If you have a pre-determined quota from your operator of how much packet data you can use in a month, it's a pain to first find the Logs application, open the packet data counter, then try and work out how much data you have left from the amount used so far. Data Quota shows two simple bars: one showing how much of the data for this month you have used, and one showing how much of the month has elapsed. This lets you tell at a glance if you've been using data up too quickly or slowly, so you can be more (or less) frugal.
Network-I is a network analyzer, comprising a fast sniffer (niftap) with a powerful filtering language and a suite of tools to process the captured packets. The possibilities range from the straightforward display of captured packets in exhaustive detail (or alternatively, as one-line summaries) to measurement of traffic rates (which can be recorded to file or displayed in real-time via the GUI) and automated reports on packet retransmissions and losses.
Pkviz is a tool for plotting and cycling through and animating a series of network packets captured by tcpdump. What makes it unique is that the packets’ structure is visualized, not any labels and not time itself. Pkviz takes each byte in a packet and plots it out end-to-end, left-to-right, from the first byte to the last. How high the dot gets plotted depends on the value of the byte: bytes with a value of 0 are at the bottom and those which are 255 (0xff) – the maximum value of a byte – get plotted at the top. This might not be interesting for one packet, but that changes when you start looking at thousands of packets. Pkviz can cycle through thousands of packets in the set so you can see what happened on the wire.
rules2mrtg is a tool that creates MRTG data traffic graphs derived from iptables's internal traffic statistics for the local machine for every configured IP number/ethernet alias. You can also define ports or port ranges to be monitored per IP address. This avoids problems with using SNMP and aliased interfaces.