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Watch Network Service Activity in Real-time

Terminal - Watch Network Service Activity in Real-time
lsof -i
2009-04-25 14:24:04
User: hank
Watch Network Service Activity in Real-time


There are 12 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
lsof -i
2009-06-30 22:36:00

I prefer to use this and not the -n variety, so I get DNS-resolved hostnames. Nice when I'm trying to figure out who's got that port open.

netstat -ntauple

Know a better way?

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What others think

try iptraf. lsof -i is a one time deal. real-time would imply that you could see network activity as it happens in a continuous manner. iptraf is a basic utility that lets you do just that.

Comment by linuxrawkstar 309 weeks and 1 day ago

Thanks - iptraf is pretty effin cool!

Comment by hank 309 weeks and 1 day ago

To make it keep running until you hit ctrl-c:

lsof -i -r
Comment by unixmonkey3441 309 weeks and 1 day ago

awesome! I also like the output of the slightly longer:

watch "lsof -i"

Comment by icetek 308 weeks and 5 days ago

ugh.. noob alert, it should be:

watch "lsof -i"
Comment by icetek 308 weeks and 5 days ago

Same thing using ip address instead of dns hostname

lsof -Pan -i tcp -i udp

Comment by solarislackware 277 weeks and 5 days ago

lsof -Pni4

works for me

Comment by al3x 91 weeks and 3 days ago

Your point of view

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