tcpflow and HugeURL

The Sys Admin’s Daily Grind


First the fun, then the pleasure: This month, we look at a TCP that administrators have to take seriously, followed by some URL fun.

If you need to smooth the kinks out of your network services, very likely you will take Tcpdump and Wireshark out of your toolbox. But honestly, both are slightly less than intuitive, and you need to be a genuine expert to interpret the results. Tcpflow, on the other hand, is infinitely more intelligible.