Subject: Re: How to retrieve count of actual bytes placed on the wire?
To: Manuel Bouyer <>
From: Jeff Rizzo <>
List: tech-net
Date: 01/04/2002 13:32:19
On Fri, Jan 04, 2002 at 10:28:51PM +0100, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 03, 2002 at 12:01:00PM -0800, Jeff Rizzo wrote:
> > The information provided by 'netstat -bi' 
> > seems to be IP-level only, without any of the ethernet framing bytes,
> > at least for outgoing frames.  I'm playing with a traffic generator
> > from Ixia, and want as many sanity checks on the data I'm gathering as
> > possible...
> > 
> > Is there an easy way to get this information?
> netstat doesn't include the ethernet framing bytes because this info isn't
> always available to the driver (think about hardware vlan support for example).

Yeah, I was afraid that was the case. I was hoping someone who knows more
than I do would tell me otherwise.  :)

Thanks for the reply, though!