ipfm - IP Flow Meter
ipfm [-c config-file ][--config config-file ] [-h][--help]
[-n][--nodaemon] [-p pid-file ][--pid pid-file ]
ipfm is a bandwidth analysis tool. It counts how much data was send and
received by specified hosts through an Internet link.
ipfm is based on the libpcap (ftp://ftp.ee.lbl.gov/libpcap-0.4.tar.Z,
see http://www.tcpdump.org/ for newer versions) and should be portable.
ipfm is developed under Linux libc6 (Debian sid).
It was reported to work under Linux libc5 (slackware) and libc6
(RedHat, SuSE), FreeBSD, OpenBSD, IRIX, Solaris, HP-UX and AIX. As we
can’t test new versions under these OSes, there might be problems.
Please report them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note that depending on the OS, long options may no be supported.
-c config-file, --config config-file
config-file specifies an alternate configuration file to use. By
default, /etc/ipfm.conf is used.
does not run as a daemon
displays an help message on standard output and exit
-p pid-file, --pid pid-file
pid-file specifies an alternate pid file to use. By default,
/var/run/ipfm.pid is used.
ipfm reacts to certain signals.
SigHUP This causes ipfm to dump (and clear) its data tables in the log
file (see ipfm.conf(8) ), close pcap descriptor, reload
configuration file and restart.
This causes ipfm to dump (and clear) its data tables in the log
file (see ipfm.conf(8) ) and exit.
This causes ipfm to exit.
This causes ipfm to exit after having dumped and cleared its
This causes ipfm to dump its data tables in the log file without
exiting or clearing them.
Robert CHERAMY <email@example.com>, Andres KRAPF <firstname.lastname@example.org>
IPFM home page can be found at http://www.via.ecp.fr/~tibob/ipfm/
Last change: 06 october 2002