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       wmnet - an IP accounting monitoring tool


       wmnet   [-h,--help]  [-v,--version]  [-T,--txrule=NUM]  [-R,--rxrule=NUM]  [-l,--logscale]
       [-t,--txcolor=COLOR]      [-r,--rxcolor=COLOR]       [-d DELAY]       [-x,--maxrate=BYTES]
       [-F,--labelfg=COLOR]    [-B,--labelbg=COLOR]   [-L,--label=LABEL]   [-e,--execute=COMMAND]
       [-p,--promisc=DEVICE]     [-u,--unpromisc=DEVICE]      [-w,--withdrawn | -n,--normalstate]
       [-D,--driver=DRIVER] [-W,--device=DEVICE]


       wmnet  polls network statistics and does a few things with the data it gets.  It has small
       blinking lights for the rx and tx of IP packets, a digital speedometer  of  your  networks
       current speed and a bar graph like xload plotting your throughput. It has a tx speed graph
       from bottom-up and rx speed graph from the top-down.  The speedometer keeps track  of  the
       current  speed  per second and shows it in a color corresponding to which of rx or tx that
       has the highest speed at the moment.  Also, the graph is drawn in a way that  the  highest
       speed is drawn on top of the other while the other is in the background.

              displays a brief help message

              displays version information

       -T,--txrule=NUM or NAME
              in  the  case  of the ipfwadm driver, this is the accounting rule number to monitor
              for tx.  For the ipchains driver, this is the chain name to watch.

       -R,--rxrule=NUM or NAME
              in the case of the ipfwadm driver, this is the accounting rule  number  to  monitor
              for rx.  For the ipchains, this is the chain name to watch.

              specifies the tx color

              specifies the rx color

              maximum  transfer  rate  for  graph scale. Defaults to 6000, which should be in the
              right area for modem connections.  The key is to experiment with this  setting  and
              the  --logscale  option to get the kind of graph that fits your connection type.  A
              general rule of thumb is to set this to 4 to 5  times  greater  than  your  maximum
              throughput.   The  author  finds  using  --logscale  and --maxrate=10000000 to work
              nicely for the entire range of his dorms ethernet based connection to the internet.

              sets logarithmic scale, which is good for fast connections.  This will  allow,  for
              example,  the  graph  still being informative at extremely low speeds (telnet), and
              extremely fast speeds (local FTP) simultaneously without the scale constantly being
              blank or solid at those respective extremes.

              prints a given text label on the bottom of the window

              specifies the color for the text of the label

              specifies the color for the background of the label text


              sets  the  initial  state  of  wmnet.  WMnet tries to automatically determine which
              state to start up in by starting up in withdrawn state  if  a  WindowMaker  defined
              atom  is  present,  and  in  normalstate  otherwise.  This behavior is overriden by
              specifying one of these options.

              executes COMMAND on a single click from button 1 (left mouse button).


              put DEVICE in promiscuous mode to start applying accounting rules  to  all  network
              packets  on  your  network  segment.   You either need to be root or have the wmnet
              binary suid root to use this feature.  This option may be given more than  once  on
              the command line to specify more than one device.

       -d DELAY
              delay  time  for polling /proc/net/ip_account (in microseconds). Defaults to 25000,
              that is 0.025 seconds, or 40 Hz

              use DRIVER  to get the stats we monitor.  Compiled in drivers can  be  listed  with
              the -h switch.

              watch  statistics  for DEVICE .  This option is only used for certain stat drivers,
              namely: kmem, devstats, and pppstats.  The ipchains and ipfwadm stat drivers do not
              use this parameter.  -X,--display=ISPLAY X display to use.


       wmnet  uses  different  stat  drivers  to  get the stats it needs to monitor your network.
       Exactly what drivers are available is  determined  at  compile  time.   The  driver  wmnet
       ultimately  uses  at runtime is dependent on your system.  There are 4 drivers specific to
       Linux and 1 to *BSD.  The driver used can be  overridden  by  the  --driver  option.   The
       available drivers are pppstats, devstats, ipfwadm, ipchains and kmem.

              this driver works on Linux 2.0 or Linux 2.1 for ONLY ppp type devices.  Specify the
              --device option for the interface to monitor.  By default it uses  interface  ppp0.
              Please note, that if the ppp device is not available or active, wmnet will continue
              to try in the hopes that it is only temporarily offline.

              use this driver on Linux 2.1 kernels for any interface.  Pass the  --device  option
              for  the  device  you want monitored, otherwise, the default is eth0.  This will be
              available for ONLY Linux 2.1 kernels and will always be there on those kernels.

              use this driver on Linux 2.0 kernels compiled with IP accounting.  It won't work on
              Linux  2.1.   You'll  also  need  to specify the --txrule and --rxrule options.  By
              default, wmnet uses the first two rules it finds.

              this driver will only work in Linux 2.1 kernels with IP chains compiled in.  You'll
              want to also specify the --txrule and --rxrule options and specify the chain names.
              By default it uses the chains "acctin" and "acctout" There must  be  at  least  one
              rule  on  the named ipchain, if there is more than one rule in the specified chain,
              it uses the first.  The chain must not immediately return to the parent  chain,  it
              has to pass through a rule first.  Otherwise, the kernel will not collect the stats
              we need.

       kmem   this driver is only available on FreeBSD  systems  and  must  be  passed  a  device
              through  the  --device  option.   By default, it uses ec0 but will accept any valid
              device name.


       /proc/net/ip_acct /proc/net/dev /proc/net/ipchains
              kernel net accounting information


       wmnet was written by Jesse B. Off <>.

       This manpange was originally written by Marcelo  Magallon  <>  for  the
       Debian  Project, and is GNU Copyright 1998 Marcelo Magallon and later modifed by Jesse Off
       for WMnet version 1.05.



                                            6 Oct 1998                                  wmnet(1x)