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Author Topic: Is there a way of measuring bandwidth/total bandwidth used?  (Read 999 times)

R_T_H

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The question pretty much says it all - I want to know how much I'm downloading. Also, is there a way to cap my own download speed or total bandwidth consumed in a given period?

Thank you
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rbistolfi

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Re: Is there a way of measuring bandwidth/total bandwidth used?
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2008, 12:41:55 pm »

You could try bwm-ng slacware package. It is a command line tool, looks like can do what you want.

http://www.linuxpackages.net/search_view.php?by=name&name=bwm-ng&ver=12.0

More info: http://www.gropp.org/?id=projects&sub=bwm-ng
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Re: Is there a way of measuring bandwidth/total bandwidth used?
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2008, 01:48:19 pm »

The question pretty much says it all - I want to know how much I'm downloading. Also, is there a way to cap my own download speed or total bandwidth consumed in a given period?

A simple tool to observe your bandwisth is iftop (run as root from console)
you can grab a slack-compatible package here. It was not built under Vector but I guess it will work. To install type installpkg iftop-0.17-i486-1.tgz as root in a terminal
http://www.trimen.pl/witek/ultimalinux/iftop-0.17-i486-1.tgz

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