monitoring internet traffic

Geoffrey Leach geoff at
Wed Jun 13 22:42:55 UTC 2007

On 06/13/07 09:57:27, Tony Nelson wrote:
> At 9:30 AM -0700 6/13/07, Geoffrey Leach wrote:
> >My Internet connection is via a satellite service that throttles the
> >connection once I exceed a number of Mb. I'd like to monitor this so
> as
> >to avoid unpleasant surprises. I think that what I need here is a
> >specialized proxy. Can anyone point me to a proxy that either does
> such
> >a thing or is sufficiently simple to be modifiable by a non-guru?
> Perl
> >preferred, FWIW.
> Don't know about a proxy, but iptables can do something like this, and
> there is also vnstat in Extras.

vnstat pointed me at /proc/net/dev, which gave me what I needed. Thanks.

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