nload is a command-line tool to keep an eye on network traffic and bandwidth usage in real time. It helps you to monitor incoming and outgoing traffic using graphs and provides additional information such as the total amount of transferred data and min/max network usage.
In this guide, we will show you how to install and use nload to monitor Linux network traffic and bandwidth utilization in real-time.
Install nload on a Linux System
nload can be easily installed by enabling the EPEL repository on a CentOS or RHEL based systems.
——– On CentOS and RHEL ——–
# yum install epel-release
# yum install nload
——– On Fedora 22+ ——–
# dnf install nload
On Debian/Ubuntu, nload can be installed from the default system repositories as shown.
$ sudo apt install nload
How to Use nload to Monitor Linux Network Usage
Once you have started nload, you can switch between the devices (which you can specify either on the command-line or which were auto-detected) by pressing the left and right arrow keys:
$ nload eth0