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[opensuse] Re: something like vnstat (internet usage stats) for OS 13.2?
On Wed 13 Jan 2016 02:39:10 PM CST, Daniel Bauer wrote:


I need to find out how much down-/upload I use (to know what mobile
contract to choose).

Googling pointed me to a program named vnstat, but that exists only
for ubuntu (or to be compiled from source, which is "too much" for me).

Is there something like that or a simple way to find out for OS 13.2
available somewhere, ready to install and use? I just need simple
numbers: how much did I download and upload from/to internet on this
single machine per day.

thanks for your help.

The vnstat package is available in the server:monitoring repository.

Does your current ISP provide a statistics page on daily/monthly data

Does you router provide stats (snmp?)

Are there other systems on your network, consider normal chatter
between systems will show on your local interface.

As a ball park indicator, use (since your on 13.2) ifconfig to see data
in/out eg;
/sbin/ifconfig eth0

RX bytes:3388942197 (3231.9 Mb) TX bytes:222123990 (211.8 Mb)

Pick a time and check manually and make a note...

Cheers Malcolm °¿° LFCS, SUSE Knowledge Partner (Linux Counter #276890)
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