Packet Tracing with the PTRACE command
UPDATED: August 26, 1999
The ptrace command is a powerful and versatile tool used to monitor information about packets passing through or arriving at the PortMaster (TM). Ptrace takes the name of a filter as an argument which is used to compare packet type and packet header type to determine if information about the packet is to be displayed to the console. If the filter rule is 'permit' the information about the packet is displayed.
The 'extended' keyword will show each packet that matches the filter as it enters the PortMaster, and as it leaves the PortMaster, and the interface used for entry and exit.
set console # sets console to current admin session ptrace [filter name] | extended # starts packet trace ptrace # stops packet trace