Aug 05

nload monitoring tool

The tool nload makes it simple for us to check the incoming/outcoming traffic rate in server, it’s pretty nice and handy tool. This is very useful to check traffic stat when a server is under ddos attack.

How to install it?

Download nload source from http://sourceforge.net/projects/nload/
# tar xvf nload-0.7.4.tar.gz
# cd nload-0.7.4
# ./configure
# make
# make install

Or you can install it using rpm, download it from here http://pkgs.repoforge.org/nload/

Basic Commands
$ nload
$ nload eth0
$ nload em0 em2



Once we confirm whether it is inbound or outbound, we can use further methods like iftop, tcpdump, apache status through WHM or httpd fullstatus via shell.

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