Ubuntu – How to display network traffic in the terminal


how to display the actual network traffic (wireless) in a terminal?

Additionally: Is it possible to add this info to the chart of top?

Best Answer

Here are some nice tools in the Ubuntu repositories for command line network traffic monitoring:

bmon - shows multiple interfaces at once

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slurm - has nice colored graphs

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tcptrack - A favorite. Tells how much bandwidth is being used and also what protocol (service/port) and destination the transmission is taking place to. Very helpful when you want to know exactly what is using up your bandwidth

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