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ifconfig reports wrong network traffic

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jmffraiz
2006-02-09
2013-05-09
  • jmffraiz
    jmffraiz
    2006-02-09

    Hello,

    Every network traffic monitor I've tried tell me a wrong amount of traffic that is going through my network adapter. The value is FAR too high. I've tried with vnStat, iptraf and the plain simple ifconfig. All say some thousands kilobits are going through eth0 when the actual amount is about 500kbps.

    I'm using colinux 0.6.2 (fedora core 1) as an iptables firewall by using winpcap to brigde to the network interface that is connected to a router. This interface has TCP/IP disable in the windows configuration and I have a TAP driver to get windows to talk to the internet through colinux.

    Does anyone have any idea why I'm getting those odd traffic values?

    Thanks