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NTM – Network Traffic Monitor

NTM is a monitor of the network and internet traffic for Linux. NTM is useful for the people that have a internet plan with a limit, and moreover the exceed traffic is expensive.
NTM is write in python and is a open source software, the license is the GNU GPL v2.

Some characteristics:

  • Choice of the interface to monitoring.
  • Period to monitoring: Day, Week, Month, Year or Custom Days. With autoupdate.
  • Threshold: Autodisconnection if a limit is reached (by NetworkManager).
  • Traffic Monitoring: Inbound, outbount and total traffic; Show the traffic speed.
  • Time Monitoring: Total time of connections in the period.
  • Time Slot Monitoring: Number of sessions used.
  • Reports: Show of average values and daily traffic of a configurable period.
  • Online checking with NetworkManager or by “Ping Mode”.
  • The traffic is attributed to the day when the session began.
  • Not need root privilege.
  • Not invasive, use a system try icon.
  • Tested with: Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala), Kubuntu 9.10, Xubuntu 9.10, Ubuntu 9.10 Netbook Remix, Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope), Fedora 11, Fedora 12
To install NTM in Ubuntu 11.10 or previous version you can download from the official site and once you have .deb package install by executing on it or run the following command from your terminal with root privileged.

sudo dpkg -i ntm-1.3.deb


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I started blogging around 2011 at #Ubuntupirates, #ProjectX and #pir8geek, I’m currently working as Network/Linux SysAdmin.

I’m a Linux,opensource advocate and interested in network security and InfoSec.

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