Month: September 2019

vnStat – a brilliant open source console-based network traffic monitor for Linux

vnStat is a console-based network traffic monitor for Linux and BSD that keeps a log of network traffic for the selected interface(s).
Features:
Quick and simple to install and get running.
Gathered statistics persists through system reboots.
Can monitor multiple interfaces at the same time.
Several output options.
Summary, 5 minute, hourly, daily, monthly, weekly, yearly, top days.
Optional png image output (using libgd).
Data retention duration is fully user configurable on the fly.
Months can be configured to follow billing period.
Light, minimal resource usage.
Same low cpu usage regardless of traffic.
Can be used without root permissions.
Online color configuration editor.
humdi.net/vnstat/

Hardware Probe Tool for Linux

This project really deserves a post, just came across with it and will definitively use it. The HW PROBE project aim to collect hardware details of Linux-powered computers over the world and help Linux users and developers to collaboratively debug hardware related issues.
github.com/linuxhw/hw-probe

There are other very useful tools on their main git repository, if you need to collect more specific hardware details, these tools will come very useful.
github.com/linuxhw