iftop - Real-Time Interface Bandwidth Usage

Distribution: openSUSE 13.2
Repository: openSUSE Network Utilities all
Package name: iftop
Package version: 0.99.4
Package release: 3.2
Package architecture: i586
Package type: rpm
Installed size: 100.59 KB
Download size: 48.04 KB
Official Mirror: ftp.gwdg.de
iftop does for network usage what top(1) does for CPU usage. It listens to network traffic on a named interface and displays a table of current bandwidth usage by pairs of hosts. It is handy for explaining why the network links slow.



  • iftop = 0.99.4-3.2
  • iftop(x86-32) = 0.99.4-3.2


    Binary package: iftop-0.99.4-3.2.i586.rpm
    Source package: iftop-0.99.4-3.2.src.rpm

    Install Howto

    1. Add the openSUSE Network Utilities repository:
      # zypper addrepo http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/opensuse/repositories/network:/utilities/openSUSE_13.2/ opensuse-network-utilities
    2. Install iftop rpm package:
      # zypper install iftop


    • /usr/sbin/iftop
    • /usr/share/doc/packages/iftop/COPYING
    • /usr/share/doc/packages/iftop/ChangeLog
    • /usr/share/doc/packages/iftop/README
    • /usr/share/doc/packages/iftop/TODO
    • /usr/share/man/man8/iftop.8.gz


    2014-04-30 - lars@linux-schulserver.de - fix bnc#875625: iftop 0.99.2 memory leakeage - added MAC-address-format.patch : defining the MAC address of the interface as char instead of integer, which results in correct commandline output http://lists.beasts.org/pipermail/iftop-users/2014-March/000413.html - added 001-Avoid-32-bit-overflow-for-rates-when-calculating-bar.patch http://lists.beasts.org/pipermail/iftop-users/2014-March/000414.html - added 002-scale-up-to-tbit.patch : Extend the scale[] array up to terabit. 10gbit is not uncommon, 100gbit 40 and 100 gbit are coming, 400 gbit and terabit are future possibilities. - 003-rateidx_init-fix.patch : When calculating the first rateidx, we were overshooting to the next scale. Fix that. - 004-iftop-unlimited_text_output.patch : Allow unlimited number of lines in text output, using "iftop -t -L 0"

    2014-02-14 - andreas.stieger@gmx.de - update to 1.0pre4: * Man page documentation of -t mode. * Compile time warning fixes. - removed patches: * iftop-implicit-pointer-decl.patch - remove autoconf calls previously required

    2014-01-03 - pascal.bleser@opensuse.org - update to 1.0pre3: * bugs and compilation issues were fixed * a "text output" mode was added. - drop the following patches, merged upstream: * iftop-manpage.patch * iftop-multicast.patch

    2013-03-05 - crrodriguez@opensuse.org - Use ncursesw6 - fix a number of implicit declarations and implicit-pointer-decl warnings (iftop-implicit-pointer-decl.patch)

    2012-11-25 - schwab@linux-m68k.org - Properly handle multicast packages - Define USE_GETIFADDRS to use getifaddrs for better IPv6 support

    2012-04-02 - andreas.stieger@gmx.de - update to 1.0pre2: * reverse IPv6 using all methods except ares * faster switching of graph scale * fixed support for DLT_NULL * fix for segfault on interfaces with no MAC address * improved interface autodetect * a stab at implementing support for radiotap interfaces (DLT 127). - updated iftop-manpage.patch to fix manpage formatting warning - remove INSTALL from installed files - removed revious source - removed iftop-1.0-includes_fix.patch - removed counter_hash.h

    2011-04-11 - lars@linux-schulserver.de - update to 1.0pre1: + Support for IPv6 + Various typos fixed + documentation fixed + Fixed behaviour of "-b" option + Support for PFLOG Interfaces + Fix for performance issue with address hashing + Fix for failing link address detection for GNU/kfreebsd + Improved behaviour of sort in sent/recv only mode + Fixed segfault / hang when supplying multiple -i options - removed upstreamed patches

    2009-11-29 - lrupp@suse.de - added iftop-bar-bytes.patch and iftop-bar-display.patch from Debian - enhanced the iftop-manpage.patch - small specfile cleanup

    2009-11-03 - coolo@novell.com - updated patches to apply with fuzz=0

    2009-08-26 - mls@suse.de - make patch0 usage consistent