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lnstat - linux networking statistics
(C) 2004 Harald Welte <
This tool is a generalized and more feature-complete replacement for the old
'rtstat' program.
In addition to routing cache statistics, it supports any kind of statistics
the linux kernel exports via a file in /proc/net/stat. In a stock 2.6.9
kernel, this is
per-protocol neighbour cache statistics
(ipv4, ipv6, atm, decnet)
routing cache statistics
connection tracking statistics
Please note that lnstat will adopt to any additional statistics that might be
added to the kernel at some later point
I personally always like examples more than any reference documentation, so I
list the following examples. If somebody wants to do a manpage, feel free
to send me a patch :)
In order to get a list of supported statistics files, you can run
lnstat -d
It will display something like
1: entries
2: allocs
3: destroys
1: entries
2: in_hit
3: in_slow_tot
You can now select the files/keys you are interested by something like
lnstat -k arp_cache:entries,rt_cache:in_hit,arp_cache:destroys
entries| in_hit|destroys|
6| 6| 0|
6| 0| 0|
6| 2| 0|
You can specify the interval (e.g. 10 seconds) by:
lnstat -i 10
You can specify to only use one particular statistics file:
lnstat -f ip_conntrack
You can specify individual field widths
lnstat -k arp_cache:entries,rt_cache:entries -w 20,8
You can specify not to print a header at all
lnstat -s 0
You can specify to print a header only at start of the program
lnstat -s 1
You can specify to print a header at start and every 20 lines:
lnstat -s 20
You can specify the number of samples you want to take (e.g. 5):
lnstat -c 5