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Cheap iftop

Terminal - Cheap iftop
watch 'netstat -anptu |egrep "^Proto|:80 "'
2011-05-18 15:05:52
User: Mozai
Functions: egrep watch
Cheap iftop

Shows updated status in a terminal window for connections to port '80' in a human-friendly form. Use 'watch -n1' to update every second, and 'watch -d' to highlight changes between updates.

If you wish for status updates on a port other than '80', always remember to put a space afterwards so that ":80" will not match ":8080".


There are 3 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
while sleep 1; do date; (netstat -a -n | grep 80) ; done

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nice but won't tell me which vhost the connection went to or to which hosted site. any chance to see this info too?

Comment by Ovidiu 259 weeks and 1 day ago
watch -dn2 'netstat -anptu | egrep "^Proto|:80" | sort'

will watch on ports 80 and 8080 and sort output if u have a lot of connections, highliting changes with update interval 2 sec.

Comment by ilrandir 258 weeks and 6 days ago

Ovidiu: When you say vhost, do you mean a protocol thing, like the domain part of the "RCPT TO:" lines of SMTP? In that case, you'll need packet inspection -- you're better off doing a 'tail -f logfile |grep ' instead.

Comment by Mozai 258 weeks ago

ilrandir : I already mentioned using other values for "-n" in the comment.

Comment by Mozai 258 weeks ago

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