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bmon - Bandwidth Monitor

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bmon is a monitoring and debugging tool to capture networking related statistics and prepare them visually in a human friendly way. It features various output methods including an interactive curses user interface and a programmable text output for scripting.


Debian/Ubuntu Installation

git clone
cd bmon
apt-get install build-essential make libconfuse-dev libnl-3-dev libnl-route-3-dev libncurses-dev
make install

New in 3.8

  • Don't disable Netlink if TC stats are unavailable


To run bmon in the default curses mode:


There are many other options available and full help is provided via:

bmon --help


Screenshot 1 Screenshot 2


Copyright (c) 2001-2014 Thomas Graf Copyright (c) 2013 Red Hat, Inc.

Please see the LICENSE.BSD and LICENSE.MIT files for additional details.

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