12 Jun 2015,
by Haim Gelfenbeyn

DuMeter.net now supports bandwidth accounting on Linux

We’ve been busy with DuMeter.net updates recently, and if you are using the site regularly, I’m sure you have already noticed the updated look and the new features. DuMeter.net reporter software for the Linux OS is less prominently visible, however, so I’d like to explain what it is and what it isn’t.

DuMeter.net reporter is not DU Meter

I know this will be a disappointment for some people, but this software is not DU Meter: it does not include any user interface, and it is intended for unattended use only. You install it, and it submits your network bandwidth usage to dumeter.net, where you can see reports, graphs, configure alerts, and more. Sending bandwidth usage reports to dumeter.net is the only function of this software, and full DU Meter port to Linux is not planned at this time.

Fully compatible with most distributions

We provide both .RPM and .DEB packages, and since DuMeter.net reporter is written purely in Python, it can be used on most platforms and with most popular Linux distributions: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Fedora, CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu, etc.

DuMeter.net reporter has been released under MIT License, and full source code is available. So even if your Linux distribution is not directly supported, you can still use our software.

We are actually using DuMeter.net reporters on our own Linux servers, and have nice reports about bandwidth usage across the whole server farm. Talk about eating our own dogfood!

How to download and use it

First, you need to create an account on dumeter.net, which is free right now. Then, select “Current Location | Computers” from the menu at the top, and click on “Associate new computer” green button. Choose a name for this computer, select your Linux distribution from the list, and click “Add”.

Software will be downloaded, and web page with open with detailed instructions about how to install it on your specific Linux distribution and how to link it to your dumeter.net account.

Share your story

We’d love to hear about your experience with dumeter.net and Linux, and how and why you use it. Please post in comments.