conf/165956: periodic/daily/420.status-network should show dropped packets

Jeremy Chadwick freebsd at
Mon Mar 12 01:30:11 UTC 2012

>Number:         165956
>Category:       conf
>Synopsis:       periodic/daily/420.status-network should show dropped packets
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    freebsd-bugs
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Mon Mar 12 01:30:10 UTC 2012
>Originator:     Jeremy Chadwick
>Release:        FreeBSD 8.2-STABLE amd64
System: FreeBSD icarus.home.lan 8.2-STABLE FreeBSD 8.2-STABLE #0: Fri Feb 10 17:43:50 PST 2012 root at icarus.home.lan:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/X7SBA_RELENG_8_amd64 amd64
	Sorry if I got the Category wrong -- I can never remember what
	to choose for periodic scripts!

	The nightly periodic script for network interface statistics,
	daily/420.status-network, uses "netstat -in".  This is not the
	same as dropped packets caused by use of ipfw or pf; these types
	of dropped packets would be caused by Ethernet problems (cabling
	or NIC driver issues) or similar anomalies on that level.

	I propose that -d be added to the netstat flag list, to give more
	visibility into problems.
	Change periodic/daily/420.status-network as documented in


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