Checking bandwidth usage in realtime

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You'll need bwm-ng for this, it's a really good utility to check BW usage, and even storage BW usage in realtime, for Debian based distros the installation as well is very simple:

apt-get install bwm-ng -y

Then, just start it:

bwm-ng

On some network setups you need to increase the interval to get meaningfull, consistend data, you can change interval using the +/- keys, increase it to 1sec for most 1Gbps nodes.

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