[Lvlug] bandwidth tester
thehead at patshead.com
Mon Oct 3 18:04:54 EDT 2005
Faber Fedor wrote:
> Anyone know of a bandwidth measurement tool?
> I do NOT want to measure maximum bandwidth; I want to measure what's on
> the wire at the moment.
> I want to do something like this: measure the current bandwidth when I'm
> just fetching email and surfing the web. Then I want to run a remote X
> Desktop and see what my bandwidth usage is like. Then I want to have
> another computer on the network start a remote X desktop and measure
> MRTG seem like it might do it, but that seems to be alot to install just
> for this small piece of functionality.
> Any ideas?
i use bwm (Bandwidth Monitor) for this sort of thing all the time. It
runs in a console and shows current traffic on all interfaces. It is
very basic, it does not break down by protocol or anything fancy. Just
bandwidth this second, in and out.
On my local machine I generally just watch the monitor on my gkrellm, I
use bwm on remote machines all the time.
I just checked google for it, and I found bwm-ng, which seems to be the
same thing only a bit fancier:
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