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want to see an amount of traffic passed through interface since boot. It's an ISPManager VDS with FreeBSD 8.0, and

ifconfig -L epair521b -B

does nothing.

Want to have output like Linux's ifconfig:

lo Link encap:Local Loopback

RX bytes:6642443661 (6.1 GiB) TX bytes:6642443661 (6.1 GiB)

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up vote 17 down vote accepted
systat -ifstat 1

Is much better. You gonna get traffic throughput, Peak and Total.

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Cool! Thanks boy – Pol Hallen Nov 28 '13 at 15:04
Pure Bliss. ... – sjas Aug 21 '14 at 14:53
Nice - I haven't used this command for 12 years I was thinking it was netstat – Jim Ford Oct 24 '14 at 19:34

Reading file /usr/local/share/munin/plugins/if_ (in port sysutils/munin-node) I see it's using the following command line to achieve just that :

/usr/bin/netstat -i -b -n -I $INTERFACE

PS: that file also contains a warning that those are 32 bit counters; some years ago I RTFS and verifier that's because it's easier to update atomically; I didn't verify if it's the same on the (more recent) amd64 platform though.

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This is perfect for me, as I needed a command with static output so I could use it in a script. – WildVelociraptor May 14 '14 at 18:49

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