misc-network-tools is a small collection of network tools,
some of which were first written over twelve years ago. I recently
needed to avail myself of them again, but discovered that I needed to
port them to the updated Paranoid APIs. Having dealt with that,
it also occured to me to add a few new tools to cut down on some of
those Perl one-liners I was constantly throwing out there.
Here is a brief synopsis of the tools in this package:
- ifstat: A simple network interface monitoring tool for
- ipcalc: A calculation/modeling tool useful for tuning
memory-related settings affecting netfilter connection tracking
and TCP buffering specifically on Linux systems.
- ipconsolidate: An IP/network list consolidation script
that removes redundant entries for both IPv4 and IPv6. This
not only removes duplicate entries, it also removes IPs or
smaller networks that may already be listed as part of a larger
- ipgrep: A grep utility specifically meant to find lines
in files or input that match a given IP or network, for both
IPv4 and IPv6. It supports both exact and network-based
matching, in either direction.
- virtmac: A virtual MAC generator that guarantees reliably
unique addresses in any given broadcast domain. These address
are also RFC-compliant and set the local administration bit in
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