SNMP statistics in namespaces

Balbir Singh balbir at
Fri Aug 22 08:42:26 PDT 2008

Dave Hansen wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-08-22 at 13:57 +0200, Eelco Chaudron wrote:
>> I was looking at the 2.6.26 nw namespace code, and noticed that the
>> SNMP counters are still system wide. Looking at the status page there
>> is not separate item on SNMP. Was this overlooked, skipped on purpose,
>> or is it in the pipeline?
>> Hope some one can answer this...
> I'm an idiot.  I know that SNMP has something to do with network
> statistics, and I'm too lazy to google it.
> Could you give us a quick idea why SNMP is important here?  You're
> welcome to add it to the list, but it's unlikely to get implemented
> until someone thinks it is important.  That said, I'd be happy to help
> you put together some patches to implement it.

SNMP is typically the way that most network administration (statistics and
control) is done. I have not looked at the network namespace implementation, but
I am quite confident that it would be a useful thing to do, if not done already.


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