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Why are the numbers that byobu reports for my network usage different from system monitor?

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Is there anything wrong with this question? – tony_sid Jan 28 '12 at 11:52
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Notice that it's off by about a factor of 8...

Byobu, by default, is reporting "kbps", or kilobits per second, or 1000 bits per second. I chose that as the default reporting rate to match what other network device data rates are typically reported in (like 10mbps/100mbps/1Gbps ethernet, 11Mbps/54Mbps wireless).

Your network monitor is reporting KiB/s, which is kibibytes per second, or 1024 bytes per second.

You can trivially configure Byobu's network reporting unit by setting NETWORK_UNITS=bytes in your ~/.byobu/statusrc.

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