When started up in interactive mode, IPTraf can be exited with the Exit command in the main menu. IPTraf will display a window asking you to confirm the exit. Just press Enter to exit back to your shell, or any other key to remain in IPTraf.
When started with one of the command-line options to directly start a statistical facility, pressing X or Q will exit the facility directly, without any confirmation. The -t command-line parameter will automatically exit the facility after the specified length of time without any confirmation as well. Daemon facilities started with the -B parameter will immediately terminate after being sent a USR2 signal. See background operation in chapter 9 for more information.