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devbox:~$ iptables -A OUTPUT -j DROP

vnstat/vnstati for quick mrtg style bandwidth graphs June 2, 2009

Ever want the nifty bandwidth charts that MRTG produces, but without the overhead of learning and manipulating the RRD (Round Robin Database) stuff?

vnstati has a built in tool that produces some very sexy snaps of interface bandwidth.

Compile and install from source and play around with the options –

For our dev box where I work I’m running 5 and 10min crons on summary, daily and monthly views:

Output – Can you tell what time our backup is copied? =]

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