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

Erik Schoenfelder (
Mon, 19 Jan 1998 00:25:07 +0100 (MET)


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

ANK> Mmm... But statistics about aliases never were available,
ANK> right?

Yes, right for the 2.1.x series.

ANK> So that we losed nothing, and lines sort of "statistics is not
ANK> available" would not help. And if someone wants to know list
ANK> of IP interfaces, he calls SIOCGIFCONF.

Ok, along with suitable accounting rules this should do the job.

[ explanation about philosophy behind removing aliases removed. ]

Thank's for the explanation. It clears the reason behind (well,
somewhat ;-).

ANK> I'd write it into a README, but it seems to be not urgent. [...]

That would be nice. Again, thank you.