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Show network throughput

Terminal - Show network throughput
tcpdump -w - |pv -bert >/dev/null
2011-12-14 00:24:02
User: h3xx
Functions: tcpdump
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Show network throughput

Real gurus don't need fancy tools like iftop or jnettop.

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There are lots: in instance, iptraf.

Comment by jors 144 weeks and 2 days ago

Heh. Except you need the fancy tool pv(1).

Comment by atoponce 144 weeks and 1 day ago

Except tcpdump defaults to 68 bytes of packet headers:

tcpdump: listening on bge0, link-type EN10MB (Ethernet), capture size 68 bytes...

You could dump to a file for a minute and do some calculations. Any way to have tcpdump only dump the payload without the headers to calculate actual file transfer rate?

Comment by johnebgood 142 weeks and 1 day ago

-s 0 will output the full packet

Comment by johnebgood 142 weeks and 1 day ago

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