Bug#600858: add netstat(8) support for RcvbufErrors, SndbufErrors

John Morrissey jwm at horde.net
Wed Oct 20 17:19:40 UTC 2010

Package: net-tools
Version: 1.60-23
Severity: normal
Tags: patch

netstat(8) doesn't have support for /proc/net/snmp's {Rcv,Snd}bufErrors.
This causes the value to be treated as signed, with negative numbers emitted
for large values:

499161083 packets received
3258712 packets to unknown port received.
3310376146 packet receive errors
268245155 packets sent
RcvbufErrors: -984591164

I originally reported this upstream, at

This is similar to http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=561161,
but is a different bug.
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