The netstat command is used on Windows systems at the command line. To see how this command is used on Kali Linux systems, please refer to this page.

Displays protocol statistics and current TCP/IP network connections.


NETSTAT [-a] [-b] [-e] [-f] [-n] [-o] [-p proto] [-r] [-s] [-t] [interval]

-aDisplays all connections and listening ports.
-bDisplays the executable involved in creating each connection or listening port. In some cases well-known executables host multiple independent components, and in these cases the sequence of components involved in creating the connection or listening port is displayed. In this case the executable name is in [] at the bottom, on top is the component it called, and so forth until TCP/IP was reached. Note that this option can be time-consuming and will fail unless you have sufficient permissions.
-eDisplays Ethernet statistics. This may be combined with the -s option.
-fDisplays Fully Qualified Domain Names (FQDN) for foreign addresses.
-nDisplays addresses and port numbers in numerical form.
-oDisplays the owning process ID associated with each connection.
-p protoShows connections for the protocol specified by proto; proto may be any of: TCP, UDP, TCPv6, or UDPv6. If used with the -s option to display per-protocol statistics, proto may be any of:
IP, IPv6, ICMP, ICMPv6, TCP, TCPv6, UDP, or UDPv6.
-rDisplays the routing table.
-sDisplays per-protocol statistics. By default, statistics are shown for IP, IPv6, ICMP, ICMPv6, TCP, TCPv6, UDP, and UDPv6; the -p option may be used to specify a subset of the default.
-tDisplays the current connection offload state.
interval Redisplays selected statistics, pausing interval seconds between each display. Press CTRL+C to stop redisplaying statistics. If omitted, netstat will print the current configuration information once.


netstat -e


Interface Statistics
Unicast packets574480462160
Non-unicast packets38923525930
Unknown protocols00

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