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Which traffic monitor applications currently available can do the following things? (or some of them, in the worst case)

  • start recording how much Internet data is downloaded and uploaded with a connection managed by Ubuntu's default Network Manager
  • show the current amount of traffic reached since that date and time by an indicator in the notification area (right part of the Unity top panel) and by an equivalent element in KDE
  • notify with a pop-up message or similar method each time a user-defined amount of traffic has been reached (for example every 500 MegaBytes)
  • set in a "pause" condition the Internet activity if a user-defined amount of traffic has been reached (i.e. the connection is kept on)

I'm using NTM but it's limited: it records and shows the current amount of traffic in a floating window, not in the notification area; it notifies basing on time periods, not on data amounts; it can't pause the Internet activity.

Thank you for your help.

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I can help you with 1st two choices.I mean starting monitor with current usage and showing total usage in month wise.

the application named as vnstat.you can install it with

sudo apt-get install vnstat

then type as

vnstat

it will show you the usage statistics.

  • vnstat only satisfies 1.5 out of 4 requirements, doesn't it? – Pavel Dec 10 '13 at 14:16
  • @Its 2. not 1.5 . I am using it. – rɑːdʒɑ Dec 10 '13 at 14:21
  • "show the current amount of traffic reached since that date" - yes; "and time by an indicator in the notification area (right part of the Unity top panel) and by an equivalent element in KDE" - no. Therefore 1.5. Regardless, wouldn't it be better to post an incomplete answer as a comment? – Pavel Dec 10 '13 at 14:30
  • @Pavel nothing is better than something. If he know some bash script then he can use notifysend to get notifications and then set some alert scipt with vnstat. – rɑːdʒɑ Dec 10 '13 at 14:59
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    Thank you, I'd like these kind of hints too, if such an application doesn't exist yet. If I have sufficient indications and the commands are not difficult I could reach what I need without a single application. – Andrew Dec 10 '13 at 15:09

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