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pcp-netstat - Man Page

Report statistics for different network protocols and network interfaces.


pcp [pcp options] netstat [--statistics] [-p [TCP|IP|UDP|ICMP]] [-i] [-s samples] [-a archive] [-S start_time] [-T end_time]


The pcp-netstat command is used for viewing the different kinds of statistics related to the network protocols and the network interfaces. This tool is useful for checking the status of your network interfaces, network connections and for troubleshooting network issues. This tool can also be used to analyze network statistics for all available protocols, including TCP, UDP, ICMP, and IP protocols.

By default pcp-netstat reports live data for the local host. It has the capabilities to analyze the data on the archives as well.



shows output similar to netstat -s, which displays summary statistics for each protocol


shows output similar to netstat -i -a -n, which displays a table of all network interfaces


filter network statistics specific to a protocol

-a file, --archive=file

Fetch /proc/netstat for a specified archive file

-s count, --samples=count

Get the network statistics for specified number of samples count

-S,  --start=time

Filter the samples from the archive from the given time

-T, --finish=time

Filter the samples from the archive until the given time

-V,  --version

Display version number and exit.

-?,  --help

Display usage message and exit.

PCP Environment

Environment variables with the prefix PCP_ are used to parameterize the file and directory names used by PCP. On each installation, the file /etc/pcp.conf contains the local values for these variables. The $PCP_CONF variable may be used to specify an alternative configuration file, as described in pcp.conf(5).

For environment variables affecting PCP tools, see pmGetOptions(3).

See Also

PCPIntro(1), pcp(1), pmParseInterval(3) and environ(7).


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