bug in netstat (net-tools-1.60)

Scott Kopel skopel at fsu.edu
Sat Feb 20 14:10:23 PST 2010

I've been using lfs/blfs on 2 production web servers for about 10 years so thank you for that

this is my third build lfs/blfs and it went very well and all is running smoothly except there is a bug in net-tools-1.60 which shows up in the later kernels (I'm using kernel

aparently netstat -s has trouble with /proc/net/snmp following is the error message

"error parsing /proc/net/snmp: Success"

the problem is well described here: 
and apparently redhat has made a patch in their net-tools rpm

I was hoping blfs could make a patch for this? 
I've looked all over and can't find a patch that patches the source
thanks a bunch

Scott Kopel
English Department
Florida State University
850 339 0523

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