Network traffic show – trafshow

August 10th, 2006 mysurface Posted in Network, trafshow | Hits: 29461 | 7 Comments »

I discover this tools when I play around in a Freebsd vmware image. You may not find it at your yum repo and also apt-get repo. But installation is easy, dependencies are less too. What you need are ncursors and libpcap, use yum search or apt-cache search to query and download the dependencies and download trafshow from here.
Installation is easy, login as root

./configure; make; make install

Once done, type

trafshow

and it will allow you to select the interface to show, you can open multiple trafshow to monitor different interfaces. One thing I like about trafshow is it is clean and lively shows me the traffic events, where I usually put that as background, if something unusual happens I will be aware of it.

Trafshow allows you to do filter like tcpdump, for example I want trafshow display me only udp events with source IP is 192.168.1.2

trafshow udp and src 192.168.1.2

Press h when you are in trafshow, there have many instant options to play around.

7 Responses to “Network traffic show – trafshow”

  1. Well, it doesn’t work at Ubuntu Dapper, after compiled, it gets segmentation fault.

  2. Segmentation fault is been fixed by disable the -lslang from the configure.in

    autoreconf must be trigger

  3. It worked a treat for my Centos4.4 box.

    Thank you very much!

  4. why not run the linux-friendly iftop, which IS in repositories?

    aptitude install iftop

    http://ex-parrot.com/~pdw/iftop/ for more info

  5. trafshow is included in a debian package, i.e. netdiag

    > sudo apt-get install netdiag

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