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slurm - yet another network load monitor

slurm started as a FreeBSD port of the Linux ppp link monitor called pppstatus by Gabriel Montenegro. Hendrik Scholz ripped off the ppp dependent parts and the email checks to turn it into a generic network load monitor for *BSD, Linux, HP-UX and Solaris.


  • "realtime" traffic statistics
  • three graph modes: combined RX and TX and two split views
  • can monitor any network device
  • curses ascii graphics
  • ascii theme support

slurm was tested on:

  • Debian GNU/Linux 10/11 (buster/bullseye)
  • CentOS 7/8
  • FreeBSD 12
  • OpenBSD 6.9
  • MacOS 12 (Monterey)


  • Install meson and libncurses6-dev e.g.:

on Debian (if you don't want to use the Debian package of slurm)

     sudo apt install build-essential meson libncurses6-dev

or on CentOS / RedHat

    # Add EPEL on CentOS 7
    sudo yum install

    # Enable PowerTools repo in CentOS 8
    sudo dnf config-manager --set-enabled powertools

    sudo yum groupinstall 'Development Tools'
    sudo yum install meson ncurses-devel

or on FreeBSD 12

    pkg install meson pkgconf ncurses

or on Alpine Linux

   apk add gcc musl-dev pkgconf meson ncurses-dev linux-headers

or on OpenBSD 6.9

   pkg_add meson
  • Setup a build directory

     meson setup _build
  • Run meson to build

     cd _build/
     meson compile
  • Install the program

     sudo meson install
  • Try it!

     slurm -i eth0 # or whatever your interface is

Please report bugs and feature requests in the github bugtracker: website:

License: As pppstatus is licensed under the GPL, slurm is too.