We’ve mentioned a few networking tools in the past, and today we’ll look at really handy one.
The tool is called The Color Bandwidth Monitor and it is a very small, Terminal program that will give you a quick graphical output of your network throughput.
Head over to your Package Manager, and search for CBM:
Of course, if you wish, you can also install it from a Terminal window by simply typing:
sudo apt-get install cbm
Once installed, simply open a new Terminal window, and type: cbm
which will then fire up a terminal based GUI, showing what’s going on with your network adapters.
The real power of this utility for me, is that because it runs inside the terminal window; you can use it on a remote machine, by logging in with ssh.
Once logged in, you can first install it if you need to, and then see what’s happening with that machines network adapters.