IPTraf User’s Manual. Copyright © , by Gerard Paul Java. Version 0 Preparing to Use IPTraf · Number Display Notations · Instances and Logging . iptraf is an ncurses-based IP LAN monitor that generates various network Frederic Peters ([email protected]), using iptraf –help General manual page. IPTraf User’s Manual IPTraf has a few optional command-line parameters. As with most UNIX commands, IPTraf command-line parameters are case-sensitive .

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IPTraf 2 shows only the source host: To minimize these entries, an entry is not added by the monitor until a packet with data or a SYN packet is received. Because this monitoring system relies solely on packet information, it does not determine which endpoint initiated the connection.

This means the connection was already established when the monitor started. The destination is the host: If the Logging option is turned on see Configuration section belowIPTraf will prompt you for a log file name while presenting a default. Data link header e.

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Some unclosed connections may be due to extremely slow links or crashes at either end of the connection.

The Traffic Monitor is a real-time monitoring system that intercepts all packets on all detected network interfaces. Window Size The advertised window size of the most recently received packet. See the Screen update interval On masquerading machines, packets and connections from the internal network to the external network also appear twice, one for the internal and external interface. Direction entries also manuzl available for reuse if an ICMP Destination Unreachable message is received for the connection.


However, if these get too many, active connections may become interspersed among iptrxf, reset, or idle entries. Packets coming from the internal network will be indicated as coming from manuap internal IP address that sourced them, and also as coming from the IP address of the external interface on your masquerading machine. Supported Network Interfaces IPTraf currently mannual the following network interface types and names. Your system’s network interfaces must be named according to the schemes specified above.

For all packets in the lower window, only the first IP fragment is indicated since that contains the header of the IP-encapsulated protocol but with no further information from the encapsulated protocol. Note The TCP timeout For easier location, each type of protocol is color-coded text console only.

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Instances and Logging Starting with version 2. This applies to all facilities except the General Interface Statistics, which is still restricted to only one instance at a time.

The rvnamed Process The IP Traffic Monitor starts a daemon called rvnamed to help speed up reverse lookups without sacrificing too much keyboard control and accuracy of the counts. Ethernet and FDDI data are not included. The direction entries for reset connections become available for new connections.

If only an S is present S the source is trying to initiate a connection. Each entry in the window contains these fields: The M key displays more TCP kanual. These are point-to-point IP connections using the PC parallel port.

This indicates the source machine and TCP port on that machine from which this data is coming. Entries not updated within a user-configurable amount of time may get replaced with new connections. In much the same way, packets coming in from the external network will look like they’re destined for the external network’s IP address, and again as destined for the final destination on the internal network.


Lower Window The lower window displays information about the other types of traffic on your network. 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 iptrxf.

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In addition to that, it also determines the encapsulated protocol within the IP packet, and displays some important information about that as well. If an A is also present S-A-this is an acknowledgment of a previous connection request, and is responding. Cancelling will turn logging off for that particular session. Packet Size The size of the most recently received packet. Over time, the entries will go out of order as counts proceed at varying rates.

The monitor decodes the IP information on all IP packets and displays the appropriate information about it, most notably the source and destination addresses.