In article <firstname.lastname@example.org> you wrote:
> On the other hand, I cannot imagine that noone would have thought of it. What
> is the reason for this? Is there another interface that I should use instead
> of /proc/net/dev to gather byte statistics for interfaces?
it is for performance reasons. You can
a) collect your numbers more often and asume wrap/reboot if numbers
b) use iptables counters instead
BTW: it is a very often discussed topic, personally (as net tools
maintainer) I would love to see 64bit counters here, but this still means
you have to sample often enough, so you do not lose numbers on crash.
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