Bug#570973: /sbin/ifconfig: TX Bytes loop back to zero if amount of sended bytes steps over 4, 2 GB

Johannes Homuth jhomuth at sourcepark.de
Mon Feb 22 14:57:07 UTC 2010

Package: net-tools
Version: 1.60-22
Severity: minor
File: /sbin/ifconfig

The value of TX Bytes in the ifconfig overview loops every 4.2 GB. Assuming I will transfer big files over the ethernet and the amount of bytes send 
steps over the 4.2 GB Point, ifconfig starts to count from zero again.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0.4
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-2-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages net-tools depends on:
ii  libc6                       2.7-18lenny2 GNU C Library: Shared libraries

net-tools recommends no packages.

net-tools suggests no packages.

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