xnetload is a software that runs under the X Window System, displays a count and a graph of the traffic over a specified network connection. I used it to monitor my PPP connection to the Internet. I've switched to torsmo.
And since I'm not running Linux anymore the amount of maintenance I can do on it now is linited to bug-fixing.
It either displays bytes/second or packets/second, based on the capabilities of the kernel. On 2.1.x and later kernels (including the 2.2.x and 2.4.x series) it displays bytes/s. It requires the /proc file system, or rather /proc/net/dev which is only found in Linux. So AFAIK this program is Linux specific.
What's New in This Release:
· This release fixes a bug with the -update option; the refresh interval of the graph was not influenced by this option, and it should be.
· Upgrading from the previous version is not really necessary if you haven't encountered the bug.