Archive for January 3rd, 2008

pktstat listens to the network, shows and summary the bandwidth being consumed by packets of various kinds on an interface in real time. Each line displays the data rate associated with different classes of packets.

It understands some protocols (including FTP,HTTP, and X11) and adds a descriptive name next to the entry (e.g., ‘RETR cd8.iso’, ‘GET http://slashdot.org/’ or ‘xclock -fg blue’).


taufanlubis@toshiba:~$ sudo apt-get install pktstat

[sudo] password for taufanlubis:

Reading package lists… Done

Building dependency tree

Reading state information… Done

The following NEW packages will be installed:


0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

Need to get 30.1kB of archives.

After unpacking 102kB of additional disk space will be used.

WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated!


Install these packages without verification [y/N]? y

Get:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com gutsy/universe pktstat 1.8.1-1 [30.1kB]

Fetched 30.1kB in 7s (4029B/s)

Selecting previously deselected package pktstat.

(Reading database … 123330 files and directories currently installed.)

Unpacking pktstat (from …/pktstat_1.8.1-1_i386.deb) …

Setting up pktstat (1.8.1-1) …


How to operate?

taufanlubis@toshiba:~$ sudo pktstat -i ppp0 (I used point to point, for my connection).

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