Viewing connections in real time

October 2016


Under Linux, to view your outgoing network connections in real time, open a terminal and type the following commands:

sudo watch lsof-i 

It will display:
  • The name of the program making that connection (COMMAND) and its PID
    • The user who started this program (USER)
    • The address of connection

This display is updated every 2 seconds.


Netstat is the command used to view the network in real time under Windows.

Proceed as follow:
  • Go to menu start and select run.
  • Then type netstat and click on OK.

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