[ubuntu-uk] Network traffic analysis

Tony Travis ajt at rri.sari.ac.uk
Sun Nov 25 21:14:14 GMT 2007

David Restall - System Administrator wrote:
> Hi,
> I want to see where and what the traffic profile is on a server.  What I
> have used in the past is ethereal but this seems like overkill, is there
> anything else out there.
> What I would like is something that will give me a simple report showing
> traffic in, out, IP addresses, ports etc.
> MRTG is another option but this is fiddly to set up for what I want and
> I'd still have to use tcpdump to capture the raw data.
> I don't mind using tcpdump to capture the data it's what I use to produce
> the pretty outputs that I'm after (pretty ! necessarily == graphical).
> Sorry if this is a bit rambling - had a bit of pop and things aren't
> quite working as smoothly as I'd expect :*)

Hello, David.

I use "iftop" and "iptraf", both of which are in the Ubuntu repo's.

Best wishes,

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