How To Install iptstate on Kali Linux

In this tutorial we learn how to install iptstate on Kali Linux. iptstate is top-like interface to your netfilter connection-tracking table

Introduction

In this tutorial we learn how to install iptstate on Kali Linux.

What is iptstate

IP Tables State (iptstate) was originally written to implement the “state top” feature of IP Filter in IP Tables. “State top” displays the states held by your stateful firewall in a top-like manner.

Features include:

  • Top-like realtime state table information
  • Sorting by any field
  • Reversible sorting
  • Single display of state table
  • Customizable refresh rate
  • Display filtering
  • Color-coding
  • much more…

To use iptstate, CONNTRACK should be enabled in your kernel.

There are three ways to install iptstate on Kali Linux . We can use apt-get, apt and aptitude. In the following sections we will describe each method. You can choose one of them.

Install iptstate Using apt-get

Update apt database with apt-get using the following command.

sudo apt-get update

After updating apt database, We can install iptstate using apt-get by running the following command:

sudo apt-get -y install iptstate

Install iptstate Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

After updating apt database, We can install iptstate using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install iptstate

Install iptstate Using aptitude

If you want to follow this method, you might need to install aptitude first since aptitude is usually not installed by default on Kali Linux. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

After updating apt database, We can install iptstate using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install iptstate

How To Uninstall iptstate on Kali Linux

To uninstall only the iptstate package we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get remove iptstate

Uninstall iptstate And Its Dependencies

To uninstall iptstate and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Kali Linux, we can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove iptstate

Remove iptstate Configurations and Data

To remove iptstate configuration and data from Kali Linux we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y purge iptstate

Remove iptstate configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

We can use the following command to remove iptstate configurations, data and all of its dependencies, we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge iptstate

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Summary

In this tutorial we learn how to install iptstate using different package management tools like apt, apt-get and aptitude.