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IPTraf is a console-based network monitoring program for Linux that displays information about IP traffic. It was previously hosted on https://fedorahosted.org/iptraf-ng/
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README

==========================================================================
IPTraf 3.0 README
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
See the RELEASE-NOTES for important update information.
See the INSTALL file for installation instructions.
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DESCRIPTION
-----------

IPTraf is a console-based network monitoring program for Linux that
displays information about IP traffic.  It returns such information as:

	Current TCP connections
	UDP, ICMP, OSPF, and other types of IP packets
	Packet and byte counts on TCP connections
	IP, TCP, UDP, ICMP, non-IP, and other packet and byte counts
	TCP/UDP counts by ports
	Packet counts by packet sizes
	Packet and byte counts by IP address
	Interface activity
	Flag statuses on TCP packets
	LAN station statistics

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 works on Ethernet, FDDI, ISDN, PLIP, loopback, and SLIP/PPP
interfaces.

Updates and announcements are at the iptraf-ng@lists.fedorahosted.org,
see README.contact for more information.

IMPORTANT CHANGES
-----------------

Important changes are detailed in the RELEASE-NOTES file, please take some
time to read it.  There are some changes in the log file names, and the
policies on multiple instances have been somewhat relaxed.

DISTRIBUTION NOTICE
-------------------

This is the general release of IPTraf.  IPTraf has been incorporated into
the Debian GNU/Linux, Turbolinux and S.u.S.E. distributions, as well as
the Trinux security toolkit distribution and Red Hat Powertools.

Linux distributions may have tailored the IPTraf package to suit their
purposes.  Direct questions, comments or inquiries about a
distribution-specific package to its maintainer.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
-------------------

IPTraf 2 and later  requires at least Linux kernel 2.2.  It uses the new
PF_PACKET socket family as its capture mechanism.  This feature is new to
the 2.2 kernel.  Make sure you have the Packet Socket driver compiled in or
installed as a module, or IPTraf will fail (and so will others like it:
tcpdump, netwatch, etc).

IPTraf also requires glibc 2.1 or later.

COPYING AND DISTRIBUTION
------------------------

This software is OSI Certified Open Source Software
OSI Certified is a certification mark of the Open Source Initiative.

Redistribution and modification of this software is permitted under the
terms of the GNU General Public License.  See the included LICENSE file
for details.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
-----------------------

Full information is in the manual in the Documentation directory.  See
also the CHANGES file for a record of fixes and new features.  Updates and
announcements are in the IPTraf Web page indicated above.  Other README
files contain some other bits of information.  The RELEASE-NOTES file
contains important release-specific information.
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