vnStat Alternatives

    vnStat is described as 'console-based network traffic monitor for Linux and BSD that keeps a log of network traffic for the selected interface(s). It uses the network interface statistics provided by the kernel as information source' and is an app in the Network & Admin category. There are more than 10 alternatives to vnStat for Linux, BSD, Windows, Mac and Solaris. The best alternative is Munin, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like vnStat are Cacti (Free, Open Source), nload (Free, Open Source), ntop (Free, Open Source) and wavemon (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 23, 2020

    1. Munin is a networked resource monitoring tool that can help analyze resource trends and "what just happened to kill our performance?" problems. It is designed to be very plug and play. A default installation provides a lot of graphs with almost no work.
    2. Cacti is a complete frontend to RRDTool, it stores all of the necessary information to create graphs and populate them with data in a MySQL database. The frontend is completely PHP driven.
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    3. nload is a console application which monitors network traffic and bandwidth usage in real time. It visualizes the in- and outgoing traffic using two graphs and provides additional info like total amount of transfered data and min/max network usage.
    4. NTop is a hybrid layer 2 / layer 3 network monitor, that is by default it uses the layer 2 Media Access Control (MAC) addresses AND the layer 3 tcp/ip addresses. ntop is capable of associating the two, so that ip and non-ip traffic (e.g.
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    5. wavemon is a wireless device monitoring application that allows you to watch signal and noise levels, packet statistics, device configuration and network parameters of your wireless network hardware.
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    6. Bandwhich is a command line application for tracking internet data and interface usage.
    7. TrafShow continuously display the information regarding packet traffic on the configured network interface that match the boolean expression. It periodically sorts and updates this information.


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      darkstat is a packet sniffer which runs as a background process, captures network traffic, calculates statistics and serves them to a web browser.
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    8. BandwidthD tracks usage of TCP/IP network subnets and builds html files with graphs to display utilization. Charts are built by individual IPs, and by default display utilization over 2 day, 8 day, 40 day, and 400 day periods.
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    9. Ethstatus is a console-based monitoring utility for displaying statistical data of the ethernet interface on a quantity basis. It is similar to iptraf but is meant to run as a permanent console task to monitor the network load.


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