Re: IP_ACCOUNTING wraps? longword?

Jos Vos (
Sat, 6 Apr 1996 11:46:23 +0200 (MET DST)

> Is IP_ACCOUNTING using a simple longword for the byte count? It looks to
> me that my /proc/net/ip_acct must have wrapped at around 4 gigs, which
> kinda makes sense, doesnt it?

Yes, it's an unsigned long. If you have that many traffic, you might
want to consider to reset the value at certain intervals. Use
"ipfwadm -Alzx" for this purpose (print current values and resets at
the same time).

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