Slurm is a network monitoring tool which lets you monitor the traffic on your network interfaces. This traffic monitoring and analysis tool is in many situations particularly good if you are performing analysis. It is a real-time, command line utility so it comes in handy for those who work on remote Linux servers and have to locate this data. Installing it is very simple, open the terminal and run the following command to install it.

sudo apt-get install slurm

Once the installation is completed, you will be able to monitor your network traffic on the command line using this utility. In the terminal run the commands in the following format.

slurm –i [Interface Name]

where ‘Interface Name’ should be replaced with the exact name of the interface on which you are going to monitoring. For example, to monitored the network traffic on eth0 interface, run the following command:

slurm –i eth0


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