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Web based Internet Bandwidth and Data Transfer Monitor - BitMeter OS

BitMeter OS is a free, open-source, bandwidth monitor that works on Windows, Linux and Mac OSX. BitMeter OS keeps track of how much you use your Internet/network connection, and allows you to view this information in a variety of ways

Once BitMeter OS is installed on your computer you can monitor your connection usage either via a web browser, or by using the command line tools. The Web Interface displays various graphs and charts that show how your Internet / network connection has been used over time:

BitMeter OS Installation:
Installation of BitMeter OS is really very simple, just down the .deb file 32bit | 64bit and double click this downloaded file to install BitMeter OS.

After sucessful installation you can access the BitMeter OS web interface using any web-browser: http://localhost:2605

BitMeter OS runs in the background, on a local web server on port 2605, this allows you to be cross-platform, since it can run on any platform that can run a web server.

BitMeter OS got the following web interface:
  * The Monitor pane displays a graph that updates once each second, showing you what's happening with your connection right now
  * The Query pane lets you have detailed information about your bandwidth usage on any date/s that you specify
  * The History pane illustrates how your connection usage has changed over the last few hours, days, and months

OS BitMeter fully customized to configure alerts to know when such a peak, and has a calculator for data / time useful to know how long we take to get off the internet or upload something.

The following commands will stop/start/restart the OS BitMeter Web Interface in Linux (these must be executed from a Terminal Window)
sudo /etc/init.d/bitmeterweb stop
sudo /etc/init.d/bitmeterweb start
sudo /etc/init.d/bitmeterweb restart
you can also check vnstat which monitor your data transfer - here


Gerrit said...

I found out about Bitmeter OS Through Linux Poison and it's a great piece of software!

I now use it to monitor traffic from my Bell stick (PPP, data limited) on my server through the web-interface on my desktop.

Great post!

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