How to create netstat aliases to help focus on network activity

The netstat command provides a tremendous amount on information on network activity. With the -s option (netstat -s), it will display summaries for various protocols such as packets received, active connections, failed connections and a lot more. While the data is extensive enough to make you dizzy, the more you get used to what the command’s output looks like, the more you’ll become familiar with what to expect and maybe even get better at spotting what’s unusual. In this post, we’re going to look at various portions of the netstat -s command’s output using crafted aliases to make it easier.

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Source:: Network World – Data Center