Re: Network Monitor


> That 3G provider is missing the boat, business wise.  Good ISPs
> monitor your limit for you,

> "Infinity Web" that gives me 4GiB of traffic per mount. After the user
> pass this limit, the connection drops to 100Kbps. And the swear that the

Actually, in my countries they have several strategies: one is to
require additional fee for a traffic which goes over the limit. Another
is to limit the connection speed. And the fun begins when you are abroad
(in other countries). Too much traffic could be very, very expensive.

I completely agree, this is bad business behaviour. But the fact is they
are doing this and you can not do anything about it. In some cases it is
also not possible to change the provider, because they all are doing the

So the best practical solution is to have network trafic monitor inside
NM. Not only for 3G, also for other types of connections. In could be
very useful to know how much traffic did you have on mobile conection 1,
2, etc., wired connection at home, in the office, how much went it
through VPN, etc.

Also some other data could be useful to have. For instance how much time
I have been using one connection and the other. And maybe also time and
traffic "profile" (when I was online / transferring data) - please see
attached mockup picture.

It could also be done that would be able to select/deselect connections
with clicking to the legend, and the data on the graph would then cnahge

Sorry, I don't want to burden you too much, I am just givin some ideas.

I understand this requires a database, and that is not so simple to do.
But I think features like that give NM and Linux in general exactly that
"marketing advantage" it needs.

However, thank you very much for information about OpenVPN and
http_proxy. It is great to hear it is already done (I hope Ubuntu is
going to push never version of NM in repositories soon).



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