Network Tools For Ubuntu 18.04

Insight: Network Tools For Ubuntu 18.04

Ubuntu is one of the most popular Linux operating system in desktop segment. In this post, we are going to write about the list of network tools for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. There are plenty of network tool available in the market these days. Out of many, we are listing 7 best network tools for Ubuntu 18.04.

Network Tools For Ubuntu 18.04

1. Vnstat

Vnstat is a network monitoring tool. It is usually loaded by default in most of the Linux based operating system. VnStat is a console-based network traffic monitor for Linux.It can monitor multiple interfaces at the same time.

$ vnstat --help
 vnStat 1.18 by Teemu Toivola

         -q,  --query          query database
         -h,  --hours          show hours
         -d,  --days           show days
         -m,  --months         show months
         -w,  --weeks          show weeks
         -t,  --top10          show top10
         -s,  --short          use short output
         -u,  --update         update database
         -i,  --iface          select interface (default: eth0)
         -?,  --help           short help
         -v,  --version        show version
         -tr, --traffic        calculate traffic
         -ru, --rateunit       swap configured rate unit
         -l,  --live           show transfer rate in real time

See also "--longhelp" for complete options list and "man vnstat".


Easy and popular tool to use for network monitoring task. Iftop is a real time network bandwidth monitoring tool. You can easily install Iftop in Ubuntu with the following command.

$ sudo apt install iftop


Netstat is a network command which displays various information including open sockets and routing tables.

4. Iptraf

IPTraf is a software Рbased console which provides network statistics  by collecting information from TCP connections. It shows the statistics and activity interfaces and drops TCP and UDP traffic. It monitor TCP, UDP account showing the network packets for port connections of applications.

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Hping is a command-line oriented TCP/IP packet assembler/analyzer. It is a command line utility which is similar to Ping command. It supports TCP, UDP, ICMP and RAW-IP protocols, has a traceroute mode, the ability to send files between a covered channel, and many other features.

6. Slurm

Slurm started as a FreeBSD port of the Linux ppp link monitor called pppstatus. Some of the features of Slurm are: Realtime traffic statistics. three graph modes: combined RX and TX and two split views. can monitor any network device. curses ascii graphics. ascii theme support.