Network activity monitor

Bill beau at
Thu Oct 21 03:24:12 UTC 2010

  On 10/20/2010 5:14 PM, rikona wrote:
> I'm having some ongoing issues with Comcast. I'd like to be able to
> monitor network speed/activity [just on one Ubuntu box, not the entire
> local net] on a continuous, moment-by-moment basis, and a log to
> remember start/stop times might be nice but not necessary. Graphical,
> like htop, would be preferred but not essential as long as it is
> continuous. What is the best tool to do that?
> Thanks,
> rikona
Who doesn't have p[problems with Comcast. There customer support is 
terrible especially when you have a network issue. Im a retired systems 
engineer and know when its them or there equipment. I finally dumped 
them and went with ATT DSL and havnt had any issues with them.

If you dont mind playing with snmp look up using mrtg. It will give you 
a graph that displays allot of different info depending on what you tell 
it to display using your servers web server. It can do in and out 
traffic for any or all of your network interfaces. You can specify how 
often to up date the image. You can display other things like temps, 
disk space, amount of people logged in and so on. As long as snmp can 
get the info you can display it.

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