[netfilter-core] How many bits are reserved for the counters?
laforge at netfilter.org
Sat Aug 27 13:09:16 CEST 2005
On Sat, Aug 27, 2005 at 09:36:46AM +0200, Glenn Matthys wrote:
> I am using IPtables for traffic accounting right now, and my question is, how many bits are
> reserved for the counters? If they are 32 bits, they'll probably overflow and return to 0
> after 4294967296 bytes, 4096 megabytes that is. Is there any way of overcoming this?
it's 64bit packet and byte counters, so I seriously doubt you would
overflow them anytime soon ;)
- Harald Welte <laforge at netfilter.org> http://netfilter.org/
"Fragmentation is like classful addressing -- an interesting early
architectural error that shows how much experimentation was going
on while IP was being designed." -- Paul Vixie
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