Re: missing aliased interfaces in /proc/net/dev

Erik Schoenfelder (
Sun, 18 Jan 1998 01:35:34 +0100 (MET)


On Sun, 18 Jan 1998 00:33:38 +0000 (GMT), (Alan Cox) said:

> Now it is no device by itself (IMHO no problem), but there are no
> longer statistics avail (IMHO a bad change) and they do not show up in

Alan> Use ipfwadm

How ? ipfwadm (resp /proc/net/ip_*) does not tell me what aliased
interfaces are in use, if i don't know.

And to collect statistics via ipfwadm rules needs priviledges not
avail to any userspace program, but peviously by reading /proc files
this was possible.

My initial point was: The information about aliased interfaces in use
is no longer present in the /proc filesystem (esp. /proc/net/dev).

Well, now i learned you and Alexey are both telling me that this will
not change back, right ?

No big problem, i can live with the removal, but i like to know if it
is final.

(Sorry, to lengthen this thread),