Subject: Re: Resetting ip, icmp etc statistics
To: Eric Haszlakiewicz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Liam J. Foy <email@example.com>
Date: 03/30/2006 21:47:24
On 14:37, Thu 30 Mar 06, Eric Haszlakiewicz wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 30, 2006 at 08:44:21PM +0100, David Laight wrote:
> > On Thu, Mar 30, 2006 at 08:21:36PM +0100, Liam J. Foy wrote:
> > > Hey folks,
> > >
> > > I have a patch against CURRENT which adds an option to netstat to reset
> > > ip, tcp, icmp and carp etc statistics. This idea was taken from the -z
> > > option in FreeBSDs netstat.
> > >
> > > This is pretty handy if you're doing network testing/research with
> > > NetBSD. Anyone like this idea? If you guys do, I'll submit a patch for
> > > review.
> > Generally resetting stats is a bad idea since you don't actually know
> > how many different pieces of software are trying to read them.
> if you're the only (admin) person on the machine, and you're
> not running anything else, I think you can be fairly certain.
I kinda agree. This option could only really be handy for research and
testing, not for the common joe user.
> > Much better is to have a display program capable of showing you the deltas.
> except then you need to have that program running continuously, or
> it needs to save it's state somewhere. yuck.
Liam J. Foy