput (kb/sec) over a 
> configurable timeframe (say in 5 minute intervals), and also Kb used 
> over a configurable timeframe.  (so the two graphs would be KB/sec over 
> time and KB over time). 

You could also configure SNMP and poll the network interfaces via cricket
and plot the network traffic per interface.

Steve Mynott <steve at>

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