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traffic-sort - Sort a network traffic report
traffic-sort [-Vh] [-i, --input file] [-o, --output file] [-H,
--host-sort key] [-P, --peer-sort key] [-L, --limit-hosts num] [-K,
traffic-sort is a small program which will sort and limit the length of
a network traffic report generated by traffic-collect(8) in various
ways. It is designed to be used as a filter, expecting a report on
standard input and writing a processed report to standard output. This
way complex sorting can be achieved by chaining several traffic-sort
processes together. Alternately, the input and output files can be
specified using the ’-i’ and ’-o’ commandline options.
-i, --input file
Read input from file instead of standard input.
-o, --output file
Write output to file instead of standard output.
-H, --host-sort key
Sort hosts by sort-key (see SORTING section for details).
-P, --peer-sort key
Sort peer lists by sort-key (see SORTING section for details).
-L, --limit-hosts num
Limit number of hosts to display
-K, --limit-peers num
Limit number of peers to display per host
Prints usage information
Prints program version
The host and peer lists can be sorted in one of several ways with the
-H and -P options. While several sort keys can be used for both hosts
and peers, some cannot. The following table documents the function of
each sort key and the context in which it is valid:
N, none Do not sort (hosts + peers).
Total bytes send and received (hosts + peers).
Bytes sent (hosts).
Bytes received (hosts + peers).
Total packets sent and received (hosts + peers).
Packets sent (hosts).
Packets received (hosts).
Total TCP connection requests sent and received (hosts + peers).
TCP connection requests sent (hosts).
TCP connections requests received (hosts).
Number of peers (hosts).
IP address (hosts).
Time of first detected traffic (hosts).
Time of last recorded traffic (hosts).
Random (hosts + peers).
The simplest example:
Will read a report from standard input, perform no sorting and write
the report to standard output.
The following example will limit the number of hosts in a report to 50:
traffic-vis -L 50
This example will sort the hosts in order of decreasing traffic volume
and limit the report to ten hosts. This will produce a list of the ten
busiest hosts in the original report:
traffic-vis -H b -L 50
Complex processing can be achieved by chaining multiple invocations of
traffic-vis -Hb -Pb -L50 | traffic-sort -Hc
traffic-vis(8), traffic-collect(8), traffic-exclude(8), traffic-
resolve(8), traffic-totext(8), traffic-tohtml(8), traffic-tops(8),
Damien Miller <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Hopefully none, probably legion.
28 Jan 1999 traffic-sort(8)