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Install iptraf – tcp/udp network monitoring utility on Ubuntu/Arch/CentOS Linux

iptraf is console-based network statistics utility for Linux. iptraf recognize various protocols, including IP, TCP, UDP, ICMP, IGMP, IGP, IGRP, OSPF, ARP and RARP.
In this how-to we are going to show you how to install iptraf, network monitoring utility, on Ubuntu, RHEL, CentOS, Fedora Linux.

iptraf features

  • 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.
  • Logging
  • Supports Ethernet, FDDI, ISDN, SLIP, PPP, and loopback interface types.
  • Utilizes the built-in raw socket interface of the Linux kernel, allowing it to be used over a wide range of supported network cards.
  • Full-screen, menu-driven operation.

Install iptfaf network monitoring utility

Installation on Ubuntu and it’s derivates:

# sudo apt-get install iptraf -y

RHEL/CentOS/Fedora and its derivatives:

# yum install iptraf

How to use iptraf command

If the iptraf command is issued without any command-line options, the program comes up in interactive mode, with the various facilities accessed through the main menu.

iptraf command
iptraf command
iptraf monitor
iptraf monitor
iptraf Select interface
iptraf Select interface
iptraf monitoring
iptraf monitoring

That is all.

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