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tcpconnect.bt ā€” Trace TCP active connections (connect()). Uses Linux bpftrace/eBPF

Synopsis

tcpconnect.bt

Description

This tool traces active TCP connections (eg, via a connect() syscall; accept() are passive connections). This can be useful for general troubleshooting to see what connections are initiated by the local server.

All connection attempts are traced, even if they ultimately fail.

This works by tracing the kernel tcp_v4_connect() and tcp_v6_connect() functions using dynamic tracing, and will need updating to match any changes to these functions.

Since this uses BPF, only the root user can use this tool.

Requirements

CONFIG_BPF and bpftrace.

Examples

Trace all active TCP connections:

# tcpconnect.bt

Fields

TIME(s)

Time of the call, in HH:MM:SS format.

PID

Process ID

COMM

Process name

SADDR

Source IP address.

SPORT

Source port.

DADDR

Destination IP address.

DPORT

Destination port

Overhead

This traces the kernel tcp_v[46]_connect functions and prints output for each event. As the rate of this is generally expected to be low (< 1000/s), the overhead is also expected to be negligible. If you have an application that is calling a high rate of connects()s, such as a proxy server, then test and understand this overhead before use.

Source

This is from bpftrace

https://github.com/iovisor/bpftrace

Also look in the bpftrace distribution for a companion _examples.txt file containing example usage, output, and commentary for this tool.

This is a bpftrace version of the bcc tool of the same name. The bcc tool may provide more options and customizations.

https://github.com/iovisor/bcc

OS

Linux

Stability

Unstable - in development.

Author

Brendan Gregg, adapted for bpftrace by Dale Hamel

See Also

tcpaccept(8), funccount(8), tcpdump(8)

Referenced By

bcc-tcpaccept(8), bcc-tcpconnlat(8), bcc-tcpdrop(8), bcc-tcplife(8), bcc-tcpretrans(8), bcc-tcpstates(8), bcc-tcptop(8), bcc-tcptracer(8), tcpaccept(8), tcpdrop(8), tcpretrans(8).

2018-11-24 USER COMMANDS