There are times when we need to get information and stats about our network load such as received packets, transmitted packets, current download speed etc.
In this article I will teach you how to monitor your network load with a nice tool called slurm. The slurm tool can be used to show device statistics together with a nice ascii graph. This nice tool written by Hendrik Scholz supports only three different types of graphs.
You can install slurm in Ubuntu with the following command.
sudo apt-get install slurm
Time for some fun. Run the following command to select the interface you want to monitor. The -i option is used to select the interface.
slurm -i wlan0
Start slurm in large split graph mode.
slurm -i wlan0 -l
Start slurm with classic/combined graph.
slurm -i wlan0 -c
Set delay between screen updates in milliseconds with the -d option.
slurm -i wlan0 -d 13