Measuring bytes of packet sent from python application

Grant Edwards grante at
Tue Jan 6 03:06:41 CET 2009

On 2009-01-05, Jonathan Gardner <jgardner at> wrote:
> On Jan 5, 2:26 pm, Kangkook Jee <aixe... at> wrote:
>> I'd like to measure number of bytes sent(or recv'd) from my
>> python application. Does anyone have any idea how can I
>> achieve this?
>> I tried to do this by tracing some socket calls (send, sendto,
>> sendAll) using 'metaclass' but I could find exactly place that
>> I can put this in.
>> My application runs some number of protocols (bittorrent,
>> xmlrpc ..) in it and will be measured for a couple of hours.
> A good universal tool on the Linux platform is tcpdump. It takes some
> learning, but is very useful for this kind of task. You can use a tool
> like ethereal to visualize the data that tcpdump gathers.

Ethereal has been called wireshark for quite a while now.  It
can be used to capture the traffic as well as to visualize it.

Wireshark is available for both Linux and Windows.


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