ippl - IP Protocols Logger
ippl [-hn] [-c file-name] [--help] [--nodaemon] [--config file-name]
ippl is an IP protocols logger. It logs incoming TCP connections, UDP
datagrams and ICMP packets sent to a host.
ippl is based on the well-known iplogger written by Mike Edulla. The
main drawback of iplogger is that it is not (easily) configurable.
ippl has been written keeping in mind that it should be extremely
configurable and it should be easy to extend its logging capabilities.
-c file-name, --config file-name
file-name specifies an alternate configuration file to use. By
default, CONFIGURATION_FILE is used.
Print a usage message on standard output and exits successfully.
This option cause ippl not to place itself in the background.
The log messages will be logged to standard output instead of
ippl reacts to certain signal. An easy way to send it signals is to use
the following command:
kill -SIGNAL ‘cat PID_FILE‘
SIGHUP This causes ippl to close all the open sockets and log files,
reread the configuration file and restart. Note that this signal
should be sent to ippl if the log files are renamed or deleted.
ippl will cleanly die.
SIGINT If ippl has been started with th -n option, it will cleanly die.
/etc/ippl.conf - configuration file
/usr/share/doc/ippl/* - files worth reading if you still have a
/var/run/ippl/ippl.pid - file containing the PID of the running ippl
ippl.conf(5), RFC768, RFC791, RFC792, RFC793, RFC1413
Hugo Haas (firstname.lastname@example.org) Etienne Bernard (email@example.com)
Information about ippl development can be found at
New stable releases can be dowloaded via FTP on sunsite.unc.edu in
Two mailing lists have been setup. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
to subscribe to the announcement list (ippl-announce) or to the
development list (ippl).
If ippl spends too much time resolving host names, some packets may not
The logclosing option logs TCP connection terminations. However, it
logs terminations initiated by both ends, which is not the expected
Please reports any bug to email@example.com
Last change: 21 April 2000