iptotal reads configuration data from /etc/iptotal.cfg (or the file specified with -c on the command line). The file contains keyword-argument pairs, one per line. Lines starting with '#' and empty lines are interpreted as comments.

The possible keywords and their meanings are as follows (note that keywords are case-insensitive and arguments are case-sensitive):

debug <level>

Debug level: 0 - no debuging; 1 - summary; 3 - all packets captured. The default is 0.

interface <interface>

Interface iptotal is to monitor. The default is eth0.

filter <filterstr>

Use pcap filters (see tcpdump).

fork <choice>

"no" to run in foreground, "yes" in background. The default is "no".

maskbits <maskbits>

Set number of network mask bits (1-32) for subnet traffic aggregation. Default is 24 (

report <seconds>

Reporting period - number of seconds, default 300.



File that defines the configuration used to invoke iptotal(1).


Written by Antoine Megens <[email protected]>

Manpage written by Millis Miller <[email protected]>


Report bugs to <[email protected]>


Copyright © 2003 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

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