IP Traffic Monitor already listening on eth0

If you get this “IP Traffic Monitor already listening on eth0” error when you are trying to use iptraf:

IP Traffic Monitor already listening on eth0

IP Traffic Monitor already listening on eth0

Or any other interface like eth1 or wlan0 and so on…

Be sure that you don’t have any iptraf applications running:

ps ax|grep iptraf

and after that you should only see line with “grep iptraf” but no iptraf applications.

After that remove all files from /var/run/iptraf/ and after that start iptraf
again and it should work:

root@NSA:/# cd /var/run/iptraf/
root@NSA:/var/run/iptraf# rm *
root@NSA:/var/run/iptraf#

and after that start iptraf and it should work ok.

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