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Steven C. exvor at
Tue Oct 5 11:31:13 PDT 2004

--- Ainsley Pereira <blfs-support at>

> On Tue, Oct 05, 2004 at 03:50:43PM +0200, Martin
> Kavec wrote:
> > my ISP allows me to download only (XX) GB/month.
> Could you please suggest me
> > a tool to monitor a network adapter which I could
> simply reset at a
> > particular time and start accumulating again?
> Thanks.
> /sbin/ifconfig will list TX and RX bytes. Also
> iptables with -L can list
> the traffic that's passed a particular rule, so you
> can set up a rule
> that counts all the traffic arriving/leaving on a
> given interface.
> There are also tools that take such info and present
> it in pretty graphs
> if you search freshmeat.
> ...but really, get a better ISP ;)
> ~A.
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Actually ive heard that alot of cable providers were
doin this kinda shit. But that was mostly back east
united states. Glad im in AZ 

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