On Wed, 2 Apr 2008 08:47:47 -0500
“M. Edward (Ed) Borasky” [email protected] wrote:
There are literally hundreds of tools that do exactly that, many of
them open source. However, as the saying goes, “With great power
comes great responsibility.”
- You haven’t specified what “all” means. Is it all the traffic in
and out of one specific host, all the traffic in an enterprise, etc.?
The more network segments you care about, the tougher the job becomes
and the bigger the risks are.
whatever network(s) is/are active at the time
Yes, definitely wrong choice of words. Network adapter would have been
- There are, in addition to hundreds of tools, hundreds – no,
millions – of privacy and security concerns associated with network
I’m not interested in what the packets contain, just how many packets
are passing across the network adapter (NIC).
ie a download/upload rate. Regardless of what protocol is involved (FTP
or HTTP etc).
For example, I’m downloading Ubuntu updates as we speak and suspect its
going a tad slowly. Because I have this mail window maximized I can’t
see Update Managers dialog so can’t see the Download Rate (18.2Kb/sec
by the way. Which is slow ;-().
What I’d eventually like is (both of these would be applets on a gnome
panel for eg):
1 - to have something similar to the System Monitors CPU History graph,
but showing download speed.
2 - even just ‘18.2Kb/s’ displayed on the panel (updates at a specified
refresh rate). Much like a temperature applet displays 17 degrees C
sorry for the inaccuracy,