[ubuntu-uk] ISPs

RichardA pingvin at simaric.net
Wed Jul 30 01:07:41 BST 2008

> For bandwidth monitoring you could use a program that can handle SNMP like
> nagios.

Isn't Nagios overkill for something like this?

Typing these just before powering down the PC would save the date and
the amount of traffic for that session in a text file:

date +%F >> net_traffic.txt
ifconfig | grep -m 1 "RX bytes" >> net_traffic.txt

But this is incredibly ugly. Maybe someone could post a better command,
and which file to put it in to have it executed automatically at

-- Richard

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