[Lvlug] bandwidth tester
mstanley at technologist.com
Mon Oct 3 20:38:30 EDT 2005
On Monday 03 October 2005 05:32 pm, 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?
A couple. You could try a network sniffer (ethereal?) and count the packets
for specified hosts or you could use ibmonitor.
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