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>About IPTraf</A
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><P
>IPTraf is a network monitoring utility and traffic analyzer for IP networks. It
intercepts packets and returns data about captured the network traffic
in various statistical facilities.</P
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>IPTraf comes with these major features:</P
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>An IP traffic monitor that shows TCP
connection information (hosts, packet/byte counts, flags,
window sizes), and color-coded information about other
IP packets</P
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>Statistics (counts and load rates) for network interfaces
in general and detailed views</P
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>Statistics per TCP/UDP port</P
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>Statistical breakdown according to packet sizes</P
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>A LAN host monitor that returns counts and loads per
detected MAC address</P
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>A powerful filtering system for users to view
only interesting traffic</P
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>Logging</P
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>An asynchronous DNS resolver for the
IP traffic monitor</P
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>A text-based, full-color, menu-driven user interface
suitable for use on all Linux systems with terminals, especially Linux
consoles and color xterms</P
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>Easy configuration</P
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>Fully software-based.  No additional
hardware required</P
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>  Basic knowledge of the important TCP/IP protocols (IP, TCP, UDP, ICMP,
  etc.) is necessary for you to best understand the information generated
  by the program.</P
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