Static content in /proc/net/dev.
as I learned in another message  the fact that
"/proc/net/dev" lists wrong interface names (eth0 and
similar) might be easily mended. However, much worse
is the fact that "/proc/net/dev" seems never to be
updated, thus rendering many networking tools useless
for GNU/kFreeBSD. Statistics can instead be gathered using
"netstat -i", but probably most utilities originating
in GNU/Linux evaluate "/proc/net/dev". This prevents
porting with the present state of affairs.
Is this fact getting some attention?
In my case I am now porting "netdiag_1.0" to GNU/kFreeBSD.
Here "netload" uses the above technique, thus it only
fails of exterior reasons. "netwatch" relies on NETLINK,
hence fails hard, while netstat uses SOCK_PACKET and fails
equally hard since SOCK_RAW cannot replace the intended
In contrast, "strobe" and "tcpspray" works already, while
"tcpblast" and "trafshow" are mendable by fairly elementary
Mats Erik Andersson, DM