Output sound when your computer is downloading something

tcpdump | aplay -c 2
Outputs pseudo-random sounds to speakers (stereo mode because of -c 2) when there are any kind of network activity.
Sample Output
tcpdump: verbose output suppressed, use -v or -vv for full protocol decode
listening on eth1, link-type EN10MB (Ethernet), capture size 65535 bytes
Playing raw data 'stdin' : Unsigned 8 bit, Rate 8000 Hz, Stereo

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By: sxiii
2011-08-27 15:03:02

What Others Think

Actually, it is quite useful associated with a pcap expression - I don't have to regularly look at tcpdump output, when the sound played, it happened ;)
kewl · 108 weeks and 1 day ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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