netstat -i

Olivier Nicole Olivier.Nicole at
Thu Dec 6 06:00:50 UTC 2012


I used netstat -i for the first time and I saw something I cannot

# netstat -ibh -I em1
Name    Mtu Network       Address              Ipkts Opkts
em1    9000 <Link#2>      00:0e:0c:5c:32:29      92M  129M
em1    9000 10.41.170/24  ufo2000               924K  926K

I understand that the line reporting MAc address means the traffic
seen at layer2, while the line reporting IP address means the traffic
seen at layer3.

How would that be possible to have suh a difference (on a switched

Best regards,


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