A gray area: darkstat

I tampered with a few console programs during my hiatus, with one of the more interesting being darkstat.

 

I don’t know if I should really call darkstat a console program or not. For what I saw, there was very little that it did at the console, with most of the attention going to its web-style output.

That’s very convenient if you just want to find out — graphically — how things are going, network-wise. Most of its configuration is at the prompt though, which you adjust when you start it.

But it runs light, as you can see, and I had no problem checking the traffic on the loopback address. I didn’t try it across the network, but I have a feeling it would probably be equally easy … so long as you’re properly configured, of course.

Believe it or not, that’s about all I have to say about it. I am debating internally whether I should add this to the wiki, since it seems to fall into a … gray area. Ha! That was almost a pun! :shock: :roll:

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3 Responses to “A gray area: darkstat”


  1. 1 vajorie 2011/05/22 at 11:05 AM

    I think you should add it to the wiki. I found this very useful, and it kinda informed me on ntop (which seems not to be as lightweight as darkstat), which I have running on my openvpn server now (just for the fun of it).

    Thank you :)

  2. 2 iss 2011/05/24 at 12:34 AM

    Darkstat is dead simple to set up and fun to watch.

    You should consider adding Flattr to your blog, because posts like this one are worth flattring.


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