Quick Tips: How to track Bandwidth usage on Ubuntu

by Ruchira on January 10, 2013

bandwidth monitor


On this episode of Quick Tips I’m going to write about how you can use the simple terminal program called “Vnstat” to monitor the bandwidth usage of your Ubuntu,Debian,Centos or any other Linux server or pc.

To install Vnstat Log in to your termnial and execute below command

On Ubuntu / Debian

apt-get install vnstat

On Centos

yum -y install vnstat

That’s it. However there some advanced configuration which can be done with vnstat. But since this is a quick tips guide, I’m not going to cover that.

How to see the statistics

You just need to open the terminal and type


I'm Ruchira Sahan and all posts on this blog are completely my thoughts and writings. I love DIY and Technology. So feel free to contact me for anything about this blog and don't forget to add a comment if this blog helped you! Thanks
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