IPTraf is a console-based network statistics utility for Linux. It gathers
a variety of figures such as TCP connection packet and byte counts,
interface statistics and activity indicators, TCP/UDP traffic breakdowns,
and LAN station packet and byte counts.
- An IP traffic monitor that shows information
on the IP traffic passing over your network. Includes TCP flag information,
packet and byte counts, ICMP details, OSPF packet types.
- General and detailed interface statistics showing
IP, TCP, UDP, ICMP, non-IP and other IP packet counts, IP checksum errors,
interface activity, packet size counts.
- A TCP and UDP service monitor showing counts
of incoming and outgoing packets for common TCP and UDP application ports
- A LAN statistics module that discovers
active hosts and shows statistics showing the data activity on them
- TCP, UDP, and other protocol display filters,
allowing you to view only traffic you're interested in.
- Supports Ethernet, FDDI, ISDN, SLIP, PPP, and
- Utilizes the built-in raw socket interface of
the Linux kernel, allowing it to be used over a wide range of supported
- Full-screen, menu-driven operation.
Non-IP packets will simply be indicated as "Non-IP"
and, on Ethernet LAN's, will be supplied with the appropriate Ethernet
- Local loopback
- All Linux-supported Ethernet interfaces
- All Linux-supported FDDI interfaces
- Asynchronous PPP
- Synchronous PPP over ISDN
- ISDN with Raw IP encapsulation
- ISDN with Cisco HDLC encapsulation
- Parallel Line IP
The information generated by IPTraf can be valuable
in making network organization decisions, troubleshooting LANs and tracking
activity of various IP hosts.
IPTraf packages are also included in these Linux distributions (as far as
Feedback is always welcome. Just remember I have a full-time job and can
only work on this program on my spare time. So I may not always be able
to respond immediately.
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