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InterFace STATistics Ga�l Roualland <firstname.lastname@example.org> =============================================== * Introduction Ifstat is a little tool to report interface activity like vmstat/iostat do. Since gathering these statistics is highly system dependant, only a few operating systems are supported right now: Linux with /proc/net/dev interface (Linux >= 2.2.x) Solaris with kstat(3K) interface (Solaris >= 2.6.x) FreeBSD with ifmib(4) interface (FreeBSD > 2.2) IRIX and OpenBSD with SIOCGIFDATA ioctl(2). BSD like systems with route sysctl(3) interface (NetBSD, Darwin). BSD like systems with kvm(3) interface. Digital Unix (OSF/1), AIX with "legacy" kmem interface. HP-UX with DLPI streams interface. Win32 (native or with cygwin) with GetIfTable interface. Others might be easy to add, or might simply work out-of-the-box if some compatibility layer is there. As usual your mileage may vary. In addition, ifstat can poll remote hosts through SNMP if you have the ucd-snmp library. It will also be used for localhost if no other known method works (You need to have snmpd running for this though). * Compilation To compile, just run the configure script as follows: (Refer to the INSTALL file for generic configure instructions) ./configure You might need to set several variables for the configure script on some systems: - On HP-UX, if using the HP C Compiler, add CC="cc -Ae" so that ANSI C syntax is accepted. - On Windows, you might want to add CC="gcc -mno-cygwin" under Cygwin to build a native win32 binary. You might also need to pass several options to the configure script. This package accepts the following extra-options: --enable-debug This turns debugging on in the library. --enable-optim This turns on some gcc optimization flags. --enable-library Enable build and installation of libifstat. By default, all the statistics gathering drivers are checked for availibility until a working one is found, but several can be included. If you wish to force inclusion of an alternate driver (if available) or disable one, you can use one of the following options: --with-proc Force support of /proc if available. --without-proc Do not include support for /proc. --with-kstat Force support of kstat if available. --without-kstat Do not include support for kstat. --with-ifmib Force support of ifmib if available. --without-ifmib Do not include support for ifmib. --with-ifdata Force support of ifdata if available. --without-ifata Do not include support for ifdata. --with-route Force support of route if available. --without-route Do not include support for route. --with-kvm Force support of kvm if available. --without-kvm Do not include support for kvm. --with-dlpi Force support of dlpi if available. --without-dlpi Do not include support for dlpi. --with-win32 Force support of wiN32 if available. --without-win32 Do not include support for win32. --with-snmp=prefix Specify where the snmp library is installed --without-snmp Do not include support for SNMP. --with-libcrypto Force use of libcrypto with UCD-SNMP. This is needed on at least OpenBSD, since the snmp library links but doesn't run without it. Then, run the make command: make and finally, to install it run: make install * Usage Simply run ifstat and see stats rolling ;) * Homepage http://gael.roualland.free.fr/ifstat/ * Feedback If you're happy with ifstat, I'd be glad to hear from you and know what you use it for and on which systems. Bugs reports are welcomed too! Thanks.