All commands tested on Ubuntu Server.
Some of the commands may, or may not work, or be useful in desktop enviroment.

please use these tools with caution, data loss can happen.
use -h or -help if necessary.

( Example: [interface] = eth0 or ens33 )

( Example: [ip address] = )

( Example: [ip address/subnetmask] = )

( Example: [command name] = vsftp )








command description
sudo ifconfig # basic networking information
sudo dpkg --list # list all installed packages on the system
sudo nmap [ip address] # display open ports
sudo bmon # watch network traffic in realtime
sudo iftop # watch network traffic in realtime
sudo tcpdump -i [interface] # watch network traffic in realtime from your interface
# Example: Track traffic on network's device with it's ip address:

sudo tcpdump -i [host interface] host [target ip address]

# Example: Track network traffic:

sudo tcpdump -i [host interface] net [network ip address/subnet]

( Example of network address with subnet mask (class C): )
sudo dhclient [interface] # renew dynamic addresses
sudo dstat # recource monitor
sudo tshark -i [interface] # capture network packets
sudo ethtool [interface] # info of network device
sudo ip addr add [ip address/subnet mask] dev [interface] # temporary assign static ip address
sudo ip link set dev [interface] up # the ip can then be used to set the link up
sudo ip link set dev [interface] down # the ip can then be used to set the link down
sudo ip route add default via [ip address] # set default gateway address
sudo ip route show # show default gateway
sudo ip addr flush [interface] # reset network configuration
sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart # start with new configuration
sudo service vsftpd start # start vsftpd
sudo ufw status verbose # enable UFW and check its status
sudo ufw reload # restart ufw
sudo smbstatus # check is samba active
sudo service --status-all # show services installed
sudo service [service name] start # start service
sudo apt install open-vm-tools # install vmware tools terminal
sudo ip a # to quickly identify all available Ethernet interfaces
sudo ip addr add [ip address/subnet mask] [interface] # to temporarily configure an IP address
sudo apt install ubuntu-mate-core # install desktop on server
sudo apt install ne # install ne text editor, vim alternative
sudo nautilus # access the filesystem with full priviledges with default gnome file manager gui
sudo aptitude # text based manager for installing software







# here is a example network configuration file used by netplan to put static address:
# configuration file can be found at: /etc/netplan

version: 2
renderer: networkd
dhcp4: no
addresses: [host ip address/subnet mask]
gateway4: [default gateway ip address]
addresses: [dns ip address,sec dns ip address]

# here is a example network configuration file used by netplan to put dynamic address:
# configuration file can be found at: /etc/netplan

version: 2
renderer: networkd
dhcp4: true




# Wireshark network monitors capture filters:


Capture traffic from a range of IP addresses:



capture ip:






Sysadmin app's for linux:


