How to Monitor Network Usage with nload in Linux? Print

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You may need to monitor your network bandwidth usage on daily basis. In this case, nload will help you to makes your job easier. The nload is a tool that can help you to manage network usage. It is a command-line tool to monitor bandwidth and network traffic in real-time. You cn view two graphs for incoming and outgoing traffic as well as min/max network usage and data transferred.

Please refer to the following steps to use nload network monitoring tool.

  1. At first, update the Ubuntu system with the below command.

    apt-get update -y
  2. Install nload with the below command. 

    apt-get install nload -y
  3. Run below command for Centos or RHEL

    dnf install nload -y
  4.  You can see all the option regarding nload with the below command.

    nload --help
  5.  You can run nload command as below to start monitoring your networking devices.

  6. You can view the monitoring screen for the nload command with the following shortcuts.
 F2 Use to view option window
F5 Use to view current settings
F6 Use to load setting through config file
q Run to exit from nload console.

  1. Use command nload -m to display all the network interfaces in the same graph.

    nload -m
  2. By default, refresh interval time is set to 700. You can use nload -t command to change the interval time.

    nload -t 200
  3. You can also monitor the network traffic of a specific device using the below command. 

    nload devices eth0

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