[collectd] Looking for a way to collect ICMP traffic data

Pavel V. pavel2000 at ngs.ru
Fri Oct 21 15:34:01 CEST 2016

Hi, Steve.

>> I have a need to collect and graph data on ICMP traffic specifically.
>> Can anyone suggest a way to do this (in Linux)?

All you need is here:

# cat /proc/net/snmp |grep IcmpMsg
IcmpMsg: InType8 OutType0
IcmpMsg: 964 964

If other types of ICMP traffic appear there will be more columns.

These are handled by `protocols` plugin, but I found it unuseable in its current
implementation and I'm going to reimplement it some days.

 Pavel                          mailto:pavel2000 at ngs.ru

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