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Linux Bandwidth Monitoring Tools To Analyze Network Usage

Linux Bandwidth Monitoring Tools
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Without any explanations, let’s jump into the best bandwidth monitoring tools to analyze network usages in Linux operating systems.Linux Tools 2019

Linux Bandwidth Monitoring Tools To Analyze Network Usage

1. iftop

iftop is a free command-line tool and one of the popular Linux bandwidth monitoring tools to monitor network connection in Linux. You need to have libpcap and libncurses installed to use iftop in Linux.

Run the following command in respective operating system to install libpcap and libncurses:

For Debian:

sudo apt install libpcap0.8 libpcap0.8-dev libncurses5 libncurses5-dev

For Centos/ RedHat:

yum  -y install libpcap libpcap-devel ncurses ncurses-devel

For Fedora:

dnf  -y install libpcap libpcap-devel ncurses ncurses-devel

Now, Install iftop in Linux:

For Debian:

sudo apt install iftop

For CentOS/RedHat:

yum install epel-release
yum install iftop

For Fedora:

dnf install iftop


2. vnStat

vnStat is an another command line network utility tool to monitor network activities like it keeps a log of hourly, daily and monthly network traffic for the selected interface.

Install vnStat in Linux:

For RedHat/CentOS

yum install epel-release
yum install vnstat

For Ubuntu/Debian

apt install vnstat

 


3.NetHogs

Nethogs is a text line command tool to look over a real time statistics of network bandwidth of per process usage.

Install NetHogs in Linux:

For CentOS/RedHat

yum install epel-release
yum install nethogs

For Debian/Ubuntu

apt install nethogs

 


4. nload

nload is a console based application to monitors network traffic and bandwidth usage in real time. It visualizes the in- and outgoing traffic using (two) graphs with an additional info like the total amount of transferred data and min/max network usages.

Install nload in Linux:

For RedHat/CentOS

yum install epel-release
yum install nload

For Debian/Ubuntu

apt install nload

 


5. Darkstat

Darkstat is a cross-platform, lightweight, simple, real-time network statistics tool that captures network traffic, calculates statistics about usage, and serves reports over HTTP. It can be called as a web based network analyzer.

Install Darkstat in Linux:
For Redhat/CentOS

yum install epel-release 
yum install darkstat

For Debian/Ubuntu

apt install darkstat


6. bmon

bmon is a bandwidth monitor and rate estimator tool for Linux.

Install bmon in Linux:

For RedHat/CentOS

yum install epel-release
yum install bmon

For Debian/Ubuntu

apt install bmon


7. CBM

Color bandwidth monitor or CBM is a simple to analyze networks.  It displays the networks movement/statistics in a colored output.

Install CBM in Linux:

For RedHat/CentOS

yum install epel-release
yum install cbm

For Debian/Ubuntu

apt install cbm


8. IPTraf

IPTraf is a network monitoring utility for IP networks which intercepts packets on the network and gives out various pieces of information about the current IP traffic over it. It is a software-only, ncurses-based and utilizes the built-in raw packet capture interface of the Linux kernel.

Install IPTraf in Linux:

For RedHat/CentOS

yum install epel-release 
yum install iptraf

For Debian/Ubuntu

apt install iptraf


9. Netperf

Netperf is a tool to test network bandwidth between two hosts on a network.

Installation tutorial for Netperf is here

 


10. Monitorix

Monitorix is a free, open source, lightweight system monitoring tool designed to monitor as it periodically collects system data and uses the web interface to show the information as graphs.

Install Monitorix in Linux

For Redhat/CentOS

yum install epel-release
yum install monitorix

For Debian/Ubuntu

apt install monitorix

11. Zabbix

Zabbix is an open-source monitoring software tool which provides monitoring metrics, among others network utilization, CPU load and disk space consumption.

Zabbix installation guide can be found here.


12. Cacti

Cacti is an open-source, network graphing solution. It is also a web-based network monitoring and graphing tool.

For Cacti installation, Please visit this link.

 



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