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SubjectRe: Possible breakage in 2.6.16?
On 3/28/06, Gene Heskett <> wrote:
> Greetings;
> Always curious as to what sort of information can be extracted from the
> tools linux gives us, I've discovered that netstat, from the
> net-tools-1.60-25.1 rpm
> no longer functions for anything as even a 'netstat --version' takes the
> curser to the upper left corner of the screen and hangs till ctl+c'd.
> The only evidence of its execution is a steady, about 2 per second,
> increase in the number of processes running as reported by gkrellm, all
> of which go away when I ctl+c netstat itself.
> I'm running 2.6.16 self configured here.
> Is this a known problem because my net-tools rpm is old? Or because
> 2.6.16 broke it?

I'm not running 2.6.16 here, but 2.6.16mm1 but anyway, netstat seems
to work quite nicely :

juhl@dragon:~$ cat /etc/slackware-version
Slackware 10.2.0
juhl@dragon:~$ uname -a
Linux dragon 2.6.16-mm1 #1 SMP PREEMPT Sun Mar 26 14:01:58 CEST 2006
i686 athlon-4 i386 GNU/Linux
juhl@dragon:~$ netstat --version
net-tools 1.60
netstat 1.42 (2001-04-15)
Fred Baumgarten, Alan Cox, Bernd Eckenfels, Phil Blundell, Tuan Hoang and others
juhl@dragon:~$ netstat -anp
(Not all processes could be identified, non-owned process info
will not be shown, you would have to be root to see it all.)
Active Internet connections (servers and established)
Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign Address
State PID/Program name
tcp 0 0*
tcp 0 0*
tcp 0 0*
tcp 0 0*
tcp 0 0
tcp 0 0
tcp 0 0
[snip rest of output]

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