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Question: Ethernet Collision

Forum: The Linux Kernel Hackers' Guide
Keywords: ethernet collision packets sniffing
Date: Fri, 12 Jun 1998 14:19:27 GMT
From: jerome bonnet <>

Is there any way in the Linux network architecture that a program in the user space can get extended network statistics from an ethernet driver for example ? I would like to have information on collisions on the ethernet bus... If I can get collision timestamps this would be great. It is to be used to retrive network statistics, in both terms of useful trafic (that one tcpdump does it well) and bus occupation time (that one tcpdump and snifing device do not do it !)...


Jerome bonnet PhD. Student.