[ubuntu-uk] Broadband usage meter

Avi Greenbury avismailinglistaccount at googlemail.com
Mon Dec 6 21:49:32 GMT 2010

On Mon, 06 Dec 2010 10:46:57 +0000
Gordon Burgess-Parker <gbplinux at gmail.com> wrote:

> Any recommendations for a Broadband Usage meter? (I'm on BT and
> capped at 10GB per month...)
> Cheers

Having briefly looked into this, I couldn't find any sensible way of
extracting that information out of the HomeHub.
My brother did knock up something sort-of reliable that screen scraped
the bandwidth usage from its web UI, we didn't even get far enough to
store the numbers well enough to survive router reboots.

If you've only a single machine, something like Munin will happily
graph its bandwidth usage, and can be configured into adding them up
for all connected hosts. But then every WiFi host needs munin installed.

The situation my dad ended up with is to rely on BT's warning email at
80% of usage, and bear the cap in mind during the month.


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