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10.7: Handy command-line network traffic utility
Authored by: tbertran on Sep 13, '11 08:59:10AM

Great stuff!
Anybody know of a similar utility that could be run to monitor traffic in/out of the Airport Extreme Base Station? Ideally, I'd like to get a detailed picture of what comes in/goes out or, at a minimum, monitor bandwidth.
I've tried WireShark (client-based and way too feature-rich for me) and also to monitor logs but there's little information about traffic in there.



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10.7: Handy command-line network traffic utility
Authored by: BiL Castine on Sep 13, '11 09:54:03AM

I use NetUse Traffic Monitor (available in the Mac App Store) to monitor my Airport. It's a GUI app that monitors both incoming and outgoing bandwidth. NetUse Traffic Monitor uses SMTP to poll the Airport so you may be able to find an SMTP monitoring agent that works from the command line.



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SNMP
Authored by: SeanAhern on Sep 13, '11 10:20:11AM

I think you mean SNMP, not SMTP.



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SNMP
Authored by: BiL Castine on Sep 13, '11 11:51:10AM

indeed I did. thanks for catching that. (too bad i can't edit the post)



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10.7: Handy command-line network traffic utility
Authored by: glusk on Nov 04, '11 04:23:03PM

I use MRTG on a machine I have that is always on and a script to update the web display every five minutes or so.

http://oss.oetiker.ch/mrtg/



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