Tip of the Trade: Check out the traffic passing through your machine with this useful and easy-to-use ncurses-based app. Run iptraf from the command line to configure it through the curses interface. Alex van den Bogaerdt’s RRDtool tutorial is a good place to learn more, too. iftop and iptraf command in linux with examples, for analysing and monitoring network traffic and bandwidth.

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If there are others you want to monitor, you can add more DS data sources. It shows the summery for tcp,udp,icmp,ip traffic in its output. TCP connection endpoints are still indicated with the green brackets on color terminals along the left edge of the screen.

iptraf: A TCP/UDP Network Monitoring Utility

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Thanks for your registration, follow us on our social networks to keep up-to-date. Learn how your comment data is processed. I like the IPTraf interface though.

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The other ports are more-or-less the same. It also comes handy to find out checksum errors in the packet send and received.


Submit it here to become an TecMint author. Security Notes – 8 months 3 weeks ago. Follow these steps to start monitoring with your new filter:. Older versions of IPTraf had a problem once network activity became very high.

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When you run iptraf you will see information about the license and copyright. Archives – 8 months 1 week ago. This does not determine how long it remain s on-screen.

Canceling will turn logging off for that particular session. Ipgraf are two windows in the traffic monitor. A step by step tutorial for understanding Linux boot sequence. Select IP and then, from the resulting screen, select Define new filter. But the fact that the tool still works as well as it did when it was in active development say a lot about how well this tool was made. Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links tutoorial.

If anyone iptrxf, please drop me a line. It prints out Average and Peak kbps values. While reverse lookup is being conducted in the background, IP addresses will be used until the resolution is complete.

Monitor your network with iptraf

iptraaf It’s also owned by root and has fairly restrictive permissions so I chmod’d the directory tothe log files to and chown’d them both to root. Apply appropriate measures, or the targeted machine may begin denying network services.


On forwarding non-masquerading machines packets and TCP connections simply appear twice, one each for the incoming and outgoing interfaces. It still works and it still works well. Memory must be added right away.

Actually, there’s probably a way to get iptraf to only the log the ports we’re looking at, but I don’t ttorial what it is yet! April 20, at 9: Archives – 10 comment s.

Since we’ll be reading the statistics every five minutes, you tutorail want to change the log interval to five minutes. On masquerading machines, packets and connections from the internal network to the external network also appear twice, one for the internal and external interface. Your name can also be listed here.

You can also turn on DNS lookups and service name lookups to get names rather than numbers.