[ILUG] Re: iptables byte/packet counters
rbmlist at gmail.com
Wed Jan 16 09:05:59 GMT 2008
I thought I'd deleted that email. I didn't mean to send it. After
spending the day headscratching, googling, yahooing, and RTFM-ing I
realised my problem about half-way through writing that email. I
though I'd pressed the delete button - obviously not....
I had a catch-all iptables rule ( iptables -A INPUT ), just for the
purpose of doing an (iptables -v) and getting the packet/byte count. I
found that the counters in the header line ( Chain INPUT ( x packets y
bytes ) ) didn't match what the byte/packet counter for the rule had
It turned out that I had iptables enabled for a while before adding
the rules, so traffic in this period was reflected in the header line,
but not of course in the rules that it would have applied to ( if the
rules had been in place in the time ).
On Jan 14, 2008 12:46 PM, Rory Browne <rbmlist at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello everyone
> I haven't used iptables much, but I've recently started using it to
> monitor traffic.
> I checked it today and found different values for
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