netcap(8) — Linux manual page


NETCAP:(8)           System Administration Utilities          NETCAP:(8)

NAME         top

       netcap - a program to see capabilities

SYNOPSIS         top


DESCRIPTION         top

       netcap is a program that prints out a report of process
       capabilities. If the application is using tcp, udp, raw, or
       packet family of sockets AND has any capabilities, it will be in
       the report. If the process has partial capabilities, it is
       further examined to see if it has an open-ended bounding set. If
       this is found to be true, a '+' symbol is added.  If the process
       has ambient capabilities, a '@' symbols is added.

       Some directories in the /proc file system are readonly by root.
       The program will try to access and report what it can. But if
       nothing comes out, try changing to the root user and re-run this

SEE ALSO         top

       pscap(8), filecap(8), capabilities(7), netstat(8).

AUTHOR         top

       Steve Grubb

COLOPHON         top

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Red Hat                         Sept 2020                     NETCAP:(8)

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