Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 136070
would like to include ibmonitor in the main Fedora distribution
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:49:33 EDT
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Description of problem:
ibmonitor is an interactive bandwidth monitor which runs on the linux
console. It currently features in the stable RPM list of Fedora
I really think we should include it in the main Fedora tree as its
a very minimal useful tool for bandwidth monitoring. More aligned to the
Its features can be heavily expanded while still catering to the
desktop user. Like, saving the data in rrds for nifty looking graphs, etc.
Please consider my request, and I would like to contribute my maintaing
the package if it gets included in the main release. Thanks
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. ibmonitor is not in the rpm list
See more about ibmonitor at
There is already iptraf, which handles some of this.
Yes. I'm very much aware of iptraf. It is indeed a very useful
tool, but sometimes its overkill. I've got much feedback from
people who say how ibmonitor is simple yet effective.
Please note that i'm keeping the casual desktop user in mind here,
and not the network administrator.
Looks wise, If you would check the screenshots out, ibmonitor
is definitely more appealing to the untrained eye than iptraf.
All said and done, I would respect Fedora's decision.
Generally, the desktop group frowns upon terminal apps; there is
already a network status applet that does some bandwidth things as well.
Thanks for your comments. Can you suggest some way out?
Like contacting the desktop team, or maybe trying to
merge ibmonitor into some existing package which handles
network related functions.
Well, you can bring it up on fedora-devel-list for opinions, certainly.