Watch Network Service Activity in Real-time

lsof -i

By: hank
2009-04-25 14:24:04

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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.
linuxrawkstar · 664 weeks and 5 days ago
Thanks - iptraf is pretty effin cool!
hank · 664 weeks and 5 days ago
To make it keep running until you hit ctrl-c: lsof -i -r
unixmonkey3441 · 664 weeks and 5 days ago
awesome! I also like the output of the slightly longer: watch "lsof -i"
icetek · 664 weeks and 3 days ago
ugh.. noob alert, it should be: watch "lsof -i"
icetek · 664 weeks and 3 days ago
Same thing using ip address instead of dns hostname lsof -Pan -i tcp -i udp
solarislackware · 633 weeks and 2 days ago
lsof -Pni4 works for me
al3x · 447 weeks and 1 day ago
seofox · 8 weeks and 6 days 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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