I'm running a chat application on my machine called foo - how do I view all connection attempts (failed or successful) for foo?

I have attempted this with netstat, but I am unsure how to associate these connections with a specific application.

  • What operating system? Please add that information to your question, or at least add a tag. If Linux, then there are iptables rules you can use to count traffic originated by a particular user... but I can't think of a way to count by originating application. – Celada Apr 23 '15 at 1:48
  • @Celada or group, so you can adapt it by using a special group or user just for that application. – muru Apr 23 '15 at 2:06

you can use tcptrack

more info can be found at http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/dapper/man1/tcptrack.1.html

you'll find a detailed description of all connections and eventually select specific app connection

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  • unfortunately, i still don't see way to associate this information with an application - just get back client (ip and port) server (ip and port) state (closed or established), idle time and speed – lfender6445 Apr 24 '15 at 19:26

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