Thanks for reading this posting!
I have two questions.
In slackware linux (not sure about other releases), typing ifconfig
without any switches displays your Network interfaces. Among the output
of the command for each interface is; packets TX and packets RX. I need
either one of two things. I need to know how big a packet is? How many
bytes, et cetera. I don't think there is a way to do this however, I
have a feeling after some digging around that data packets can be of
varying size. If this is the case, I need to know if there is a utility
that shows total transmitted bytes and received bytes since the
interface's been initialized/brought up. We're having some problems
with our ISP regarding billing and our metered T1! In AIX there's the
entstat command. A command like this for Linux would be perfect!
Second, is anyone else running DNS/BIND having trouble getting an
updated list/keeping thier db.cache file current?? The HOWTO files on
DNS recommend running the following command:
I'm getting the following output:
res_nsend to server rs.internic.net 22.214.171.124: Connection timed out
I've ftp'd to thier site but am confused about which file to get! A
friend of mine has a shell account at her school, I've tried this from
thier machine with the same results, so I don't think it's just me.
I've been using the above dig command in a script for more than a year
now. Anyone know what's going on/an alternative?
Sue Mills, Inc.
1840 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102