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NAME

       ipfm - IP Flow Meter

SYNOPSIS

       ipfm    [-c   config-file   ][--config   config-file   ]   [-h][--help]
       [-n][--nodaemon] [-p pid-file ][--pid pid-file ]

DESCRIPTION

       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 ipfm@via.ecp.fr.

OPTIONS

       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.

       -n, --nodaemon
              does not run as a daemon

       -h, --help
              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.

SIGNALS

       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.

       SigTERM
              This causes ipfm to dump (and clear) its data tables in the  log
              file (see ipfm.conf(8) ) and exit.

       SigKILL
              This causes ipfm to exit.

       SigINT (ctrl-c)
              This  causes  ipfm  to  exit after having dumped and cleared its
              buffers.

       SigUSR1
              This causes ipfm to dump its data tables in the log file without
              exiting or clearing them.

SEE ALSO

       ipfm.conf(8)

AUTHORS

       Robert CHERAMY <tibob@via.ecp.fr>, Andres KRAPF <dae@via.ecp.fr>

       IPFM home page can be found at http://www.via.ecp.fr/~tibob/ipfm/

                         Last change: 06 october 2002                  IPFM(8)