watch iptables counters

watch 'iptables -vL'
Watch the number of packets/bytes coming through the firewall. Useful in setting up new iptables rules or chains. Use this output to reorder rules for efficiency.
Sample Output
Chain RH-Firewall-1-INPUT (2 references)
 pkts bytes target     prot opt in     out     source               destination
    0     0 ACCEPT     all  --  lo     any     anywhere             anywhere
  613  489K ACCEPT     all  --  any    any     anywhere             anywhere            state RELATED,ESTABLISHED
    2   108 ACCEPT     tcp  --  any    any     anywhere             anywhere            state NEW tcp dpt:http

By: alanr723
2009-03-20 14:49:12

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What Others Think

Be a much better idea to use -nvL if you have more than a few rules. No sense resolving anything when you aren't going to want resolved names anyway.
TheMightyBuzzard · 594 weeks and 1 day ago
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wesley388 · 8 weeks ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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