Subject: Re: Resetting ip, icmp etc statistics
To: matthew sporleder <>
From: David Laight <>
List: tech-net
Date: 03/31/2006 20:54:13
On Fri, Mar 31, 2006 at 02:13:53PM -0500, matthew sporleder wrote:
> This is a very convenient feature even in production.  These counters
> are reset when the system is rebooted anyway, so it's just as well to
> allow them to be reset without that power cycle.  I don't see how this
> adversely affect SNMP monitoring at all.  It simply eases
> troubleshooting.

SNMP will obtain the system boot time (or similar) and use that to
know when the counters are reset.
Counter wrapping can be assumed to happen at the power of 2 above the
last reading.


David Laight: