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[lcdproc] Writing "module" for network utilization...?

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  • From: TCameron AT (Tom Cameron)
  • Subject: [lcdproc] Writing "module" for network utilization...?
  • Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2001 13:15:59 -0500

Hello all,
I am currently working on creating a distribution of Linux for the
LRP (Linux Router Project). This distribution, so far, has been running
smoothly, and moving ahead in leaps and bounds! I found your project on
another LRP distribution's page, and decided that it would be a cool feature
to add in. Due to the nature of LRP (being primarily used for network
routing/firewalling), however, I thought it would be handy to add some
"network monitoring" into the package. So far, I have decided on adding
ntop ( to my standard distribution, simply because it
can dump statistics into a web page format to be viewed remotely.
My question is this: Can LCDProc "talk" to ntop, or gather data from
ntop's output? Is it more feasible to have LCDProc look at the
/proc/net/dev entry? If so, how would one go about calculating the
bits/sec. on a communication line (does the LCDProc module run constantly or
only when the module's screen is being displayed?)? If anyone has any
answers or suggestions...I would be GREATLY appreciative! Thanks in

Thomas Cameron
Network Technician / Operations Specialist
St. Mary's Bank

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  • [lcdproc] Writing "module" for network utilization...?, Tom Cameron, 01/19/2001

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