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Re: patrolling network thoughput

ipfstat -t will display a 'top' like output ... ipfstat is part of the
base distribution.

To use it you might need to set up a basic 'allow everything' ruleset
(which is even a blank config file I believe) and start ipf, but that's
not a big problem, since I take it you may want to start filtering it
... :)

On Fri, 21 Jan 2011 01:27 +0000, "Jasper Wallace" 
> 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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