LinuxLinks.com
Newbies What Next ? News Forums Calendar

Search





News Sections
Home
General News (3973/0)
Reviews (628/0)
Press Releases (464/0)
Distributions (187/0)
Software (875/0)
Hardware (522/0)
Security (192/0)
Tutorials (345/0)
Off Topic (181/0)


User Functions
Username:

Password:

Don't have an account yet? Sign up as a New User


Events
There are no upcoming events




IPTraf

IPTraf

IPTraf is an open source ncurses-based IP LAN monitor that generates various network statistics including TCP info, UDP counts, ICMP and OSPF information, LAN station packet, Ethernet load info, node stats, IP checksum errors, and others.

This program can be used to determine the type of traffic on your network, and what kind of service is the most heavily used on what machines, among others. IPTraf can be used to monitor the load on an IP network, the most used types of network services, the proceedings of TCP connections, and others. IPTraf was designed from the ground up to use the Linux PF_PACKET mechanism to reduce overhead.

 IPTraf 3.0.0

Price
Free to download

Size
0.5MB
License

GNU GPL v2

Developer
Gerard Paul Java

Website
iptraf.seul.org

System Requirements
Linux Kernel 2.2 or higher
glibc 2.1 or higher

Support Sites:
Documentation, Mailing Lists, Monitoring network traffic with iptraf and rrdtool

Selected Reviews:
ghacks.net

Features include:

  • Full-screen, menu-driven operation
  • Background operation
  • 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
  • All IP traffic can be filtered with a unified set of filter rules which makes it easier to define filters for for all IP traffic to or from a certain host or network without having to define three distinct filters
  • 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
  • TCP and UDP service monitor showing counts of incoming and outgoing packets for common TCP and UDP application ports
  • 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 certain types of traffic
  • Utilizes the built-in raw socket interface of the Linux kernel, allowing it to be used over a wide range of supported network cards
  • Supports the following protocols: IP, TCP, UDP, ICMP, IGMP, IGP, IGRP, OSPF, ARP, RARP, L2TP, IPSec Authentication, and IPSec Encrypted Payload
  • Supported interfaces: Local loopback, All Linux-supported Ethernet interfaces, All Linux-supported FDDI interfaces, SLIP, Asynchronous PPP, Synchronous PPP over ISDN, ISDN with Raw IP encapsulation, ISDN with Cisco HDLC encapsulation, Parallel Line IP, TUN, BRG
  • Force promiscuous mode - so that traffic which does not pass directly through the specified interface is also counted. Promiscuous mode is often used to diagnose network connectivity issues
  • Logging
  • Timers: TCP timeout, Logging interval, Screen update interval, TCP closed/idle persistence
  • Reverse DNS lookups

IPTraf in action

IPTraf in action

Return to Console Based Network 'top' Tools Home Page

Bookmark and Share


Last Updated Sunday, April 27 2014 @ 01:53 PM EDT


We have written a range of guides highlighting excellent free books for popular programming languages. Check out the following guides: C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, CoffeeScript, HTML, Python, Ruby, Perl, Haskell, PHP, Lisp, R, Prolog, Scala, Scheme, Forth, SQL, Node.js (new), Fortran (new), Erlang (new), Pascal (new), and Ada (new).


Group Tests
All Group Tests

Top Free Software
5 Office Suites
7 Document Processors
6 Lean Desktops
6 Desktop Search
9 Project Management
9 Groupware Apps
14 File Managers
10 Databases
21 Backup Tools
21 DVD Tools
21 Window Managers
21 Productivity Tools
9 Terminal Emulators
21 Financial Tools
21 Text Editors
21 Video Emulators
21 Home Emulators
42 Graphics Apps
6 CAD Apps
42 Scientific Apps
10 Web Browsers
42 Email Apps
12 Instant Messaging
10 IRC Clients
7 Twitter Clients
12 News Aggregators
11 VoIP Apps
11 Remote Display Apps
42 Best Games
42 More Games
21 More Games
21 Notable Games (1)
21 Notable Games (2)
21 Notable Games (3)
8 ASCII Games
9 Educational Games
42 Audio Apps
42 Video Apps
6 Screencasting Apps
80 Security Apps
9 System Monitoring
6 Family History Apps
11 PDF Tools
6 Music Servers
6 Collection Managers
7 Calculator Apps
8 Geometry Apps
Free Console Apps
14 Multimedia
Programming
8 Compilers
9 IDEs
9 Debuggers
7 Revision Control Apps
6 Doc Generators
'Free' Proprietary
21 Closed-Source Apps
Top Commercial Apps
42 Games
Free Web Software
21 Web CMS
14 Wiki Engines
8 Blog Apps
6 eCommerce Apps
5 Human Resource Apps
10 ERP
10 CRM
6 Data Warehouse Apps
8 Business Intelligence
6 Point-of-Sale

All Group Tests

Other Articles
Migrating from Windows
Back up your data
Distribution Guide
Distro Portal Pages
20 Free Linux Books
Running Linux Under Windows


Older Stories
Sunday 07/06
  • Mobile Phone Management Made Easy (0)

  • Saturday 06/28
  • Easy File Comparisons With These Great Free Diff Tools (0)
  • 9 ASCII Games You'll Want to Play Again and Again (0)

  • Friday 06/13
  • 12 Remarkable Free Shell Scripting Books (0)

  • Saturday 06/07
  • Open Source LDAP Solutions (0)

  • Monday 06/02
  • Delightful ASCII Art Tools (0)

  • Saturday 05/31
  • Best Tools for Network Inventory Management (0)

  • Sunday 05/25
  • Grab 24 Beautifully Scribed Free Programming Books (0)
  • 6 Invaluable Free Ada Books (0)

  • Thursday 05/15
  • 4 Best Free Pascal Books (0)


  • Vote

    What do you find MOST attractive about Open Source software?

    Amount of customization
    Security
    Freedom provided
    Speed of development
    Quality
    Multiple versions
    Cost
    Potential to contribute
    Ability to modify code
    Results
    4837 votes | 2 comments

    Built with GeekLog and phpBB
    Comments to the webmaster are welcome
    Copyright 2009 LinuxLinks.com - All rights reserved