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Re: patrolling network thoughput

On Wed, 19 Jan 2011, James K. Lowden wrote:

> What do you use to measure network thoughput over time?  netstat(8) 
> seems to be designed to debug a tcp stack, not to measure throughput.
> I'm getting ping times > 1000 ms on my DSL line to my default gateway.  
> I think those times should be ~20 ms, and I think the ping times do 
> *not* vary (nor should they) with line utilization.  But I don't have a 
> good way to show that.
> I'd like something simple: to measure bytes/time in and out.  I'll run 
> ping during while the measurement is taking place to verify it's not 
> traffic that is delaying the ping times.

pkgsrc/net/iftop is probably useful for this.

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