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       plotnetcfg - plot diagram of network configuration


       plotnetcfg [options]


       plotnetcfg  is  a  tool  that  scans networking configuration on the machine and outputs a
       diagram of the configuration hierarchy.

       By default, the output is in the dot language. The output can be converted by  the  dot(1)
       tool from graphviz(7) package to various formats such as PDF, PostScript or SVG.

       plotnetcfg  is  able  to  scan different network name spaces and figure out relations that
       span name spaces. It supports all kinds of network interfaces and understands specifics of
       VLANs, bridges, veth pairs and Open vSwitch.

       The  tool  has  to  be  run  under  root  or  with  both  CAP_SYS_ADMIN  and CAP_NET_ADMIN
       capabilities. See capabilities(7) for details.

       plotnetcfg is lightweight with as few library dependencies  as  possible.  Currently,  the
       only  dependencies  are  libc  and  libjansson.   Optionally,  it can be statically linked
       against the latter which allows the plotnetcfg binary to be copied to a target machine and
       run  there  (provided it has the same or newer version of glibc as plotnetcfg was compiled

       See EXAMPLES for typical plotnetcfg usage.


       -f, --format=FORMAT
              Set output format. When not specified, dot is used.

       -F, --list-formats
              Print available output formats.

       -D, --ovs-db=PATH
              Path to the socket used to communicate with Open  vSwitch  database  server.   Only
              UNIX sockets are supported. The default is /var/run/openvswitch/db.sock.

       -h, --help
              Print short help and exit.

              Print program version and exit.


       Display network configuration of the local machine:
              plotnetcfg | dot -Tpdf | okular -

       Save network configuration to a file for later analysis:
              plotnetcfg > file

       Create PDF with network configuration of a remote machine:
              scp /usr/sbin/plotnetcfg root@target:
              ssh root@target ./plotnetcfg | dot -Tpdf > file.pdf


       dot(1), graphviz(7), plotnetcfg-json(5)


       plotnetcfg was written and is maintained by Jiri Benc <>.

                                           9 April 2015                             plotnetcfg(8)