netstat -s output

Maxim Konovalov maxim at
Fri Jun 6 02:48:50 PDT 2003

On Fri, 6 Jun 2003, 11:19+0200, Bogdan TARU wrote:

> 	Hi hackers,
>  I have tried to find out the amount of traffic that one box sent (from
> the last reboot), and netstat -s seemed like a good choice. But netstat -s
> seems to generate incorrect results:
> tcp:
>         1730547260 packets sent
>                 1325234728 data packets (1119813018 bytes)
>                 28496801 data packets (151887376 bytes) retransmitted
>  This box generated a lot more than ~12Gb of tcp traffic since the last
> reboot. And I have not messed up with interfaces (up, down, whatever) OR
> with netstat -z in all this time. Any idea what could be wrong? Are the
> counters resetted sometimes, or they wrap sometimes, or...?

They wrap at 2^32.

Maxim Konovalov, maxim at, maxim at

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