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etherape — graphical network traffic browser

Synopsis

etherape [ -d ] [ -f filter ] [ --final-export outfile ] [ --glade-file gladefile ] [ -i interface ] [ -l maxnodes ] [ -m operating mode ] [ --max-delay delay ] [ --min-delay delay ] [ -n ] [ -q ] [ -r inputfile ] [ -s ] [ --signal-export outfile ]

Description

EtherApe is a network traffic browser. It displays network activity graphically. It uses GNOME libraries as its user interface, and libpcap, a packet capture and filtering library.

Options

These options can be supplied to the command:

-d, --diagram-only
don't display any node text identification
-f, --filter <capture filter>
set capture filter
--final-export <export file name>
when replaying, export to named file at end of replay
--glade-file <filename>
uses the named libglade file to load interface instead of the default.
-i, --interface <interface name>
set interface to listen to
-l, --node-limit <number>
sets the maximum number of node visible
-m, --mode <link|ip|tcp>
set mode of operation (default is ip)
--max-delay <delay in ms>
caps timestamps to the provided delay when replaying a capture file.
--min-delay <delay in ms>
provides a minimum to inter-packet delay when replaying a capture file.
-n, --numeric
don't convert addresses to names, disables name resolution.
-q
disables informational messages.
-r, --replay-file <file name>
sets input file to replay
-s
Place nodes using an alternate algorithm. Deprecated.
--signal-export <export file name>

if specified, enables signal USR1 handling. On receiving USR1, EtherApe will dump its state to the named XML file.

Beware! the file will be overwritten without asking!

-?, --help
show a brief help message

Signals

USR1

on receipt of signal USR1, and if enabled with --signal-export, EtherApe will dump its state to the chosen xml file.

Beware! the file will be overwritten without asking!

Environment Variables

APE_DEBUG=normal|info|debug
controls debug output verbosity. Debug informations are printed on standard output.

Files

Etherape will use /etc/ethers if there is one to convert MAC addresses to names and /etc/services to associate TCP/UDP port numbers to protocol names.

See Also

The EtherApe webpage at http://etherape.sourceforge.net/

Authors

Juan Toledo <toledo@users.sourceforge.net>

Riccardo Ghetta <bchiara@users.sourceforge.net>

Info

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