Terminal emulator: tilix


Task manager: stacer




Well-known FireWall ports:
Port TCP UDP Name Description
1 tcpmux TCP port multiplexer
5 rje Remote job entry
7 echo Echo service
9 discard Zero service for test purposes
11 systat System information
13 daytime Time and date
17 qotd Sends quote of the day
18 msp Sends text messages
19 chargen Sends an infinite character string
20 ftp-data FTP data transfer
21 ftp FTP connection
22 ssh Secure Shell Service
23 telnet Telnet service
25 smtp Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
37 time Machine-readable time protocol
39 rlp Resource location protocol
42 nameserver Name service
43 nicname WHOIS directory service
49 tacacs Terminal access controller access control system
50 re-mail-ck Remote mail checking
53 domain DNS name resolver
67 bootps Bootstrap protocol services
68 bootpc Bootstrap client
69 tftp Trivial file transfer protocol
70 gopher Document search
71 genius Genius protocol
79 finger Delivers user contact information
80 http Hypertext transfer protocol
81 Torpark: Onion routing (unofficial)
82 Torpark: Control (unofficial)
88 kerberos Network authentication system
101 hostname NIC host name
102 Iso-tsap ISO TSAP protocol
105 csnet-ns Mailbox mail server
107 rtelnet Remote telnet
109 pop2 Post office protocol v2 for e-mail communication
110 pop3 Post office protocol v3 for e-mail communication
111 sunrpc RPC protocol for NFS
113 auth Authentication service
115 sftp Simple file transfer protocol
117 uucp-path File transfer between Unix systems
119 nntp Transfer of messages in news groups
123 ntp Time synchronization service
137 netbios-ns NETBIOS name service
138 netbios-dgm NETBIOS datagram service
139 netbios-ssn NETBIOS session service
143 imap Internet message access protocol for e-mail communication
161 snmp Simple network management protocol
162 snmptrap Simple network management protocol trap
177 xdmcp X display manager
179 bgp Border gateway protocol
194 irc Internet relay chat
199 smux SNMP UNIX multiplexer
201 at-rtmp AppleTalk routing
209 qmtp Quick mail transfer protocol
210 z39.50 Bibliographic information system
213 ipx Internetwork packet exchange
220 imap3 IMAP v3 for e-mail communication
369 rpc2portmap Coda file system port mapper
370 codaauth2 Coda file system authentication service
389 ldap Lightweight directory access protocol
427 svrloc Service location protocol
443 https HTTPS (HTTP over SSL/TLS)
444 snpp Simple network paging protocol
445 microsoft-ds SMB over TCP/IP
64 kpasswd Kerberos password change
500 isakmp Security protocol
512 exec Remote process execution
512 comsat/biff Mail client and server
513 login Login to remote computer
513 who Whod user logging daemon
514 shell Remote shell
514 syslog Unix system logging service
515 printer Line printer daemon print services
517 talk Talk remote calling
518 ntalk Network talk
520 efs Extended file name server
520 router Routing information protocol
521 ripng Routing information protocol for IPv6
525 timed Time server
530 courier Courier remote procedure call
531 conference Chat over AIM and IRC
532 netnews Netnews newsgroup service
533 netwall Emergency broadcasts
540 uucp Unix-to-Unix copy protocol
543 klogin Kerberos v5 remote login
544 kshell Kerberos v5 remote shell
546 dhcpv6-client DHCP v6 client
547 dhcpv6-server DHCP v6 server
548 afpovertcp Apple filing protocol over TCP
554 rtsp Real time streaming protocol
556 remotefs Remote file system
563 nntps NNTP over SSL/TLS
587 submission Message submission agent
631 ipp Internet printing protocol
631 Common Unix printing system (unofficial)
636 ldaps LDAP over SSL/TLS
674 acap Application configuration access protocol
694 ha-cluster Heartbeat service
749 kerberos-adm Kerberos v5 administration
750 kerberos-iv Kerberos v4 services
873 rsync rsync file transfer services
992 telnets Telnet over SSL/TLS
993 imaps IMAP over SSL/TLS
995 pop3s POP3 over SSL/TLS






SUBNETTING (example in yellow):

number of subnets:
1 2 4 8 16 32 64 128 256
number of hosts per subnet: 256 128 64 32
16 8 4 2 1
subnet mask: /24 /25 /26 /27 /28 /29 /30 /31 /32




example of original network ID: /24 ,with 4 subnets:
network ID: subnet mask: host ID range: number of usable hosts: broadcast ID: /26 - 62 /26 - 62 /26 - 62 /26 - 62
subnet mask:
wildcard mask:
binary subnet mask: 11111111.11111111.11111111.11000000
IP / network class type: C
CIDR notation: /26





Subnet masks:
CIDR subnet mask: subnet mask: binary subnet mask:
/24 11111111.11111111.11111111.00000000
/25 11111111.11111111.11111111.10000000
/26 11111111.11111111.11111111.11000000
/27 11111111.11111111.11111111.11100000
/28 11111111.11111111.11111111.11110000
/29 11111111.11111111.11111111.11111000
/30 11111111.11111111.11111111.11111100
/31 11111111.11111111.11111111.11111110
/32 11111111.11111111.11111111.11111111




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