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From: Bernd Eckenfels <>
Subject: Re: Net device byte statistics
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2003 02:22:51 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

In article <> you wrote:
> On the other hand, I cannot imagine that noone would have thought of it. What 
> is the reason for this? Is there another interface that I should use instead 
> of /proc/net/dev to gather byte statistics for interfaces?

it is for performance reasons. You can

a) collect your numbers more often and asume wrap/reboot  if numbers
b) use iptables counters instead

BTW: it is a very often discussed topic, personally (as net tools
maintainer) I would love to see 64bit counters here, but this still means
you have to sample often enough, so you do not lose numbers on crash.

eckes privat -
Project Freefire -

  reply	other threads:[~2003-07-25  0:07 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 16+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2003-07-24 23:56 Net device byte statistics Fredrik Tolf
2003-07-25  0:22 ` Bernd Eckenfels [this message]
2003-07-25  2:37   ` Fredrik Tolf
2003-07-25  3:26     ` Bernd Eckenfels
2003-07-25  3:49       ` Jeff Sipek
2003-07-25  3:54     ` Jeff Sipek
2003-07-25  7:03   ` Denis Vlasenko
2003-07-25  7:01     ` Andre Hedrick
2003-07-25 16:23     ` Jeff Sipek
2003-07-25 17:20       ` Randy.Dunlap
2003-07-25 17:55         ` Jeff Sipek
2003-07-25 17:58           ` Randy.Dunlap
2003-07-25 21:55             ` jw schultz
2003-07-25 22:51               ` Jeff Sipek
2003-07-26  0:08                 ` Ben Greear
2003-07-26  0:44                   ` jw schultz

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