command line network bandwidth tool?

Aaron Konstam akonstam at
Mon Nov 3 14:57:30 UTC 2003

On Mon, Nov 03, 2003 at 01:10:51AM +0000, nosp wrote:
> Anyone recommend a command-line network bandwidth tool they use on
> fedora?  I'm talking about something to show MB/sec across the local
> machine's network interface(s), and perhaps more (breakdown by protocol,
> etc.).  I can't find any pre-packaged ones in fedora (bad search
> criteria?) but have seen ntop, ipband, and iptraf mentioned on the
> web...
> Thanks

ntop will do more than you want. It will give you the cumulative
bandwidth on your whole network. Instantaneous bandwidth is more
problematic. But if you run it only for short time it may work.
Aaron Konstam
Computer Science
Trinity University
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San Antonio, TX 78212-7200

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