What's an alternate way to see network activity?
Use lsof - which stands for List Open Files.
Sounds weird, huh? But on Linux/Unix everything is a file -- even
Here are some some uses.
All TCP/IP connections:
lsof | grep TCP
All IPv6 connections:
lsof | grep IPv6
If you don't want any IPv6 running see my tip on disabling it:
What's Apache doing:
lsof | grep httpd
(Lists files it has open and network connections - nice)
lsof has many options. But I prefer simply grep-ing.
If you aren't root some files will be unavailable.