Feb 172009
 

IPTraf is a console-based network statistics utility for Linux. It gathers a variety of figures such as TCP connection packet and byte counts, interface statistics and activity indicators, TCP/UDP traffic breakdowns, and LAN station packet and byte counts. IPTraf is an IP traffic monitor that shows information on the IP traffic passing over your network. IPTraf is very easy to use with the easy to use menus and the simplicity of configurations (if changing from defaults) makes it a real nice command-line network utility. IPTraf is a root only utility and cannot be run by standard users.

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Jan 192009
 

Qps Visual Process Manager is an X11 version of “top” or “ps” that displays processes in a window and lets you sort and manipulate them. It displays some general system information, and many details about current processes (such as the TCP/UDP sockets in use by a process). Qps runs on Linux and Solaris.

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Oct 082008
 

openSUSE and SUSE Linux sets default values for some of the network related Kernel parameters. While these are certainly not something that reduces the performance on your linux but are set considering optimal across platforms. With Kernel 2.6 (default in recent releases of openSUSE & SuSE Linux), there are some fine tuning you can do to improve Network performance and get that extra out of your system.
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