USB DSL Traffic Meter / Alarm Thingy

USB Bandwidth Alarm image
USB Bandwidth Alarm Prototype

Recently, something went rogue on our network and happily consumed over 3GB every hour, for 16 hours — over 85GB in less than a day. :-/ I was not impressed.

So, this afternoon I thought, “Wouldn’t it be nice to have some simple, visual / audible display or alarm that would alert me to problems like this, without having to remember to check on my traffic accounting system.” So I made one.

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