ippl - IP Protocols Logger
[-hn] [-c file-name] [--help] [--nodaemon] [--config file-name]
is an IP protocols logger. It logs incoming TCP connections, UDP
datagrams and ICMP packets sent to a host.
is based on the well-known iplogger written by Mike Edulla. The main
drawback of iplogger is that it is not (easily) configurable. ippl
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.
- -h, --help
- Print a usage message on standard output and exits
- -n, --nodaemon
- This option cause ippl not to place itself in the
background. The log messages will be logged to standard output instead of
reacts to certain signal. An easy way to send it signals is to use
the following command:
kill -SIGNAL `cat PID_FILE`
- 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.
- If ippl has been started with th -n option, it will
/etc/ippl.conf - configuration file
/usr/share/doc/ippl/* - files worth reading if you still have a question
/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 http://larve.net/ippl/.
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
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 behavior.
Please reports any bug to email@example.com