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AIX 5L Practical Performance Tools and Tuning Guide by IBM Redbooks

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6.5. Network packet tracing tools

This section describes the network packet tracing commands and other packet monitoring tools.

6.5.1. The iptrace command

The iptrace command provides interface-level packet tracing for Internet protocols.

The iptrace command records Internet packets received from configured network interfaces. Command flags provide a filter so that iptrace only traces packets meeting specific criteria. Monitoring the network traffic with iptrace can often be very useful in determining why network performance is not as expected.

The ipreport command formats the data file generated by iptrace. The ipreport command generates a readable trace report from the specified trace file created by the iptrace command. Monitoring the network ...

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