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Sometimes it is necessary or useful to monitor network traffic on your computer. You can monitor all the connections going in and out of your computer.
These programs run in terminal such as xterm
Using netstat you can monitor every connection going in and out of your computer. This monitors all major protocols including tcp and udp, and every port. netstat is a standard Unix program, so it is likely installed.
netstat also displays unix connections are fairly useless. To display only tcp and udp connection.
- Execute: netstat -t -u
- For displaying continuously
- Execute: netstat -t -u -c
tcp 0 0 10.0.0.9:57053 71-95-19-141.stat:16359 ESTABLISHED tcp 0 19109 10.0.0.9:49249 5ac33076.bb.sky.c:52782 ESTABLISHED tcp 0 0 10.0.0.9:53874 catv54039CF5.pool:16628 ESTABLISHED tcp 0 0 10.0.0.9:37182 host86-140-193-28.:6881 ESTABLISHED tcp 0 0 10.0.0.9:45563 61-224-49-29.dyna:48227 ESTABLISHED tcp 0 0 10.0.0.9:47665 188.8.131.52:43837 ESTABLISHED
These programs that operates like top (Unix)
- shows a list of the top connections, with bandwidth bars
- Gentoo install: emerge ntop