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IPTRAF(8)										IPTRAF(8)

       iptraf - Interactive Colorful IP LAN Monitor

       iptraf  {  [ -f ] [ -q ] [ { -i iface | -g | -d iface | -s iface | -z iface | -l iface } [
       -t timeout ] [ -B [ -L logfile ] ] ] | [ -h ] }

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

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

       These options can also be supplied to the command:

       -i iface
	      immediately  start the IP traffic monitor on the specified interface, or all inter-
	      faces if "-i all" is specified

       -g     immediately start the general interface statistics

       -d iface
	      allows you to immediately start the detailed on the indicated interface (iface)

       -s iface
	      allows you to immediately monitor TCP and UDP traffic on	the  specified	interface

       -z iface
	      shows packet counts by size on the specified interface

       -l iface
	      start  the LAN station monitor on the specified interface, or all LAN interfaces if
	      "-l all" is specified

       -t timeout
	      tells IPTraf to run the specified facility for only timeout minutes.   This  option
	      is used only with one of the above parameters.

       -B     redirect standard output to /dev/null, closes standard input, and forks the program
	      into the background.  Can be used only with one of the facility invocation  parame-
	      ters above.  Send the backgrounded process a USR2 signal to terminate.

       -L logfile
	      allows  you  to  specify	an alternate log file name.  The default log file name is
	      based on either the interface selected (detailed interface statistics, TCP/UDP ser-
	      vice  statistics, packet size breakdown), or the instance of the facility (IP traf-
	      fic monitor, LAN station monitor).  If a path is not specified,  the  log  file  is
	      placed in /var/log/iptraf

       -f     clears  all  locks  and counters, causing this instance of IPTraf to think it's the
	      first one running.  This should only be used to recover from an  abnormal  termina-
	      tion or system crash.

       -q     no longer needed, maintained only for compatibility.

       -h     shows a command summary

	SIGUSR1 - rotates log files while program is running
	SIGUSR2 - terminates an IPTraf process running in the background.

	/var/log/iptraf/*.log - log file
	/var/local/iptraf/* - important IPTraf data files

	Documentation/* - complete documentation written by the author

       Gerard Paul Java (riker@mozcom.com)

       Frederic  Peters  (fpeters@debian.org),	using iptraf --help General manual page modifica-
       tions by Gerard Paul Java (riker@mozcom.com)

					 IPTraf Help Page				IPTRAF(8)
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