Thursday, August 13, 2009

Display network bandwidth with iftop

Iftop is a niffty little tool to help in helping to monitor Network Bandwith. Similar to top, it display the local and external host(s) that are responsible for the most traffic activities.

There are some basic requirement first. Make sure you install
  1. libpcap and libpcap-devel
  2. ncurses and ncurses-devel

To install iftop on Linux Mint,
# apt-get install iftop

To install iftop on CentOS

# yum install iftop

(Make sure you have EPEL repository configured)

To run iftop, simply run
# iftop -i eth0

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