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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Submit it here to become an TecMint author. How to Install Ubuntu As far as I know, these instructions work for all modern versions of both iptraf and rrdtool, but I’m specifically using iptraf v2.

It also comes handy to find out checksum errors in the packet send and received. The iptraf interactive screen, displays a menu system with different options to choose from. Microsoft dropping Edge browser in favor of Chromium Here is another reason to avoid “check for updates” in Windows IP Traffic Monitor Executing the first menu item or specifying -i to the iptraf command takes you to the IP traffic monitor.

But if you exclude a particular set of data, that data won’t be shown; nor will any other data. Older versions of IPTraf had a problem once network activity became very high.

How to install and use IPTraf in Linux | LinuxHelp Tutorials

Sun Jan 27 The window contains these pieces of information: You can also subscribe without commenting. Tip To omit all TCP from the display, define a filter with a single entry, with a source of 0. Information about TCP packets are displayed here. The main reason why i mentioned ” ps ” and ” top ” command is the fact that iftop command is very much analogous to the very famous ” top ” commandwith the only difference that iftop command gives you a complete network usage statistics instead of process.


If there are others you want to monitor, you can add more DS data sources. I use a simple perl script see the Notes if you’re using iptraf v2. I like the IPTraf interface though.

Monitor your network with iptraf

If for some reason rvnamed cannot start probably due to improper installation or lack of memoryand you are on the Internet, and you enable reverse lookup, your keyboard control can become very slow. Start running iptraf in the background with the command: If you like our content, and would like to help, please consider making a contribution: It’s not too pretty — by which I mean it’s easy enough for a human to read, but a little more difficult for a computer.

Most machines only have one. It also requires a terminal window.

It has since then become one of the most popular tech news sites on the Internet with five authors and regular contributions from freelance writers. Nice Read, do you know an application somehow similar to iptraf that can be used to configure other network related configurations like firewall? No offense meant, but I seem not to appreciate IPTraf a lot.


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Cisco gateway Do not put colons, periods, or any invalid characters in the MAC address. The new kernels no longer do it as before and IPTraf now gives output properly on masquerading machines.

Archives – 8 months 4 days ago. After five minutes, you should see something like this in the log the records are each a single line, broken here for clarity: See also the documentation on each statistical facility for the default log file names.

Be a fan on Facebook. One major fact to note in the output is that, it will show you the traffic from the first network interface card. Please click on the following link to open the newsletter signup page: Then apply this filter. Memory must be added right away. It will now seem like all you have done is create a filter with no rules just a name.