Opened 8 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#5787 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Feature Request: Realtime per IP/Mac Command Line Bandwidth Monitor

Reported by: John Vasko <vask@…> Owned by: developers
Priority: normal Milestone: Features Paradise
Component: packages Version: Trunk
Keywords: Cc:


I would like to be able to execute a shell command watch the bandwidth grow similar to when you do:

root@OpenWrt:~# ping
PING ( 56 data bytes
64 bytes from seq=0 ttl=64 time=2.701 ms
64 bytes from seq=1 ttl=64 time=4.736 ms
--- ping statistics ---
5 packets transmitted, 5 packets received, 0% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max = 2.485/3.388/4.736 ms

So just like how [ping] grows I would like:

root@OpenWrt:~# bw_watch in 5 KB/s out 14 KB/s in 6 KB/s out 13 KB/s in 7 KB/s out 12 KB/s
--- ( ) bw_watch statistics ---
3 samples in, 3 samples out, 0 errors
in min/avg/max = 5/6/7 KB/s
out min/avg/max = 12/13/14 KB/s

NOTE: Actually the above may not be totally ideal because I am not sure how I would like to have things line up vertically or what units to use with the bandwidth samples but it gives a good idea with what I am looking for.

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comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by Craig <candrews@…>

Check out bwmon, iftop, etc... these already exist.

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by nico

  • Milestone changed from Kamikaze to Kamikaze Features Paradize
  • Version changed from Kamikaze 8.09 to Trunk

comment:3 Changed 8 years ago by John Vasko <vask@…>


It is true there are other bandwidth monitoring tools.

However, a useful bandwidth tool with the simplicity of ping seems to be lacking.

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by nbd

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

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